Big Break a big hit

Central Otago Mirror - - FEATURES -

Host­ing bands from across Cen­tral Otago is likely to be­come a reg­u­lar fea­ture of the Big Break in Queen­stown.

Rock­for­ma­tion Trust chair­man Justin Edens said 17 bands from Wakatipu High School, Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege, Dun­stan High School and Cromwell Col­lege as well as sev­eral pri­mary schools took part in the event at the Queen­stown Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Fri­day night.

For many of the young per­form­ers it was their first time on stage and they had the op­por­tu­nity to learn from Laughton Kora and for­mer Wakatipu High stu­dents who had moved on with their mu­si­cal ca­reers.

This was the first year stu­dents from other schools were in­vited to take part and it was a fan­tas­tic night, Edens said. ‘‘We can’t got back now.’’ Many of the bands would go on to com­pete at Rock­quest. The next event for the trust was the stage per­for­mances dur­ing Queen­stown Win­ter Fes­ti­val on the night of the com­mu­nity car­ni­val.

Pho­tos: JAMES AL­LAN

Rock­stars: Sim­ple Func­tion, from Wakatipu High School: Mac Baldey, Sam Cameron, Will Gloag and Be­nee Cson­tos.

Song­bird: Tama, from Dun­stan High School, Bella Cu­bitt per­forms.

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