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Waikato Band Festival

Wendy Fleming —

On August 24 Katikati College took four bands to the Waikato Band Festival held at Waikato University's Gallagher Performing Arts Centre.

First up were the Jazz Band who played well and for the first time improvised their own solos. Nearly every band member had a turn soloing on stage.
Next were the two steel bands "PANiK" and "Pan Pana". Both bands played well with Pan Pana gaining higher points than PANiK . This was a reversal of last year's results. Last up was the Concert Band who played their programme to the best of their ability and had definitely improved over the last few practices.
The results for the day were Bronze ability placing for all four bands with Pan Pana only one point off Silver. A special thank you to all students, parents and adults who helped get the groups ready.