MEMBER HISTORY OF NATIONAL BANDS

2022

national SChools JAZZ band led by HEIN VAN DE GEYN

alto: Jayden Harebottle, tenor: Nicolas Lipinski & Litha Mpondo, piano: Adam Powell, bass: Tallis Hurly, drums: Russell Matthews, vocal: Amila Tembani & James Ford

national youth jazz band led by mandla mlangeni

tenor: Ofentse Moses Sebula & Jean Strauss, trombone: Siyalo Zulu, piano: Brathew van Schalkwyk, bass: Zenzele Mthembu-Salter, drums: Kabelo Boy Mokhatla, guitar: Uviwe Caso

2021

national SChools JAZZ band led by shaun johannes

alto: Jayden Harebottle, tenor: Nicolas Lipinski & Jean Strauss, trombone: Hope Hadebe, piano: Thomas Borain, bass: Tallis Hurly drums: Sabian Lee Singh, vocal: Christian Linderboom

national youth jazz band led by nduduzo makhathini

tenor: Ofentse Moses Sebula, tenor: Jed Petersen, trumpet: Michael Lefa, trombone: Lezaam Beets, piano: Brathew van Schalkwyk, bass: Stephan de Suza (dep), drums: Dane Paris, vocal: Rorisang Sechele

2019

national SChools JAZZ band led by justin sasman

alto: Dante Webber, Jason le Roux, tenor: Luke Borain, Aimee Large, baritone: Neill Marais, trumpet: Tiri Mahwehwe, Tuan Thalla, Iliya Meyer, Jacob Christoffels, trombone: Thomas Borain, Tamzyn Freeks, Jayson van Rooyen, Entle Mavuso, piano: Joshua Wheatley, bass: Nicholas Ford, drums: Mpho Mbhele, guitar: Jaden Philander, vocal: Marzia Barry

national youth jazz band led by afrika Mkhize

alto: Tshegofatso Matlou, tenor: Jed Petersen, trumpet: Thabo Sikhakhane, piano: Kirsten Skippers, bass: Stephen de Souza, drums: Boy Mokhatla, guitar: Bradley Prince, vocal: Anathi Mobo

2018

national SChools big band led by dr. gordon vernick (usa)

alto: Matteo Greyling, Jason le Roux, tenor: Andreas Coxson, Daniel Estcourt, baritone: Caitlyn Poole Trumpet: Bradley Culligan, Zubair Abader, Eldene Bruiners, Nerisha Ramjee, Iliya Meyer, trombone: Ben Bristow, Tamzyn Freeks, Gregory Hoyle, Jayson van Rooyen, piano: Jesse Sarembock, bass: Nicholas Ford, drums: Sonqoba Njengele, guitar: Matthew Mentor, vocal: Robert Versfeld & Marzia Barry

national youth jazz band led by amanda tiffin

alto: Ofentse Moshwetsi, tenor: Moses Sebula, trumpet: Thabo Sikhakhane, piano: Brathew van Schalkwyk, bass: Sean Sanby, drums: Damian Kamineth, guitar: Ryan Truter, vocal: Daniel van der Walt

2017

national SChools big band led by kelly bell

alto: Jason le Roux, Luke Borain, tenor: Michael Hoyle, Moses Sebola, baritone: Lise Siebert, trumpet: Fabian Pludderman, Bradley Culligan, Krischan Mumbi, Eldene Bruiners, trombone: Sabelo Hlatshwayom, Lukas Urban, Imke Muhr, Emily Webster, piano: Chris Cloete, bass: Iain Hutcheson, drums: Jason Winde, guitar: Uviwe Caso, vocal: Nthato Padi & Chrischea Buys

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY buddy wells

alto: Godfrey Mntambo, tenor: Thami Mahlangu, trumpet: Muneeb Hermans, piano: Zibusiso Makhathini, bass: Dalisu Ndlazi, drums: Tshiamo Nkoane, guitar: Nicholas Pitman, vocal: Daniel van der Walt

