Trident Musicians feature in comps and representative Bands

Waikato Bay of Plenty Brass Band Championships

13 Trident High School students recently competed at the  Waikato Bay of Plenty Brass Band Championships held in Hamilton.  As members of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Brass, the band dominated the competitions winning all 5 events and finishing clearly ahead of their arch rivals Hamilton Brass who are also a nationally ranked A grade Band.  There were also many fine performances from Trident students in the solo performances with Gemma Wilshier winning both the under 16 variation and slow melody solos. Lachlan Spence won the open slow melody with Clarke Spence finishing second. Clarke then won the Under 19 Variation event with Simon Winship finishing second and Courtney Wilson 3rd.     

National Secondary Schools’ Band

Year 13 Trident High School Student,  Clarke Spence, Principal Cornet of EBOP Brass led the band to victory at the recent Waikato  Bay of Plenty Brass Band Championships. The National Secondary Schools’ Band Championship is held annually and students are required to audition for a place in the band. For the last 6 years, Trient High school has had the largest number of selected members from any school in the country. This years band was 45 strong from 32 difference secondary schools around New Zealand.

2019 National Youth Band

National Youth Band of New Zealand

In January 2019 Clarke, Lachlan, Simon, Leo, Courtney and another Trident student Joeal Mita will travel to Australia as selected members  of the National Youth Band of New Zealand. In this band will also be a further 4 past Trident student. The National Youth Band is for musicians under 23 and is regarded  as the next step up from the secondary Schools Band. Once again Trident students form the largest contingent from any one area. They will be based in the Gold Coast and spend a week presenting concerts in that area.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Brass Band Championships

Clarke made his debut as a Principal Cornet when he lead the EBOP Brass to victory at the recent  Waikato Bay of Plenty Brass Band Championships.

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