This weekend, Kampala International School hosted yet another international schools’ music festival.
KISU is one of the international schools in Uganda that has a diversified music program comprising of Western and African music with IGCSE, IB and ABRSM music courses.
This year’s festival was attended by eight international schools which included Ambrosoli, GEMS Education, Rainbow international, International school of Uganda, Heritage international school, Aga Khan, Acacia and Kampala international school which was the host.
The music festival under the theme ‘Harmony’ was aimed at encouraging active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individual and communal and to help develop a sense of group identity and togetherness. This was mentioned by Kezia Kimbugwe, one of the music teachers at Rainbow international school.
Anna Cervantes, the music teacher at KISU, said it helps influence pupils’ development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity. This supposedly creates a sense of achievement and self-worth while at the same time increasing pupils’ ability to work with others in a group context.
She went further to say that it also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfillment.
All students at KISU are presented with the opportunity to play at least two instruments, one western and one African.
This music festival has been in place for the last 13years and it is only in the Uganda international schools and it is not a competition festival.