PRINCE Edward Old Boys’ Association reached out to their old school by handing over music equipment worth over $15 000 to Prince Edward Jazz Band on Friday night.
BY KUDZAYI ZVINAVASHE
Prince Edward Boys School head Agrippa Sora said the gesture would inspire the band to keep the school’s music tradition alive.
“They have made us proud and they have inspired the new boys to keep the tradition alive,” he said.
A representative of the association, Clint Robinson, said it was their desire to see the school scaling dizzy heights.
“As an association, we emphasise the resuscitation and sustainability to see our old school advance to greater heights,” he said.
Deputy provincial education director for Harare Joyce Maphosa, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony, expressed gratitude to the association and encouraged other members present to take up the tradition of giving back to their old schools.
“I am pleased by the association which saw the need to give back to their old school, may this spirit spill over to all of us present here,” she said.
Prince Edward is one of the few high schools in the country that offer music as a subject at both Ordinary and Advanced Level.
The band’s captain, Dylain Mpanyera, assured those present they would put the equipment to good use. Prince Edward Jazz Band recently played at the Harare International Festival of Arts 2015.