Don't miss Blonde Salad and The Accidentals tonight at 6:30pm at The Barnyard White River. You're in for a great show and will be supporting these very talented students in their effort towards becoming professional musicians. Tickets | Adults R50 | Children R25 Cash Bar Delicious catering by Isabella's Kitchen Bookings and enquiries | Frances Hyson | 083 235 6568 |  What are you doing in 2019? Come and join our talented musicians and study music full-time! The Casterbridge Music Development Academy (CMDA) offers training to aspirant musicians who want to earn a living from their music. We run a full time, intensive course that provides a strong foundation in music, music theory, form in music, music arranging, songwriting and its role in society. In order to apply for our January Copper course, you need to audition!  Saturday, 3 November 09:00 to 12:00 at Casterbridge in White River  Saturday, 10 November 09:00 to 12:00 at Maphakama Primary School, Gutshwakop Kabokweni in the same street as Themba Hospital  Saturday, 17 November 09:00 to 12:00 at Church of God, next to kaMansini (Daantjie) If you are able to play a musical instrument quite well or have an amazing vocal, it's YOU we want. You also have to be within the age of 18 to 30 years old. The course costs R2 950 per month for 6 months. There is a R2 950 non-refundable deposit for Copper and Bronze courses which are 6 months each. Silver and Gold courses are 1 year each and the fees increase annually. Some bursaries for very talented musicians will be available, but there is no accommodation or transport funding. Bring your ID number, cell phone number, physical and postal addresses to complete the form. Contact Karen at the office on 013 751 3135 or email her on and visit: #cmdacopper #cmdamusiclife #auditions #musiccourse  Who can relate?   Assistant Governor of Rotary Club of White River, Frances Hyson presented the Lego-Got-E Band with money collected at the Rotary District Conference for them in appreciation for the music they provided. #cmda #cmdacopper #cmdacopperstudents  Our CMDA band performed at the Rotary District Conference in Skukuza! It was the first time ever at a district conference that the national anthems of South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana and Mozambique were sung live by our students! #cmda #cmdamusiclife #cmdacopper #cmdacopperstudents
 Be sure to come and watch our first performance for 2019! The Casterbridge Music Development Academy Show will be performed at the The Barnyard White River this Friday, 1 March at 6:30pm. All the bands that have been developed will be given the opportunity to perform different genres of music, showcasing a wide variety of songs and music types. You're in for a foot-stompingly great show and will be supporting these very talented students in their effort towards becoming professional musicians. Tickets | Adults R50 | Children R25 Cash Bar Delicious catering by Isabella's Kitchen Bookings and enquiries | Frances Hyson | 083 235 6568 |  All the details for auditions for the 2019 Full-time Music Course are on our Facebook page. Saturday 3 November and Saturday 19 November. #audition #cmdastudents #cmdacopper #cmdacopperstudents  We represented the music industry at White River Rotary Club’s Careers Day at Fundinjobo School in Zwelisha. #cmda #cmdacopper #cmdacopperstudents #careersday  Music inspires. #cmda #cmdacopper #cmdacopperstudents  Catch Majozi live in collaboration with our own musicians on Friday, 29 June 2018 at 6pm at The Barnyard, Casterbridge, White River. Majozi is a proudly South African musician from the coastal city of Durban. At the age of thirteen, he started to teach himself guitar, which eventually led to him studying a foundation course in jazz and popular music at the University of KwaZulu Natal. He describes his music as being Indie-folk with subtle influences of electro and attributes his faith as one of his musical inspirations. In 2013, he released his Girst EP, Marvelous Light, which was recorded and produced by Warren Meyer of Doppler Studios. The album made it to no.9 overall on the South African iTunes chart and no.1 in the singer/songwriter category. Following the online success and popularity of the EP, his single, The River, was play-listed on 5FM, Kfm and other radio stations across the country. The infectious beat and meaningful lyrics have fans singing along with gusto at all the gigs he has been landing. Over the past year, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe, Mango Groove and international artist, Yoav. Tickets are available on Computicket. #majozi #wearewhiteriver #cmda #coppermusic #cmdamusiclife
 Here we are setting up to play at our new hub in Masoyi at the Mashadza special care centre. What a lovely venue for our Masoyi hub and fabulous that these special children can also be exposed to music!  We've received a number of enquiries about our 2019 full time music course! In order to enroll for next year, you will have to audition and the dates for auditions are coming soon... please keep an eye on our page! We are developing more than just musicians. We are developing individuals who are at ease with cloud computing and digital technology (developed through our online learning portal), are highly creative (through their song writing), confident (through performing on stage to large audiences) and work confidently in groups, which has been honed over hundreds of hours in band rehearsals and performances. For more information, visit:  #MandelaDay “African music is something that goes straight to your heart and it tells the story of your own life, your living conditions, your aspirations.” - Nelson Mandela  Our new Copper cohort started yesterday. Frances is pictured here welcoming them to our Music School. Zi is busy training and registering them on the 2Enable platform.  Music CAN change the world! #cmdamusiclife #cmdamusicstudents #cmdacopper
 A very big welcome to our new Copper group of musicians. #cmdacopper #cmdamusiclife  Songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and frontman for Baxtop in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Larry Amos doing a workshop for our CMDA students.   @sopemk - Working silently. Working hard. It will make sense in time ________________ : @mpumamusic  TONIGHT!! Tickets are available on Computicket. #majozi #wearewhiteriver #cmda #coppermusic #cmdamusiclife  We love Majoooooooziiiii!! Catch him live at Casterbridge with our own CMDA band on Friday, 29 June! #majozi #majozimusic #cmda #cmdastudents #cmdacopper