This is the big day
Finals of the 2017 School Jazz Band Competition see the top combos and big bands fight it out for the grand award
What an awesome and inspiring four days we had for the 2017 Auckland School Jazz Band Competition Heats!
The adjudicators were very impressed with the standard of all the bands and for the Big Bands the judges had a three way tie for the third and fourth finals spots. The committee has discussed this and decided the fairest way to address the tie is to feature five bands for the Big Band section of the final.
Finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Combos: Lynfield College Jazz Combo; Massey High School Combo; North Sea Combo (Rangitoto College); St Kentigerns College Combo
Big Bands: Auckland Grammar Big Band; Lynfield College Big Band; Rangitoto College Big Band; St Kentigern Big Band; St Peters Jazz Band
The final will run from 1pm till 5pm. Combos will perform 1pm-2:20pm, there will be a short interval and then Big Bands will perform 2:40-4:20pm. Following the Big Band performances the judge will deliberate and then we will have an awards presentation. We have invited each band to select and perform their best 3 songs with total on stage time no longer than 20 minutes.
So Program should look like this:
1pm: Lynfield College Jazz Combo;
1:20pm: Massey High School Combo;
1:40pm: North Sea Combo (Rangitoto College);
2pm: St Kentigerns College Combo
2:40pm: Auckland Grammar Big Band;
3pm: Lynfield College Big Band;
3:20pm: Rangitoto College Big Band;
3:40pm: St Kentigern Big Band;
4pm: St Peters Jazz Band
Special thanks to Roger Fox, who will be adjudicating for the top awards from performances at the final.
The Jasmine Restaurant will be open with $10 special Jazz Day meals
Door Charge: $5.00
Full details of finalists will be put on this page in week preceding the event