FACETS Competition 2018

FACETS is an all-round arts competition hosted in Cape Town by San Souci Girls’ High School each year. For a few years now, FACETS has included a marimba ensemble category which still continues to grow- this year there were two prizes awarded for a Junior Category (Junior School-Grade 9) and for a Senior Category (Grades 10-12).

Marimba Jam is proud to have entered 11 bands this year from Springfield Convent School, Wynberg Girls’ High School, Cannon’s Creek Independent School and SACS High School. The competition was tough with many bands showing a high standard of playing as well as incredible energy on stage!

Congratulations to the following bands for winning their Categories:

Junior Category Winners: Springfield Convent Grade 9 Band

Senior Category Winners: SACS High School Senior Band and Wynberg Girls’ High School Grade 10 Band (tied for first place with a score of 90%)

It is always incredible to see a variety of bands perform on the same stage, we are so proud of each of our bands and especially our First Place Winners!

We would also like to thank Ross Johnson for adjudicating this year’s competition. We value the time and feedback you gave to our learners and appreciated your constructive criticism  which we have taken to heart.

Looking forward to more amazing performances from our learners!



Students at FACETS

Huge congratulations to all of our bands who competed in the FACETS Eisteddfod held at San Souci’s High School last night.

Our bands performed exceptionally well and every single one of our bands achieved a mark of above 90%! (See marks below). The competition was tougher than ever before, with a record 16 marimba bands entering this year’s category!

Well done to the following bands who represented their schools, as well as, Marimba Jam last night:

Springfield Grade 7:
90% (First Place in the Junior School Category)

Springfield Grade 10:

Springfield Grade 11:

Springfield Grade 12:
93% (Third Place in the Senior School category)

Wynberg Girls’ High Junior Band:
94% (Second Place in the Senior School Category AND won a special prize for “Best Junior High School Band”)

Wynberg Girls’ High Senior Band:
95% (Tied for First Place with St Cyprians Grade 10 band)

Thank you to the parents and teachers who made this night possible!