The awesome and popular Youth Band has been playing at Sunday evening mass for many, many a year. Ed and Dineke Fivaz were the first to form a little guitar group for the then Saturday evening mass, to bring a different and vibrant take on our Parish's Music Ministry.
The group grew from year to year and eventually took on a Praise and Worship-like quality.
The band then moved to the “Youth Mass” on Sunday evenings, hoping to engage with younger members of our Parish a bit more and to ultimately get them more involved in the mass and hopefully their faith.
The reins of the band were then handed over to Gareth Philips, who added his own passion for music and the Catholic faith to our repertoire. Gareth wrote many songs for the band which we still sing today.
Currently the band is led by Jenefer and Fiona Morgan, Antoinette De Klerk and Benita Billings. We are not only made up of gifted guitarists, but a spirited drummer and an amazing marimba and steel drummer player!
Occasionally, we are graced with 'travelling' base guitarists and jembe drummers. We are always looking to expand and welcome anyone who can play a musical instrument.
We practice once a month and are always looking to expand our repertoire.
We are very proud and privileged to lead the Praise and Worship at Sunday evening masses and be a part of the Music Ministry at Rivonia Parish.