Mu­sic fest has many win­ners

Matamata Chronicle - - Conversations - ABBY BROWN

There were sev­eral lo­cal win­ners at the Mata­mata Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic but the new­est prize went out of the area.

The win­ners of the newly gifted tro­phy were Michelan­gelo Bis­quera and Leah Mun­roe, who were joint mu­si­cal direc­tors of North Shore Youth Sym­phonic Wind Band.

They won the Brian and San­dra Hunter Award for Mu­si­cal Ex­cel­lence.

San­dra had been pre­sen­ter at the event for three years and Bryan had as­sisted with the fes­ti­val through the Mata­mata Ro­tary Club.

The an­nual fes­ti­val, which hap­pened on May 22 at Mata­mata Col­lege, had 12 brass and con­cert bands per­form.

The ad­ju­di­ca­tor of the fes­ti­val, John McGough, gave the new tro­phy to the most tech­ni­cal player. The other win­ners were lo­cals An­drew Sch­weizer who won the Sel­wyn Chambers Me­mo­rial Cup for best ju­nior soloist, while the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of the Mata­mata brass band, Me­morie Brooky, helped her band win the David and Ruth Cochrane Cup for Ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s Choice.

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