2019 Festival Awards

SPECIAL AWARDS

Peter Goddard Memorial Award: Dilworth Senior Big Band – “Committee members noted this group was one of the only ensembles to choose to sit right at the front of St Mary’s and their enthusiastic support of both experienced and inexperienced groups contributed to the atmosphere of a great session and gave the other performers a real boost.”

Chairpersons Command Performance Awards: St Mary’s Orchestra for their performance of Les Larmes de Jacqueline by Offenbach arranged by J Wright

Joyce Fisher Mentoring Awards:
Mei Fong Edgar and the Massey/Lynfield String Ensemble
Katja Konings and the Westlake Girls Symphonic Band
Chris Adams and the Auckland Grammar Symphony Orchestra
Stuart Gibbs and the Sancta Maria College Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Performance of a New Zealand Work: ACG Parnell College Symphony Orchestra – Coming Together’, Mvt. 1 & ‘Meeting Place’ Mvt. 2 from ‘On the Edge of Pukekawa’

Outstanding Soloist Award: Auckland Grammar Symphony Orchestra – ‘Allegro ma non troppo’, Mvt. 1 from Concerto for Bassoon in F Major, by C. M. von Weber

Best Performance of a Classical Work: Saint Kentigern Symphony directed by Doug Cross for their performance of the ‘Andante ma Adagio’, Mvt. 2 from Concerto in Bb for Bassoon by Mozart

Best Performance of a Romantic Work: Macleans College Symphony Orchestra directed by Steve Miles for their performance of Enigma Variations Mvts. IX & XIV by Edward Elgar

Best Performance of a Work in an ‘Other Style’: Baradene and St Peter’s College Orchestra directed by Antun Poljanich for their performance of American Salute by Morton Gould

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Performance of a New Zealand Work: Saint Kentigern Chamber Orchestra – Waltz Suite from ‘Ring Round the Moon’ – Quick Waltz & Slow Waltz by David Farquhar

Outstanding Soloist Award: Epsom Chamber Orchestra – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.3, by Antonio Vivaldi

Best Performance of a Baroque Work: St Cuthbert’s College directed by Mark Bennett for their performance of Mvt. 1 from Sinfonia No. 3 in G major. by Antonio Vivaldi

Best Performance of Classical or Romantic Work: St Cuthbert’s College directed by Mark Bennett for their performance of ‘Elegie’, by Faure with Soloist: Regina Baek

Best Performance of a Work in an ‘Other Style’: Rangitoto College Chamber Orchestra directed by Andrea Smith for their performance of El Relicario (Pasa Doble) by Jose Padilla

CONCERT BAND SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Performance of a New Zealand Work: AGS Premier Concert Band – Paper Cut by David Hamilton

Outstanding Soloist Award: Saint Kentigern Concert Band – Air Poetique’ for Horn & Band by Ted Huggens

Best performance on an Original Concert Band Work: Macleans College Concert Band directed by Steve Miles for their performance of Cantus Jubilante by David Shaffer

Best Performance of an Arranged Work: St Peter’s College Senior Concert Band directed by Antun Poljanich for their performance of Slava! by Leonard Bernstein

Best Performance of a pre-1950’s Work: Westlake Concert Band directed by Warwick Robinson for their performance of The Pines of the Appian Way’ from The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi, Soloist: Jeremy Peregrino

JAZZ BAND SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Performance of a New Zealand Work: ACG Parnell College Big Band – Wes De Money by Neil Watson

TourTime Jazz Improvisation Award: Auckland Grammar School Big Band
directed by Eddie Hare

Best performance on a Swing Chart: Westlake Big Band directed by Hayley Barker for their performance of 125th Street Blues by Dave Mills

Best Performance of a Ballad: Auckland Grammar Big Band directed by Eddie Hare for their performance of Round Midnight By Thelonious Monk, arranged by Mike Tomaro

Best Performance of a Work in an ‘Other Style’: Rangitoto College Big Band directed by Markus Fritsch for their performance of Brazilian Love Affair by George Duke, arranged by Eric Richards


The following groups are listed alphabetically and in category order (symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands).

