Old Boys' Newsletter

Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun (1997 – 2001)

It was a pleasure to welcome Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun (1997 – 2001) to assembly earlier this term.
  Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun by PNBHS

David Shanhun explained that his interest in music began when he was in assembly watching one of his friends perform and saw the smiles that brought to the faces in the audience. He took up guitar and worked to become a member of the top ensemble and was also part of the 2001 OK Chorale that won Gold at the National finale as the top male choir in the country that year.

David initially studied classical guitar before forging a career in contemporary music. He has performed internationally and supported international touring acts in New Zealand. He has twice featured in New Zealand’s top ten iTunes charts. David has established a strong online presence sharing his music and providing tutorials and mentoring to encourage and develop the skills of other musicians.

He is in the midst of a North Island tour and recently performed in Palmerston North at the Globe Theatre. David, with his musical partner Shimna, performed two songs at assembly. They also spoke about the resilience and perseverance necessary to forge a career as a musician and the importance of taking all opportunities that come up – some great messages applicable in all areas of life.

David also performed at lunchtime and spoke with young men interested in pursuing a career in the music industry.

  1. Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun (1997 – 2001)
  2. Old Boys News Letter August 2021
  3. 2001 Cricket Reunion February 2021
  4. Palmy Steel
  5. Sports Hall of Fame 2021
  6. Lunch date with a few loyal Old Boys.
  7. PNBHS Old Boys' Annual Golf Day April 2021
  8. PNBHS Anzac Service April 2021
  9. Palmerston North Boys' High School Anzac Service
  10. Anzac Service Wreath Laying
  11. Rugby Reunions in June
  12. Old Boys in Hastings, Lunch at Summerset in the Orchard.
  13. Tauranga Old Boys' Function July 2nd 2021
  14. Auckland Old Boys' Function
  15. Revamping the 1st XV Changing Rooms under the Grandstand
  16. Up coming Palmerston Old Boys' Events
  17. Old Boys Dinner and Day at The Races. It's time to buy your ticket.
  19. Obituaries
  20. Turbos squad for the 2021 season
  21. Old Boy Carson Taare to perform original songs at Globe Theatre
  22. Old Boy Bob Burgess - All Black looks back at Springboks tour, 40 years on
  23. Old Boy Graeme Elston
  24. (1984) - Palmerston North Boys' High School band
  25. Old Boys' News
  26. World Refugee Day
  27. Sports Hall of Fame recipient Stuart Jacobs
  28. Jim Stuckey with the McKegg Cup
  29. Ray ‘Butch’ Hewer with the Hewer Trophy
  30. Old Boy Brian Plimmer
  31. Loyal Old Boy Bill Pearson
  32. Old Boy Tasi Vaha'i performed in the staffroom
  33. Congratulations to Campbell McKay who has started at his 3rd school as Principal at Mount Waverley Primary School
  34. Bob Burgess is discussed in this recent documentary on Māori Television (the interview with Dr. Bob Burgess starts at 11.40).
  35. Congratulations to Adam Milne and Dane Cleaver, who have been added to the group of contracted players for Central Districts cricket
  36. Always great to hear from our Old Boys:
  37. Congratulations Nick Wilson
  38. Hurricanes Old Boys
  39. Shayne Harris has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Manawatū District Council.
  40. Nick Wilson is chasing the dream of competing in his third Olympic games