Kronendal Music Academy Summer Newsletter 2019/2020
What a year it has been! Thanks to you, each one of our donors, supporters, pupils, families and staff, we not only survived but thrived.
And that is the best possible message we can share with the community.
From surviving to thriving.
Just look at all these children who spent the year at KMA and now proudly receive their certificates of achievement, honouring their hard work and dedication. How you can get involved: volunteers are always welcome to assist with meal preparation, music practice sessions and school homework supervision.
Congratulations to KMA’s very own Nangamso Xaso who received a full weekly border scholarship to Groote Schuur High School for 2020. Nangamso dreams of completing her music degree one day and returning to KMA to teach
the next generation of musicians. Nangamso is pictured here at DARG, where she featured in a Beautiful News video. You can watch it here. How you can get involved: Consider becoming a KMA Friend by joining our monthly giving programme. For as little as R50 you can help pupils like Nangamso continue receiving the gift of music education.
What a treat to appear on Cape Town TV! Vusi said, “Ma’am I will never forget today!”
An essential part of our work at KMA is to ensure our pupils have their eyes tested regularly. This summer 6 lucky pupils received glasses and can now see their music bright and clearly!
Thank you to Tanya Seeber Optometrists in Hout Bay for our free eye tests. How you can get involved: In 2020 KMA will provide 100 children a safe place to spend their afternoons. Your once-off donation helps us cover the cost of their music books, instrument repairs and the many accessories needed to keep their instruments playing.
At KMA, everyone is a fundraiser, and our pupils enthusiastically join in at our functions. Here Head of Music, Jono Prest, plays with the brass band to welcome guests to our lunch at Quentin’s at Oakhurst, hosted by Peter Golding. How you can get involved: Would your business fancy a SARS 18A Tax certificate and a contribution to your BBBEE points? Consider signing up as an annual Corporate Partner and satisfy your CSI requirements.
Our African Instrument Orchestra started taking shape this year under the exuberant Sky Dladla and we were very proud to perform at the City of Cape Town Showcase Gala at the Artscape Theatre in November, celebrating our Grant from the City
that kick-started this project. How can you get involved: we desperately need a sponsor to come on board and dress our performing ensembles.
We had to include this beautiful picture for no other reason than these young ladies looked just so pretty in the summer sun, in our lovely garden. Having “grown up” together at KMA over the last four years, these brass players form part of the Brass Band and the Jazz Band.
Pictured here from left to right are Sisanda Menziwa (Trumpet), Owami Siganga (French Horn) and Ondele Mwanda (Trumpet). How can you get involved:
Instrument accessories (oils, rosin, strings, reeds, ligatures etc) are extremely expensive and many are only available abroad. If you live overseas please consider buying some for us – it would make a considerable dent in our annual budget. Please find a list of our instrument accessory needs here.
WHAT MAKES OUT PUPILS FUTURE FIT? Did you know that music education develops countless cognitive, emotional and social skills? At KMA we understand the value of developing IQ, EQ and AQ in children, and we focus on skills that will contribute to their future success and happiness. How can you get involved? We are seeking a corporate partner to sponsor our “Brains Trust” division, which is developing our impact measurement programme.
Music lessons, practising and playing in ensembles develops:
Information literacy, process acumen, flexibility, leadership,
self-directed learning, collaboration, communication and global awareness
Producing a well-executed performance, arrangement or grading develops:
Creativity, growth mindset, a love for innovation and a desire to produce meaningfully
Navigating a path through various scenarios situations and circumstances develops:
Positive attitude, mindfulness and self-confidence
Interpretation, Sound Production, Music Theory develops:
Critical thinking, a broad range of information, media and technology
Daily hardships create a hard-wired pattern of response to life’s ‘stuff’ and this develops:
Immeasurable resilience and grit
Our pupils can’t wait to come back next year, and this is where we need your help. Each child is sponsored through a music bursary at R15 000 or more, depending on where they are in our comprehensive KMA syllabus.
We can’t let these children down. We need your help.
You can sponsor a child or build a small group of friends to sponsor as a village.
We will give you personal feedback on their progress and their triumphs over challenges – and we will invite you to come and watch them practice and play.
This makes a beautiful Christmas gift for a loved one who has enough.
Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay
Account number: (IBAN): 1676042490
Branch Code: 167609
BIC Code (Swift): NEDSZAJJ
Bank Name: NEDBANK
KMA wishes to thank all our donors for their continued support, incuding: