Taste of rock star­dom for Post­gate School band

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A Porirua school is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter its band won big ear­lier this month.

Ten young mu­si­cians from Post­gate School in Whitby won first place in the Welling­ton In­ter­me­di­ate School’s Bat­tle of the Bands com­pe­ti­tion, deputy prin­ci­pal Ron Mor­risey said.

The five singers and five mu­si­cians, aged be­tween 11 and 13 years old, had been re­hears­ing since March and were thrilled with their suc­cess.

‘‘They want to go on tour. They keep ask­ing when they are go­ing to play next.’’

The band was named Glasshouse Jam, be­cause they re­hearsed in a class­room with ‘‘lots of win­dows and a view’’, Mor­risey said.

He said the com­pe­ti­tion gave chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to work with oth­ers and de­velop their skills.

‘‘It gives these guys a taste of star­dom and the feel­ing of be­ing a real rock­star for about ten min­utes.’’

He thanked vol­un­teers Vai Ioane and Wini Bax­ter for their time spent tu­tor­ing the mu­si­cians and stu­dents and the Mu­sic Ware­house for spon­sor­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

The Post­gate School band took out first place in Welling­ton In­ter­me­di­ate Schools Bat­tle of the Bands com­pe­ti­tion.

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