Arts competition a ‘hit’
TE AWAMUTU College Percussion Ensemble (from left) Scott Seabright, Catherine Peake, Caleb Botting and Josh Bradburn, performing the instrumentless‘Rock Trap’ by Schinstine at yesterday’s Instrumental section of the festival at the Methodist Church. 268071AD
Competitions Society life member Gaidyn Flay and his son Murray, who is Society president, were impressed with the talent on show over the weekend and pleased with the smooth running of this year’s festival.
They covered all venues and were joined by Kiwanis president Mark Wolfe at the Speech and Drama section for the National Awards nomination. They were delighted to see the numbers competing this year, particularly the increased number of boys.
Sponsors including Lions, Rotary and Rosetown Lions have also made the effort to visit venues to present scholarships.
The Ballet, Vocal, Speech and Pianoforte have concluded, while Instrumental continues today and culminates with the Kahu Ensemble concert at The Woolshed this evening.
Modern Jazz makes way for Tap in the Te Awamutu College Hall today, while the finale of this year’s 55th annual festival is the Highland and National Dance section which begins at 9am in the Pekerau School Hall on Saturday.
Major results will feature in future editions of the Courier.