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by Bernadette Shaw - Friday, 23 August 2013, 10:32 AM
Congratulations Best Performance by a Jazz Band, NZSM Jazz Festival
Individual achievements:
Most Outstanding Drummer: Robert Petch
Most Outstanding Guitarist: Matthew Howes 



Last weekend saw the National semi-finals and finals of the Chamber Music NZ competition at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
Of the 12 semi- finalists, selected from over 600 groups nationally, 4 of them were from BHS. They were;
Elektra - Robert Petch, Madi Williams, Joy Sun, Muse Ye  Tutor: Dr Brett Painter 
The Hall Quartet - Cheena Rae , Jess Clapp, Jaxson Kees, Ryan Hall  Tutor: Hayden Sinclair
The Romanza Trio - Grace Stainthorpe, Alice Morgan, Sarah Vergeer Tutor: Alison Holden
Trio Etoile - April Ju, Han Sol Jeong, Alice Morgan Tutor: Helen Renaud
Both Elektra and Trio Etoile were selected to go forward to the final six and Trio Etoile were deservingly awarded the prestigious KBB Award for ensemble excellence featuring a wind, brass or percussion performer.
These are quite outstanding achievements for all of these students, all of whom will have spent many, many hours with their tutors in order to attain the level required to compete on this national platform. CONGRATULATIONS!