2016

national SChools big band led by dan shout

alto: Robert Van Der Merwe, Ben Ker, tenor: Michael Hoyle, Tim Klein, baritone: Lloyd Witten, trumpet: Sam Gild, Bradley Culligan, Chaz Abrahams, Thabo Malusi, trombone: Sabelo Hlatshwayo, Lukas Urban, Seth Meyer, Emily Webster, piano: Nobuhle Mazinyane, bass: Iain Hutcheson, drums: Jason Winde, guitar: Ryan Stopforth, vocal: Wandi Makandula

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY carlo mombelli

alto: Godfrey Mntambo, tenor: Thami Mahlangu, trumpet: Marco Maritz, piano: Elizabeth Gaylord, bass: Dalisu Ndlazi, drums: Riley Giandhari, guitar: Nicholas Pitman, vocal: Callandra Youngleson

2015

national SChools big band led by marc de kock

alto: Simeon Davis, Robert Van Der Merwe, tenor: Ben Cloete, Michael Hoyle, baritone: Lloyd Witten, trumpet: Sam Gild, Phillip Jordaan, Chad Groepies, Robyn Murning, trombone: Sabelo Hlatshwayo, Seth Meyer, Avanté O’ Reilly, Jesse Stevens, piano: Brathew van Schalkwyk, bass: Jorden Owen, drums: Damian Kamineth, guitar: Ryan Truter, vocal: Damien Roos

NATIONAL youth JAZZ BAND LED By concord nkabinde

tenor: Thami Mahlangu, trumpet: Lorenzo Blignaut & Marcelle Adams, piano: Phuti Sepuru, bass: Dalisu Ndlazi, drums: Tshiamo Nkoane, guitar: Bradley Prince, vocal: Keorapatse Kolwane

2014

national SChools big band led by prof. mike campbell

alto: Simeon Davis, Robert Van Der Merwe, tenor: Jonathan Chuter, Ben Cloete, baritone: Dylan Amos, trumpet: Callum Blows, Sam Gild, Daniel van der Walt, Chris Kleyweg, trombone: Matthew Poulter, Christian Chandler, Luke Neville, Chadley Johnson, piano: Simon de Wet, bass: Sean Sanby, drums: Samuel Burger, guitar: Ryan Truter, vocal: Aimee Geroge

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY mark fransman

trumpet: Robin Fassie Kock, trombone: Murray Buitendag, piano: Blake Hellaby, bass: Ryan McArthur, drums: Kurt Bowers, vocal:Palesa Modiga, Amy Campbell & Mikhaela Kruger

2013

national SChools big band led by dr. ian darrington (uk)

alto: Evan Froud, Dominic Moss, tenor: Jonathan Chuter, Ben Cloete, baritone: Robert Van Der Merwe, trumpet: Jonathan Prest, Luke Erickson, Marco Maritz, Marcelle Adams, trombone: Matthew Poulter, Christian Chandler, Nathina Pakade, Zintle Thomas, piano: Simon de Wet, bass: Sean Sanby, drums: Samuel Burger, guitar: Bradley Prince, vocal: Cristina Rossi

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY marcus wyatt

alto: Matthew Ehrenreich, tenor: Zeke Le Grange, trumpet: Sibusiso Mkhize, trombone: Murray Buitendag, piano: Thandi Ntuli, bass: Benjamin Jephta, drums: Marlon Witbooi, vocal: Palesa Modiga

2012

national SChools big band led by james bassingthwaighte

alto: Evan Froud, Brandon Williams, tenor: Jonathan Chuter, Carla Stokes, baritone: Kim Cornelius, trumpet: Muneeb Hermans, Christin Röhl, Jonathan Prest, Robyn Murning, trombone: Robyn Gawronsky, Christian Chandler, Athi Ngcaba, Joshua Smuts, piano: Jesse Weber, bass: Dalizu Ndlazi, drums: Kurt Bowers, guitar: Kevin Murning, vocal: Kimberleigh van der Ventel & Odwa Bongo Darren Austin

