Register 2019

CULTURE Instrumental Music

ORCHESTRA In Term 1 the focus was on getting the various groups playing together. For the orchestra, this meant working towards the Orchestral Extravaganza held in April. Now in its third year, this combined event with St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School is a celebration of orchestral music culminating in an evening performance in the Assembly Hall. The orchestra also performed at concerts at St Margaret’s, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Secondary Schools’ Orchestra Festival and at the Sedley Wells Music Competition. A number of boys played in national orchestras in 2019: New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra

SEDLEY WELLS MUSIC COMPETITION The Sedley Wells Music Competition is open to any student at College who plays a musical instrument or sings solo. This year the adjudicator was Jeremy Thin, music teacher at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

• Yellow Covers (Fletcher Anderson, Dominic Edmond, Zac Matson, Angus Murray) – national video submission • JJ and the Stingers (Alex Brett, Matthew Brett, Rory Doull, Joshua Jolly, Jeremy Kinley, Tom Lightfoot) – 3rd regional final • Creamy Vanilla (Toby Beresford, Jono Henderson, George Mason, Hamish McCulloch) BIG BAND 2019 Under the guidance of Musical Director Claire Oliver, the Big Band were awarded a Gold placing at the annual Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival in Blenheim in early August. A large number of parents travelled up to Blenheim to support the band, and by all accounts had a wonderful time. Saxophones Jack Glass – alto sax (Head of Big Band) Jack Belcher – alto sax Josh Erasmus – tenor sax Ben Davis – tenor sax Shyam Hari – baritone sax

2019 RESULTS Senior

1st – Justin Hodges (Year 11, violin) 2nd – Dominic Edmond (Year 12, guitar/voice) 3rd – Matthew Todd (Year 13, voice) Junior 1st – Bruce Chen (Year 10, piano) 2nd – Ollie Jones (Year 10, voice) 3rd – Josh Hooker (Year 9, piano) HONOURS TIES The following boys were awarded Honours Ties for Instrumental Music: Jazz and Classical Music Jack Glass – Head of Big Band, Saxophone Quartet, Musicals Chris Ireland – Orchestra, Big Band, Musicals Tom Kelly – Orchestra, Chamber, Musicals Chris Lee – Big Band, Musicals Nicholas Lidstone – Orchestra, Big Band, Musicals, Christchurch Youth Orchestra Matthew Todd – Big Band, Musicals Contemporary Music Oliver Beresford – Rock Band Zac Matson – Rock Band Angus Murray – Big Band, Rock Band Nick Coxon Head of Instrumental Music

Bruce Chen – violin Will Simcock – viola Connor Graham – oboe Sean Jang – oboe James Drury – French horn (co-principal) Andrew Welsh – Percussion

Trumpets Christopher Ireland Nicholas Lidstone Chris Lee Thomas McClean Oliver Butler

NZSO National Youth Orchestra Justin Hodges – violin (first violin section) ROCK BANDS Rock music continues to grow in popularity, with 18 rock bands rehearsing and playing this year under the guidance of Nolan Hungerford. A total of 80 bands entered the regional heats of SmokefreeRockquest, of which 12 were from College. Of the 80 bands, 10 were then selected to compete at the regional final, including three College bands:

Trombones Michael Taylor Robert McClean Will Sudell

Rhythm Ederick He – keyboard Rory Doull – guitar Jeremy Kinley – bass Henry Briscoe – vocals


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