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Boys' Jazz Band Performs at Metlifecare

August 09, 2013 at 2:43 PM

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Our talented Boys’ School Jazz Band performed this week at the Metlifecare retirement community in Remuera to a very appreciative audience, one of whom was 102!

Surrounded by mature sub-tropical trees and gardens, the sunny lounge was carefully set up into orchestra style seating for the audience residents and their band guests, where the boys proceeded to play their skilled and accomplished repertoire.

Conductor Edwin Randell led the band’s first two pieces, the well-known classics ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Aint Got That Swing’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. These were then followed by a selection of solo performers who all shined on their debut. 

Highlights of the solo performances included Jesse Niu’s fingertips dancing over the in-house grand piano keys to Mozart’s ‘Sonata Facile’, Nicolas Scott’s trombone rendition of ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’ certainly impressed and Ben Lerner’s saxophone solo ‘Cry Me a River’ held the audience entranced.

Groups of residents stopped by to listen to the lively resonance which filled the corridors and the band was rewarded with an enthusiastic applause following their final piece.  

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