Education: Westlake Boys High School
Westlake Schools Orchestras awarded Dual National Titles
Westlake High Schools orchestras and bands competed for national honours at the KBB Music Festival last month, and came up trumps.
Following impressive performances at the annual Westlake Gala Concert in mid-August, musicians from both Westlake Boys and Westlake Girls Schools headed over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the KBB Music Festival at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Both the Westlake Symphony Orchestra and the Westlake Chamber Orchestra gained the highest accolade in their respective sections when they were both awarded the title of Most Outstanding Orchestra and the award for Best Performance of a New Zealand Work. The awards didn’t stop there. As has become the tradition, these outstanding young musicians performed across the board with the following outstanding results:
Westlake Symphony Orchestra - Gold Award, Most Outstanding Award and Best Performance of a New Zealand Work
Westlake Chamber Orchestra - Gold Award, Most Outstanding Award and Best Performance of a New Zealand Work
Westlake Concert Band - Gold Award and Best Performance of a New Zealand Work
Westlake Boys Camerata - Silver Award
Westlake Big Band - Silver Award
Westlake Boys Stage Band - Bronze Award
silver at U23 World Rowing Champs
Following on the heels of Westlaker Finn Howard's gold in the Men’s Eight class of the U23 World Championships in early August, Westlake Boys’ Year 13 student Marty Davenport was on the podium collecting a silver medal for the junior men’s quadruple scull at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Lithuania last month.
The New Zealand crew crossed the line two seconds behind a German crew and held off crews from South Africa, USA, Italy and China to gain their silver medal result.
Westlake's other national champion rower, Cameron Webster, just missed out on a podium spot, finishing fourth in the finals of the coxed four, a huge achievement for both Westlake students.
Westlake Boys Family Breakfast
Westlake Boys is holding a family breakfast on the morning of Wednesday 11th September. All students and family members are welcome to attend.
Guests can look forward to a three course breakfast complemented by an inspirational tale of personal courage and adventure from Kiwi adventurer, mountaineer, marathon man and airline pilot Mike Allsop.
Tickets are available from the school uniform shop or by phoning 4108667 ext 806 for credit card sales. Tickets are $25 per head. Discounts are available for groups of 3 or more.
Full event details at www.westlake.school.nz