Anderson High School wins choral competition


Anderson High School of Midlands shrugged off competition from more than 20 other schools last Friday to win the national high schools choral competition held at Midlands State University (MSU).

The choral music show was organised by the National Association of Secondary School Heads.
Nyahuni High School from Mashonaland East came second. St Mary’s Kubatana High School settled for third position.

The competition theme song was Vuka Sizwe, composed by Paul Bajila. The song is an adaptation from folk music.

The competition’s national spokesperson, Nkosinolwazi Ncube, said holding the contest at MSU proved beneficial as pupils “received information on various degree programmes which they could take up after completing their high school studies”.

Ncube, who is also in charge of music at Sibambene High School in Lupane, said the organisers worked as a team thereby ensuring the success of the event.

Head of music at Tsholotsho High School which came fourth, Sicelo Dube, said he was impressed by the large turnout of students and teachers.

Dube, however, bemoaned lack of sponsorship for the competition and called on the corporate sector to support it in future.