Over the weekend the Intermediate Jazz band directed by Olivia Smith and Kieran McNair and Senior Jazz Directed by Patrick Broadbent won their sections at the Australian Wide Generations in Jazz Festival, in Mt Gambier. High school students from more than 100 schools around the nation compete in the Stage Band Awards, while individual Jazz and Vocal Scholarships are also highly coveted, helping to secure the musical destiny of individuals with enormous promise. And then there are the daily concerts – the sound inside the James Morrison big top pavilion, seating up to 6100 people in the middle of a paddock, is simply incredible!
There were 83 bands in the intermediate Jazz section and 54 in the senior band Section.
As well as that unbelievable achievement Joel Pilkington was selected out of 328 trumpet players as lead trumpet in the division 4 super band. Caleb Beilharz was selected out of 200 trumpets, to be in the section 3 super band.