It was a busy and successful week in August for the Music Department with six different ensembles competing at two different competitions: Auckland Jazz Band Competition and the KBB Music Festival.
At the conclusion of the Auckland Jazz Band Finals, Lynfield College came away with five awards including two Golds and Best Big Band. The Big Band have now won this competition six times in seven years. The Stage Band, LC Jazz Project and Jazz Combo also performed well and received awards.
The Big Band was also selected to perform in the KBB Music Festival Gala for the 9th consecutive year, this places them in the top four out of over 40 bands in their category. At the conclusion of the Gala they were awarded a Gold Award and Best Performance of a Swing Chart. The Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra also produced fantastic performances and received awards.
AUCKLAND JAZZ BAND COMPETITION RESULTS
Stage Band: Bronze Award
LC Jazz Project: Silver Award
Jazz Combo: Gold Award
Big Band: Finalists, Gold Award and Best Big Band
KBB MUSIC FESTIVAL RESULTS
Chamber Orchestra: Commended Award and Nomination for the Chairman’s Command Performance
Concert Band: Silver Award
Big Band: Gala Selection, Gold Award and Best Performance of a Swing Chart