Our Big Band, Concert Band and String Orchestra represented Long Bay College at the KBB Festival last month. We are very proud of all our talented musicians and of their achievements. It was great to have many new musicians at the festival and Long Bay College Strings once again performing as well. Congratulations to our two competitive ensembles (Big Band and Concert Band) for both gaining Bronze awards.
The Big Band were also part of the Auckland Schools Jazz Band Competition where they gained a Gold Award. Our Junior Jazz Combo (who were entirely new to this event) achieved Bronze.
Long Bay College’s String Orchestra also represented our school extremely well at the KBB Music Festival. Former Long Bay College student, Shauno Isomura, now an international violin performer and teacher in high demand, has been working with the group and we are delighted to witness their amazing development.