Durban High School launched it’s Music Centre in October 2016. Positioned to further develop music education in the KZN, numerous plans are already in motion to train and inspire young talent in various genres of music. One such plan is a concept called “Shine”; a platform created for music students to showcase their singing & playing of musical instruments, providing them with an opportunity to grow and develop.
April 2018 saw the first performance of “Shine” hosted at the DC Thompson Hall at DHS, with over 300 people in attendance. Local songbird and Jazz artist Natalie Rungan, the Director of the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre at Durban High School, wrote and arranged the song “Shine” which was the finale of the concert. The thunderous applause at the end convinced Natalie that the song needed to reach a larger platform. Shortly after the students were taken to the Playhouse Studios in Durban to do their first professional recording session.
“Shine” features DHS Music students on Vocals, Trumpets, Saxophones, Trombones and Euphonium; (these instruments are taught at the school) with teachers Bruce Baker on drums, Llewelyn Chetty on bass & Brent Quinton on guitars.
An animated teaser of the recording of “Shine” is available on YouTube
The full version of the track can be found on YouTube