Five groups entered into the Bay of Plenty regional competitions of Chamber Music New Zealand held in Mt Maunganui. We were fortunate to be able to work with a tutor from Chamber Music NZ and all the groups played very well. There is a lot of potential amongst the junior players in the college and we look forward to future years.
The Glutes received a prestigious Highly Commended Award along with the KBB award for their performance of Richard Paull’s composition called Different Shades of Summer. On guitar: John Gidlow, Samantha Jones, on flute: Mia Bohan and Molly Wyatt. Tutored by Jo Paull.
Three bands from this school entered and M.O.M. (Men of Misfitz) were selected to go through to the regional finals. This is a new band of Year 12 students mentored by Ashley Pirie. Clayton Littlewood, Armstrong Turner, Clay Drysdale and Loek Johnston exploded onto the stage and did a fantastic job.