Gold, silver and bronze at 2021 KBB Music Festival

Posted on August 20, 2021

The annual KBB Music Festival was once again held at the beautiful Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell last week.

The festival draws thousands of students from 45 schools, competing in Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Band categories.

Six ensembles represented Macleans College – Symphony Orchestra led by Dr Miles, Sinfonietta led by Mrs Johnston, Chamber Orchestra led by Miss Xie, Concert Band led by Dr Miles, Symphonic Band led by Ms Huang and Stage Band led by Mr Santarelli.

The groups were presented with the following awards:

  • Symphony Orchestra – gold + Gala Concert invite
  • Concert Band – gold
  • Chamber Orchestra – silver
  • Symphonic Band – bronze
  • Stage Band – bronze
  • Sinfonietta – commended

The following students were also selected to represent Macleans College in the festival’s honours orchestra:

  • Nancy Chen of Rutherford House (Flute)
  • Iris Wu of Mansfield (Oboe)
  • Kevin Zhang of Te Kanawa (Clarinet)
  • Shanhai Guan of Hillary (Trumpet)
  • Emily Swasbrook of Kupe (Horn)
  • Caroline Chang of Hillary (Horn)
  • Jaden Cheng of Snell (Euphonium)
  • Nathan Choi of Rutherford (Violin)
  • Tomomi Lio of Kupe (Violin)
  • Wei Tian Teo of Rutherford (Viola)
  • Samuel Zheng of Mansfield (Cello)
  • Bruce Zhang of Mansfield (Cello)
  • Andrew Wang of Hillary (Cello)
  • Jayti Pattni of Rutherford (Double Bass)