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY paul hanmer

alto: Justin Bellairs, Zeke Le Grange, tenor: Sibusiso Mkhize, trombone: Siya Charles, piano: Lungelo Ngcobo, bass: Benjamin Jephta, drums: Marlon Witbooi, vocal: Vuyo Sotashe

2011

national SChools big band led by fredrik noren (Sweden)

alto: Gladys Kisela, Matthew Ehrenreich, tenor: Daniel Burger, Patrick Chuter, baritone: Hamza van der Ross, trumpet: Matthew Hurworth, Robin Kock, Michael Wood, Jonathan Prest, Robyn Murning, trombone: Hamish Mollett, Matthew Poulter, Jason Smythe, Joshua Smuts, piano: Jesse Weber, bass: Callum McDonald, drums: Jaren Hendricks, guitar: Kevin Murning, vocal: Nomnikelo Luzipo

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY mccoy mrubata

alto: Lou-Ann Stone, tenor: Janus van der Merwe, trumpet: Sakhile Simani, trombone: Senzo Mzimela, piano: Tracey-Lee Appolis, bass: Benjamin Jephta, drums: Marlon Witbooi, guitar: Gerrit Strydom, vocal: Sandile Gontsana

2010

national SChools big band led by terence scarr

alto: Matthew Ehrenreich, Matthew Meas, tenor: Daniel Burger, Matthew Budden, baritone: Samkelwe Solomon, trumpet: Joshua Brookbanks, Matthew Hurworth, Aaron Lynch, Marco Maritz, trombone: Murray Buitendag, Hylton Foster, Jason Smythe, Xola dos Santos, piano: Lisa Schreiber, bass: Callum McDonald, drums: Jaren Hendricks, guitar: David Arnot, vocal: Allicia Domoney

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY mike campbell

alto: Lou-Ann Stone, trumpet: Sakhile Simani, trombone: Siya Charles, flute: Monique van Willingh, piano: Stephen Bell, bass: Romy Brauteseth, drums: Annemie Nel, guitar: Gerrit Strydom, vocal: Sandile Gontsana

2009

national SChools big band led by felicia lesch

alto: Nick Hurworth, Matthew Meas, tenor: Zeke Le Grange, Simon Ackermann, baritone: Levi Alexander, trumpet: Gareth Burger, James McClure, Chad Hendricks, Aaron Lynch, trombone: Murray Buitendag, Hylton Foster, Nicole Poovan, Xola dos Santos, piano: Lisa Schreiber, bass: Ernesto Blanco, drums: Marlon Witbooi, guitar: Yanick Bathfield, vocal: Sean Jacobs, percussion: Giovanni Amansure

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY feya faku

alto: Justin Bellairs, tenor: Sisonke Xonti, trumpet: Sakhile Simani, trombone; Senzo Mzimela, piano: Kingsley Buitendag, bass: Prince Bulo, drums: Leroy Khumalo, guitar: Vuma Ian Levin

2008

national SChools big band led by john davies

alto: Matthew Meas, Nick Hurworth, tenor: Muhammad Dawjee, Zeke Le Grange, baritone: Samkelwe Solomon, trumpet: Gareth Burger, James McClure, Josh Brookbanks, Sam Wegener, trombone: Joseph Macmillan, Hylton Foster, Janusz Meylahn, Fergus Wegener, piano: Bruce Burger, bass: Hanno van den Berg, drums: Marlon Witbooi, guitar: Aldert du Toit, vocal: Wathiq Hoosain, percussion: Giovanni Amansure

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY neil gonsalves

alto: Christopher Engel, tenor: Janus van der Merwe, trumpet: Lwanda Gogwana, piano: Kingsley Buitendag, bass: Prince Bulo, drums: Sibusiso Zondi, guitar: Matthew Field, vocal: Hlulani Hlangwane

2007

national SChools big band led by mageshen naidoo

alto: Dean Bellingan, Justin Bellairs, tenor: Jonathan Judge, Muhammad Dawjee, baritone: Kim Raad, trumpet: James McClure, Gareth Burger, Stefan Maharage, Tracey-Lee Theunissen, trombone: Hashil Chiba, Siya Charles, Joseph Macmillan, Sonya Steyn, Piano: Blake Hellaby, bass: Mikyle Raju, drums: Reuben Crowie, guitar: Matthew Field, vocal: Wathiq Hoosain

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ BAND LED BY andrew lilley

alto: Byron Abrahams, tenor: Sisonke Xonti, trumpet: Lwanda Gogwana, trombone: Kyle du Preez, piano: Shem Mahabeer, bass: Tshepang Modisane, drums: Sibusiso Zondi, guitar: Tim Robinson, vocal: Monique Hellenberg

2006

national SChools big band led by shannon mowday

alto: Kylie Strickland, Muhammad Dawjee, tenor: Sisonke Xonti, Jonathan Judge, baritone: Quintin Haig-Smith, trumpet: S’busiso Mkhize, Kgosi Henry Kgosi, David McCoy, James Ekron, trombone: Kyle du Preez, Hashil Chiba, Marcel Corson, Siya Charles, piano: Bruce Burger, bass: Dylan Tabisher, drums: Darren Petersen, guitar: Kendall Carolissen, vocal: Wathiq Hoosain

national youth jazz band led by brian thusi

alto: Christopher Engel, trumpet: Mandla Mlangeni, trombone: Matthew Willis, piano: Bokani Macha, bass: Prince Bulo, drums: Sthembele Gumede, guitar: Keenan Ahrends, vocal: Sebenzile Kuzwayo

2005

national SChools big band led by graham beyer

alto: Kerry Knoesen, Jamie Faull, tenor: Sisonke Xonti, Jonathan Judge, baritone: Quintin Haig-Smith trumpet: Alex van der Spek, S’busiso Mkhize, Spencer Cummings, Jonty Hunter, trombone: Ryan Kierman, Lauren Chong, Hashil Chiba, Marcel Corson, piano: Kyle Shepherd, bass: Romy Brauteseth, drums: Devon van Rooyen, guitar: Keenan Ahrends, vocal: Wathiq Hoosain

National youth jazz band led by zim ngqawana

tenor: Leon Sharnick, trumpet: Mandisi Dyantyis, trombone: Kyle du Preez, piano: Mongezi Conjwa, bass: Shaun Johannes, drums: Ayanda Sikade, vocal: Denay Willie, Paki Peloeole

2004

national SChools big band led by mike rossi

alto: Kylie Strickland, Susan McAlpine, tenor: Sisonke Xonti, Thina Tembani, baritone: Denver Abrey, trumpet: S’busiso Mkhize, Jonty Hunter, Jody Kriel, Kgozi Henry Kgozi, trombone: Nigel-George Cupido, Vuyo Gugushe, Dylan Majoos, Koot Pieterse, piano: Kyle Shepherd, bass: Tshepo Puoane, drums: Shannon Devy, guitar: Byron Carr, vocal: Anda Masala, Ilse de Bruyn & Lee-Anne Fortuin

national youth big band led by john davies

alto: Storm de Klerk, Lou-Anne Stone, tenor: Nicky Shrire, Raivan Hansmann, baritone: Christopher Engel, ??? Thomas Dancer ??? trumpet: Grant Engel, Mandisi Dyantyis, Lwanda Gogwana, Curvin Engel, trombone: Nelisa Kala, Ryan Kierman, Louise Smith, James Bassingthwaighte, piano: Ramon Alexander, bass: Shane Cooper, drums: André Swartz, guitar: Hadley Veldsman, vocal: Monique Hellenberg & Gabriel Mini

national youth jazz band led by carlo mombelli

alto: Dan Shout & Donveno Prins, trombone: Kyle du Preez, piano: Mongezi Conjwa, bass: Ramon de Bruyn, drums: Ayanda Sikade, vocal: Mimi Ntenjwa

