■ Twelve high school bands will go head-to-head in the 2018 High School Band Slam at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre between Monday March 5 and Thursday March 8, from 6pm. The audience can expect to hear a wide range of music genres and instruments including the drums, piano, guitar and saxophone. At stake is musical equipment from event partners, the V&A Waterfront and Mars Music worth R20 000. An additional R5 000 will be awarded to the school that demonstrates they have the best crowd participation. Each school band will be scored by a panel of industry experts according to three categories. Musicality includes song arrangements, technical proficiency, artistic ability, originality and interpretation. For presentation, the judges will be look at performance attitude, stage dominance, confidence and rapport. For patronage, schools will need to show they have support, crowd participation, school spirit and enthusiasm. For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.za Pictured is the Rustenberg Girls’ High School band.