The eight students that performed in the concert band started learning their instruments at Warkworth Primary School.
Six Warkworth School students and three Mahurangi College students performed in the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association 75th Music Festival in the Auckland Town Hall last month.
Eight of the students performed in the concert band – Warkworth School musicians Annabelle Robertson and Rayner Sandford on clarinet, Chloe Sutherland and Charlie Molloy on saxophone, Ameline Makin on flute and Rhys Niccolls on trumpet, along with Mahurangi College students Talia Bentley and Olivia Hay on trumpet.
The band performed five pieces including Chorale from Jupiter by Holst, and Pompeii Unearthed and Shipwrecked by Ryan Nowlin.
Mahurangi College student Leah Jones also performed in the festival, playing trumpet in the jazz band.
Musicians need to have been playing for at least two years and be at grade 2 standard to be eligible for selection.