Honours Programme

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In 2018 we are pleased to announce both an honours symphony orchestra and an honours jazz band.

Our goal is to create two ensembles of the highest standard, but in our selection process we also strive to represent a range of Auckland schools and aim to give opportunities to a range of our finest young musicians. All students will receive a certificate to mark their participation in the KBB Music Festival Honours Programme. We would also ask that all successful applicants attend the session wearing school uniform as this is a great way for outstanding musicians to represent their schools. A number of commemorative photographs will be taken of this event and these will be readily available to schools/students via the KBB Music Festival Facebook page.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA REPERTOIRE 2018 (directed by Michael Joel)

  • Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening) – Strauss
  • Finale from Symphony No. 3 (the ‘Organ Symphony’) – Saint Saens

JAZZ BAND REPERTOIRE 2018 (directed by Dave Lisik)

  • Don’t Get Sassy – Thad Jones
  • I Let A Song Go Out Of My Head – Duke Ellington
  • Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson


  • 5:00pm – intensive rehearsals
  • 8:00pm – break
  • 8:30pm – free concert for parents, teachers and public
  • 9:00pm – finish

Players should bring water and snacks to eat during the breaks.