2003

national SChools big band led by merlin julie

alto: Shaun Acker, Storm de Klerk, tenor: Clement Carr, Raiven Hansmann, baritone: Denver Abrey, trumpet: Lwanda Gogwana, Tembelani Momoti, Stigue Nel, Jonty Hunter, trombone: Nelisa Kala, Nigel Cupido, Vuyo Gugushe, Warwick Wilson, piano: Edward Herman, bass: Shane Cooper, drums: Terryl Bell, guitar: Byron Carr, vocal: Anda Masala

national youth big band led by bruce cassidy

alto: Reanne Leigh, Shereen Parker, tenor: Torstein Halvorsen, Kassandra e’Silva, baritone: Christopher Engel, trumpet: Mandisi Dyantyis, Jody Engelbrecht, Aubrey Skalkie, Ernest Royeppen, trombone: James Bassingthwaite, Gareth Walwyn, Louise Smith, Kelly Bell, piano: Mongezi Conjwa, bass: Shaun Johannes, drums: Michael Horn, guitar: Walt Byleveld, vocal: Sakhile Moleshe, Nicole de Wet & Gugu Cebekhulu

national youth jazz band led by darius brubeck

alto: Dan Shout, tenor: Simon Bates, trumpet: Neil Engel, trombone: Ross McDonald, tuba: Shaun Steeneveld, piano: Roland Moses, bass: Donné Dowlman, drums: André Swartz, vocal: Tumelo Moloi

2002

national SChools big band led by brian thusi

alto: Shaun Acker, Lenrick Boesack, tenor: Michelle Knobel, Kassandra e’ Silva, baritone: Christopher Engel, trumpet: Mcebisi Gqali, Tembelani Momoti, Matthew Rich, Lwanda Gogwana, trombone: Louise Smith, Matthew Willis, Lee Cairncross, Justin Kamineth, piano: Debbie Quicke, bass: Liesl Boon, drums: Brendon Wanklin, guitar: Byron Carr, vocal:Sakhile Moleshe

national youth big band led by kevin davidson

alto: Daniel Shout, Nicole de Wet, tenor: Mark de Kock, baritone: Ragnhild Tveitan, trumpet: Lee Thompson, Alex Gibbons, Neil Engel, Grant Engel, trombone: Gareth Walwyn, Ross McDonald, Sipho Ndlovu, Kelly Bell, piano: Ulagh Goosen, bass: Donné Dowlman, drums: Angus Warden, guitar: Richard Vossgatter, vocal: Siya Makuzeni

national youth jazz band led by barney rachabane

alto: Ivan Mazuze, tenor: Simon Bates, trumpet: Mzamo Bhengu, trombone:James Bassingthwaite, piano: Matthew Boon, bass: Shaun Johannes, drums: Michael Horn, guitar: Matthew Currie, vocal: Ninah Mkhize

2001

national SChools big band led by mike skipper
& jeff robinson

alto: Steven Preston, Shaun Acker, tenor: Dean Flanagan, Michelle Knobel, baritone: Bevan Lynch, trumpet: Gary Kiewitz, Tracy Booysen, Tembelani Momoti, Mcebisi Gqali, Daniel Kaplan, trombone: Louise Smith, Justin Kamineth, Jennilee Cocks, Edward Frauenstein,tuba: Sijadu Mzozoyana, piano: Debbie Quicke, bass: Liesl Boon, drums: Brendon Wanklin, flute: Anthea Kahn, vocal: Zondwa Kula

national youth big band led by mike campbell

alto: Daniel Shout, Avikaar Maney, tenor: Simon Bates, Matthew Boon baritone: Ragnhild Tveitan, trumpet: Richard Smith, Mzamo Bhengu, Matthew Rich, Lwanda Gogwana, trombone: Gareth Walwyn, Matt Grant, David Naude, Nelisa Kala, tuba: Shaun Steeneveld, piano: Jason Reolon, bass: Donné Dowlman, drums: Christopher Thorpe, guitar: Stefan Joubert, vocal: Octavia Rachabane

national youth jazz band led by marc duby

alto: Simon Bates, baritone / soprano: Ragnhild Tveitan, trumpet: Mzamo Bheng, trombone: Siya Makuzeni, piano: Matthew Boon, bass: Shaun Johannes, drums: Michael Horn, guitar: Michael Bester

