From left to right: Mr Josef Moffett, Thandile Jama, Amy Nel and Cara Rawlins
Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School’s Wind Band have embarked on a journey to the future, driven by technology, using the school’s 3D printer to create musical additives and accessories to aid and assist its music pupils.
3D printing has been used in various ways and is evolving faster and faster. People around the world are 3D printing things from medical devices to fashion items. In the music industry there have been many advances, such as the printing of musical instruments, speakers and records.
“At GHS, we have been able and expand the sound production possibilities, at a fraction of the cost as these items are expensive and often only found overseas. We would like to thank Mr Josef Moffett and his continued efforts and willingness to help create different items for us to test out. We hope to use this technology more and expand our musical horizons while providing our pupils with the best possible support and opportunities,” said Keegan Bentley, music teacher and Wind Band conductor.