Auckland Schools Jazz Band Competition

Sancta Maria College participated in the annual Auckland Schools Jazz Band competition, held at the Point Chevalier RSA. The competition is organised by the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club, Stephen Morton-Jones and Peter McGregor Music Bass Shop and is open to all schools across Auckland.

This year over thirty five Jazz combos and Big Bands entered, creating a variety of competition. Four combos were entered from Sancta Maria College: Junior Jazz Combos, Rome, New York and Tokyo and the Senior Jazz Combo.

Each combo delivered a strong performance that was appreciated by the audience and competition peers. Overall the afternoon was an invaluable experience for all members who participated as it gave them another chance to perform in front of a live audience.

We would like to sincerely thank Mr Cho, our music teacher and Jazz combo director for all his hard work and commitment in guiding our musicianship and giving us this opportunity. We also thank our family, friends and school community who came to support us.

Hayley Kevern