The Juvie Boys are a champion team and I was lucky enough to have coached the moppie song for them for three years.
That was a golden time for moppies for me. And the Juvies had a secret weapon in the form of the late harmony master, Boeta Boy.
We even graced the front page of the Daily Voice for our rendition of the moppie, Laeeqa the Cyberbully.
One thing that I can definitely say about JBE is that they have a beautiful singing tone.
I haven’t heard their theme song for this season, but the Juvies tend to have a hit with regards to their theme songs, so I cannot wait.
The Juvies are the most socially friendly klopse team and social media platforms play a big role for them and their supporters.
They have already launched their theme for the season, which is The Year of the Ear.
It is easy to be misled by this expression because the Juvies are known for their singing ability, being crowned kings of combine, and over the years winning a double first prize on moppie.
This, however, has nothing to do with singing and everything to with winning the carnival.
As JBE Public Relations Officers, Ikraam ‘Juvie’ Van Witt, explains: “Last season when we received the trophy for the highest points on koppedag, toe was daar een oor van die trophy missing.
“So when we had our bosberaad we chuckled about it and decided to make it our mission this year to get the other ear and this birthed our theme, The Year of the Ear.
“So, yes, our intention is clear: we are coming to win the carnival.”
The jol force behind the Juvies, BBT, will still be keeping fans jolling and have started the new BBT academy where they teach kids to play instruments every Saturday.
There is still space for more pupils, and anyway JBE will always make space for anyone interested, so feel free to come and join.
Van Witt says the Juvies had their first mini-roadmarch on Saturday, en hulle het die dakke van Lentegeur afgeblaas, en daai was net ’n practice run.
The Juvies are always out for the singkoppe and have stuck to Ameer Williams as their combine coach, who last year won two first prizes for the Afrikaans and English combines.
They have now acquired the services of Rameez Carter on the moppies who is sure to raise the bar, with Van Witt adding: “We can’t reveal our voorsingers yet!”
JBE has also launched their own thirteen-part series on YouTube and all social media platforms called ‘On the Couch with JBE’, hosted by Van Witt.
A new episode is released every Wednesday and it gives supporters more insight into the team, their aspirations, hopes and dreams, and how they operate.
Van Witt also reveals that the JBE slogan for this year is ‘Thank you, next’ because they are the only team that has won at both the CTMCA and the KKKA.
Van Witt says the Juvie Boys has been practicing dressed in black to show their solidarity with the campaign against gender-based violence.
He says there is a big surprise coming and people must just keep watching the JBE social media pages.
As part of their fundraising activities, the Juvies is hosting a High Tea at the end of the month. show your support by booking a table. call Van Witt on 084 5966 530.
I look forward to seeing the Juvie Boys once again bringing their best this season.
They have shifted klopse to the next level, and I can’t help but wonder what’s next.