Best of youth mu­sic fes­ti­val strikes up

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Cen­tral Auck­land schools have been cel­e­brat­ing youth mu­sic this week at the KBB Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val has been show­cas­ing the best in se­condary school or­ches­tras, con­cert bands and jazz bands in Auck­land since 1983.

More than 134 groups from 50 schools around Auck­land are tak­ing part.

They in­clude St Mary’s Col­lege, St Peter’s Col­lege and Western Springs Col­lege.

This year the free fes­ti­val was held at West­lake Boys’ High School and West­lake Girls’ High School from Au­gust 4 to 8.

It cul­mi­nates in two gala con­certs fea­tur­ing the best groups se­lected by the ad­ju­di­ca­tors on Au­gust 10 at West­lake Boys High School. The 3.30pm con­cert will fea­ture cham­ber or­ches­tras and con­cert bands, while the 7pm gala con­cert will fea­ture sym­phony or­ches­tras and jazz bands.

‘‘Whether you at­tend as a per­former or as a lis­tener, you will come away in­vig­o­rated and in­spired by the mu­si­cian­ship and ex­u­ber­ance of all par­tic­i­pants,’’ Dr Th­waites says.

‘‘It is through these per­form­ers that we can be as­sured of a qual­ity mu­si­cal fu­ture for New Zealand in the years to come.’’

Trevor

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