GOLD AWARDS (29)

ACG Parnell College Symphony Orchestra
Black Watch Orchestra
Diocesan Symphony Orchestra
Macleans College Symphony Orchestra
Saint Kentigern Symphony
St Peter’s College and Baradene College Symphony Orchestra
Westlake Symphony Orchestra

Avondale College Premiere String Ensemble
Epsom Chamber Orchestra
Grammar Virtuosi
Rangitoto College Chamber Orchestra
Sebastian Squad
Westlake Chamber Orchestra

AGS Premier Concert Band
Baradene Senior Concert Band
Macleans College Concert Band
Pakuranga College Concert Band
Saint Kentigern Concert Band
St Peter’s College Senior Concert Band
Westlake Concert Band

Auckland Grammar Big Band
Avondale College Big Band
Lynfield College Big Band
Palmerston North Boys High School Stage Band
Rangitoto College Big Band
Saint Kentigern Big Band
Sancta Maria College Big Band
St Peter’s College Jazz Band
Westlake Big Band

SILVER AWARDS (47)

Auckland Grammar Symphony Orchestra
Avondale College Symphony Orchestra
Epsom Symphonia
King’s College Symphony Orchestra
Rangitoto College Orchestra
Rangitoto College Sinfonia
Sacred Heart College Symphony Orchestra
St Mary’s Orchestra

Diocesan Chamber Orchestra
Macleans College Chamber Orchestra
Saint Kentigern Chamber Orchestra
St Mary’s Chamber Orchestra
String Theory
Westlake Boys Camerata

ACG Parnell College Concert Band
Dilworth Senior Concert Band
Diocesan Senior Concert Band
Epsom Concert Band
Glendowie College Concert Band
King’s College Premier Concert Band
Manurewa High School Concert Band
Orewa College Concert Band
Pukekohe High School Senior Concert Band
Sacred Heart College Premiere Concert Band
Sancta Maria College Concert Band
Selwyn College Concert Band
St Cuthbert’s College Concert Band
St Mary’s Concert Band
Takapuna Concert Band
Westlake Boys Symphonic Band

ACG Parnell College Big Band
Avondale College Aspire Big Band
BDSC Jazz Band
Dilworth Senior Big Band
Edgewater College Jazz Band
Glendowie College Stage Band
King’s College Little Big Band
Macleans College Stage Band
MAGS Jazz Band
Orewa College Jazz Band
Pukekohe High School Stage Band
Rangitoto College Jazz Orchestra
Saint Kentigern Stage Band
Sancta Maria College Junior Jazz Orchestra
Selwyn College Jazz Band
St Cuthbert’s College Stage Band
Takapuna Big Band

BRONZE AWARDS (36)

Carmel College Orchestra
Kristin Symphonia
Macleans College Sinfonietta
MAGS Symphony Orchestra
Pinehurst Orchestra
Sancta Maria College Symphony Orchestra
Taharoto Orchestra

Avondale College Prep. String Ensemble
Glendowie String Ensemble
King’s College String Orchestra
MAGS Chamber Orchestra
Pakuranga College Chamber Orchestra

Diocesan Junior High School Concert Band
Epsom Intermediate Concert Band
Long Bay College Concert Band
Lynfield College Concert Band
Macleans College Symphonic Band
Pukekohe High School Wind Band
Rangitoto College Concert Band
Rosehill College Concert Band
Rutherford College Concert Band
St Peter’s College Symphonic Band
Westlake Girls Symphonic Band

Abundant Life School Jazz Ensemble
Epsom Stage Band
Howick College Jazz Band
Long Bay College Big Band
Manurewa Jazz Band
Mt Roskill Jazz Band
Pakuranga College Jazz Band
Papatoetoe High School Jazz Band
Pinehurst Jazz Band
Pukekohe High School Big Band
Sacred Heart College Jazz Band
Western Springs College Jazz Band
Westlake Boys Stage Band

COMMENDED AWARDS (7)

Avondale College Taikaka Orchestra

ConcorDio
Moon Strings
Western Springs College Chamber Group

Birkenhead College Concert Band
St Paul’s College Concert Band

Rosehill College Stage Band

A number of groups also received participation certificates.

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Chamber orchestra and concert band  concert(2:30pm) and awards photos here.
Symphony orchestra and jazz band concert(6:30pm) and awards photos here.

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