2000

national SChools big band led by john davies

Alto: Jonathan Harley, Steven Preston tenor: David Cousins, Michelle Knobel baritone: Jonathan Joden trumpet: Alec Gibbons, Greg Smith, Matthew Rich, Thembisile Radebe, Chris Ayers trombone: Matt Grant Dawid Naude, Edward Frauenstein, Sijadu Mzozoyana tuba: Shaun Steeneveld french horn: Adam Golding piano: Karin Samuel bass: Liesl Boon drums: Chris Thorpe / Paki Peleoele guitar: John Walters clarinet: Babalwa Kakaza & Thomas Dancer vocals: Xhanti Ntshinga & Jean Grobler

National youth big band led by darryl andrews

alto: Jan Coetzee, Brad Neille. tenor: Simon Bates, Shane Swales, baritone: Madeleine Ackermann, trumpet: Skhumbuzo Khumalo, Lee Thompson, Mandlenkosi Buthelezi, Zanele Stipp, trombone: Gareth Walwyn, Justin Sasman, Siya Makuzeni, Lucky Ngwaza, James Bassingthwaighte tuba: Temba Radebe, piano: Roland Moses, bass: Nicholas Knott, drums:Kesivan Naidoo, guitar: Sasha Sonnbichler, violin: Naomi Pearl, vocal: Abigail Peterson & Natalie Rungan

1999

national SChools big band led by john davies

alto: Lindelwa Dalamba, Steven Preston Tenor: Catherine Boon, Bevan Lynch, trumpet: Grant Engel, Thalita Meyer trombone: Clair Sparrius, Siya Makuzeni tuba: Shaun Steeneveld piano: Caireen Steenkamp, bass: Nick Paumgarten, drums: Paki Peloeole, guitar: Donovan Abrey

national youth big band led by mike campbell

alto: Kamban Vylingthum, Simon Bates, tenor: Mark de Kock, Bernard Ayiso baritone: Shane Swales, trumpet: Skhumbuzo Khumalo, Richard Poole, Mandlenkosi Buthelezi, Angela Ayers, trombone: Justin Susman, Gareth Walwyn, Alison Portier, Luciene Lewin (Bass Tr), piano: Melissa van der Spuy, bass: Dominic Peters, drums: Kesivan Naidoo, guitar: Michael Bester, vocal: Abigail Peterson & Nonthutuzelo Puoane

1998

national SChools big band led by darryl andrews
& brian thusi

alto: Lindelwa Dalamba, Catherine Boon tenor:Simon Looms, Michelle Jordaan baritone: Timothy Matthis trumpet: Julia Gallinetti, Lungile Ngubane, Eddie McCosh, James Ralph trombone:Lisa Cocks, Johann Kruger, Njabulo Mtshali, Clair Sparrius piano: Caireen Steenkamp, bass: Nicholas Knott, drums:Adriaan Daniels, guitar: Donovan Abrey

national youth big band led by john davies
& hotep galeta

alto: Simon Bates, Teri Roberts, tenor: Matthew Boon, Moketsi Kgoadi, baritone: Vaughn Nathanson, trumpet: Richard Poole, Skhumbuzo Khumalo, Bradley Preston, Martin Renison, trombone: Gareth Walwyn, Martin Fourie, James Bassingthwaighte, piano: Anthony Galatis, bass: Jasper van Rensburg, drums: Jorik Pienaar, guitar: Danie van Rensburg, flute: Grizelda Combrink

1996

national SChools big band led by john davies

Alto: Lindelwa Dalamba, Francois Le Roux Tenor: Kevin Tuffin, Romy Bylin BARITONE: Geoff Miller TRUMPET: Simon Dodd, Lee Thompson, Mandla Zulu, Nanette Fokkens TRombone: Gabby Howse, Noluthando Madondo, Edwin Ntshangase TUBA: Michaela Howse PIano: Melanie Thompson Bass: Dominic Peters drums: Adriaan Daniels violin: Fem Belling