Triple Gold for College Music

August 22, 2016 at 11:24 AM

The College Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra and Big Band achieved unprecedented success for the College at this year’s KBB Music Festival, all winning Gold in their respective categories.  While all three groups have achieved gold in the past,  this was the first time that multiple groups have achieved the feat together. 

Held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, the Festival is the largest of any type in New Zealand with over 145 groups performing in four categories.  This year the College was represented by five groups who achieved the following results: 

Concert Band                     Gold

Symphony Orchestra        Gold

Big Band                             Gold

Chamber Orchestra           Silver

Sinfonia                               Fringe Festival Participants

In addition to their Gold award, the Concert Band also won the Peter Goddard Memorial Award. Peter Goddard was one of the founding committee members of the Festival which began in 1983. This award is presented to a group whose performance, presentation or behaviour embodies the values that Peter Goddard held.  Current festival committee members nominated the band as a result of their exemplary behaviour, conduct and excellent performance and were ultimately chosen for the award at the end of the week.  This award is a fitting reward for the high level of regard and respect College musicians have for the College and the Music programme.

Well done to all  the students involved!

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