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Our Musical Maestros

The HBHS Music Department has started 2017 in the best possible way, with past and present students making their marks nationally and internationally.  Year 9 student Matthew Kim made the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orchestra as a cellist, which is a stunning feat for a junior student.  Three of our Year 13 students, Paulo Galceran (piano), Jacob Brown (bass) and Tevata Johnson (jazz guitar) attended the National Jazz Workshop at Victoria University, Wellington on January 16 to 20, which was organised by Rodger Fox and featured top New York Jazz Trombone player Luis Bonilla.  Finally, Old Boy Leroy Clampitt (pictured, centre, at the ceremony) attended the Grammy Music Awards as part of the song-writing team behind Justin Bieber's "Purpose" album which was up for Album of the Year.  Leroy co-wrote the song "Company" and is currently based in Los Angeles.  We congratulate all of these talented musicians on their efforts and very much look forward to what will follow for them all.

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