Matsanjeni rules Shiselweni region
NHLANGANO-Matsanjeni, Nhlangano Central and Franson Christian High Schools are the schools in the Shiselweni region that have qualified for the finals in the SwaziBank Swaziland Schools Music Competition.
They were announced on Thursday after a tight competition in the Mixed A category during the eliminations held at the KaMjuda T-junction Hall.
The Matsanjeni High School choir, whose conductor was Smanga ‘Smash’ Malaza, took position one with 159 points in the overall results of the Mixed A category while Nhlangano Central High School took position two with 158 points and Franson Christian High School was placed third with 144 points.
Overall, Matsanjeni High School was the best on the day as it scooped nine trophies from the Girls A, Boys A and Mixed A categories.
In the Mixed B category, Makhonza High School choir, conducted by Modacai Mamba, took position one after attaining 146 points followed by Ebenezer High School with 145 points and the third position was occupied by Mahamba High School.
For the Mixed A category, the schools sang a western song titled ‘Zadok the Priest’ and an African song titled ‘Giyani Machawe’ while in the Mixed B category, the western song was ‘Sing unto God’ and the African song was ‘Litulu’.
The competition yesterday was kick-started by the singing of sopranos, tenor, sextet and double quartet.
Matsanjeni and Nhlangano Central High School choirs were the crowd’s favourites as they became ‘wild and mad’ each time the teams walked onto the stage to perform their songs.
Meanwhile, SwaziBank Managing Director, Stanley Matsebula, speaking through Christopher Nkambule, assured the Swaziland Schools Music Association that the bank will continue to support schools music competition in the country.
"The competition is a noble cause because the young people, who are singing here, are future teachers, bankers, ministers, doctors and lawyers of the country.
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