Student’s Cup song
If you’re visiting the Fanzones during the Fifa U20 World Cup in June, listen out for a song by Mt Albert Grammar School music student James Donaldson. James was the joint winner of a competition run by the Play It Strange Trust on behalf of the World Cup organisers, with his song Colours. The song celebrates the coming together of nations. James spent about two weeks creating the words and music for his entry, which he recorded himself. He was also able to have his song professionally recorded at Roundhead Studios. Joining him to record the track were MAGS musicians Nathan Rhodes-Hasler on lead guitar and Reuben Brooks on drums. Colours will be played at Fanzones set up for the public to watch matches on big screens.