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Wellington Jazz Trip a Blast!

Minju Kim (Year 13)

After months of waiting, the jazz loving students of Sancta Maria College swept the stage at the Wellington Jazz Festival! The 5-day trip came with not only fun times and laughs, but also 4 awards: Best Saxophonist (Jenna Aspeling), Best Guitarist (Andrew Choi), Best Big Band Drummer (Kevin Zeng) and Best Big Band overall! This is a great achievement, especially because there were many other New Zealand students participating in the competition.

Our stdents were stoked with the great news of the awards, but the experience of the trip overall was amazing. Packed with amazing shows including Whirimako Black and Nathan Haines, the trip itinerary allowed them to experience the greatest of New Zealand’s Jazz Musicians.

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Mr Cho who organised the trip and directed all the bands that performed, as well as Ms Lee who came along on the trip and took care of us in the unfamiliar city.

Once again, congratulations to all the award-winning students!

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