Westlake Musicians – Pure Gold!


Congratulations to our talented musicians who celebrated Westlake’s best ever success at the KBB Music Festival on Saturday, August 20th.

Westlake Symphony Orchestra and Big Band Awards

Westlake Symphony Orchestra and Big Band Awards

All four Premier Ensembles won Gold Awards AND the coveted Most Outstanding Performance Awards at the KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts. Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band added to the tally with Awards for Best Performance of a New Zealand Work.
Here are the full results for the premier groups:

Most Outstanding Awards:

  • Westlake Concert Band (with a grade of 100%)
  • Westlake Chamber Orchestra
  • Westlake Symphony Orchestra
  • Westlake Big Band

Gold Awards to:

  • Westlake Concert Band
  • Westlake Chamber Orchestra
  • Westlake Symphony Orchestra
  • Westlake Big Band

Best Performance of NZ Work

  • Westlake Concert Band (piece by Westlake old boy – Alex Taylor)
  • Westlake Symphony Orchestra

Silver Awards to:

  • Westlake Boys Symphonic Band
  • Westlake Boys Camerata

Bronze Awards to:

  • Westlake Boys Stage Band
  • Taharoto Orchestra
Big Band Warwick and Mark Bennett Chamber Orchestra
Westlake Big Band with their Director, Hayley Barker, after winning their Gold and Most Outstanding Performance Awards Warwick Robinson, Director of Weslake Concert Band and Mark Bennett, Director of Westlake Chamber Orchestra
Concert Band Gold Award Haley Big Band and David Symphony
 Concert Band take a Gold Award, the Most Outstanding Performance Award and Best Performance of a New Zealand Work  Hayley Barker, Director of Westlake Big Band and David Squire, Director of Westlake Symphony Orchestra