Amazing Opportunity For Brass Musicians

July 28, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Having won the APO Blues Brass Competition earlier this year, a group of Saint Kentigern musicians, the ‘SKC Brass Boys,’ were presented with an amazing opportunity at the weekend to play to an audience of 32,000!

Chris Manning (trumpet), Evan Metcalfe (trumpet), Coen Anderson (trombone), James Batten (trombone), Zavier Edmonds (Snare Drum) and Thomas Joyce (Bass Drum) had the honour of entertaining the crowd at the Blues v Chiefs game on Sunday afternoon at Eden Park. Usually undertaken by university students or APO (Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra) players, this is the first time that a school has been given the opportunity to experience playing at this level. This was a hard-earned spot at Eden Park with the boys putting in plenty of practice in anticipation!

They weren’t the only Saint Kentigern connection that day – when the Blues took to the field, seven Old Collegians were on the team! Blake Gibson, Dalton Papalii, Finlay Christie, TJ Fiane, Matt Duffie, Sione Mafileo and Sam Nock all contributed to the Blues win over the Chiefs.

Well done boys!


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