Music 2014 Highlights

Music Ensembles Hit Top Notes

The Lynfield College Music Department has this term seen students and teachers madly preparing for the premier music event for schools in Auckland, the KBB music festival.  Held at Westlake Boys and Girls College and fiercely contended by many Auckland school, the event provides students with opportunities to showcase their talents, hard work, and musicianship.  Lynfield College again  had four groups competing over two days during the week long event. 

Beginning Monday 4 August the Orchestra under the direction of Mr Sigmund Sue, and the Chamber Orchestra under Mr David Snelling, took to the stage   The orchestra gave a compelling performance and showed a developing and cohesive sound. The Chamber Group who are only in their second year of existence received a bronze award and showcased Anna Stringfellow and Kathleen Tomacruz with their excellent performance of  one of Bach’s double cello concertos.

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Lynfield returned to competition on Thursday 7 August with the Big Band under the musical direction of Mr Paul Norman and the Concert Band under Tim Atkinson and Ms Da Hae Kim.  The Big Band struck gold again and placed in the top four in Auckland and performed at the Gala performance on the closing night. The Concert band played well and charmed the crowd with some Pixar movie magic themes and were commended for their performance.
The Big Band and Jazz Combo A were also competing at the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club Secondary School competition. Both groups took out the competition winning best group in both categories. Jake Krishnamurti  received a special individual award for the most outstanding soloist.
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Smokefree Rockquest Rocked for Lynfield's One Tribe

One Tribe was one of 12 bands that performed at the Smokefree Rockquest Auckland Central Regional Final on Friday 13th June at the Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School. The band had previously been chosen for the Regional Final from over 40 bands in the contest heats in May.

One Tribe's 2 songs – ‘Dream’ and ‘New Kids in Town’ - were very well-received and the band placed 2nd overall and ‘New Kids in Town’ was awarded The Lowdown Best Song Award!

They now have to go through a selection process in order to get to play at the National Finals in September.

Congratulations to the following students :
Craig Hebblethwaite 13MH
Mine Dube 12YB
Boaz Competente 13MH
Jairah Perida 12KK
James Samountry 13PK
Toa Peteru 13TN
Lygia Verhoven 13FE
Tialena Evening 13GR
Rebecca Gandhi 13MH
Sarai McKay 12PNU
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There is a  video on the  Lynfield College Music Facebook page: