It is concert season here at Kristin School. Following the huge success of our musical production Hairspray, our auditorium stage was transformed last Thursday evening in order to showcase the talents of contemporary musicians from our Middle and Senior schools. Our ‘Plugged’ concert featured a diverse range of music from acoustic pop duos singing with solo guitar, through to pumping rock and roll. Those in attendance were also witness to the first public performance of our newest school ensemble - The Kristin Wind Ensemble. This group directed by Mr Opeloge Ah Sam performed the classic rock tune Africa by the band Toto.
This concert also provided senior Music students with the perfect opportunity to present performances as part of their coursework for studies in both NCEA and IB Music. The enthusiastic audience enabled students to develop confidence as performers, and the chance to share their talents in a warm, supportive setting. An additional highlight of the evening was a performance from a band made up of our teachers and itinerant music tutors. This featured Mike Burrows (Drum tutor) on vocals and drums, Steve Winn (Guitar tutor) on Guitar, Mr Alastair Ferris (Humanities teacher) on Bass Guitar, Mr Opeloge Ah Sam (Music Teacher) on drums, and Mr Nick Duirs (Music teacher) on keyboard.
It was an excellent night’s entertainment and another wonderful celebration of the diverse talents found amongst our study body.