Mazenod College jazz band hits right note at 2018 Generations In Jazz Festival


Mazenod College music teacher Sam Graham with jazz band musicians.
Mazenod College music teacher Sam Graham with jazz band musicians.

A LESMURDIE-based school band recently placed first in its division at the biggest jazz festival in Australia, established by musical legend James Morrison.

The Mazenod College jazz band won the division four competition at the 2018 Generations In Jazz Festival held in Mt Gambier, South Australia.

Mazenod College beat 56 other bands vying for the title, with a score of 258 out of a possible 300 points.

In its 30th year, the festival attracted about 6000 students from 350 schools nationwide who competed in 12 divisions for jazz bands and choirs.

Two Mazenod College Year 12 students, Tim Bewick and Henry Marriot, were recognised for their performances and selected for the division four superband comprised of 18 musicians out of a possible 1000.

The band’s win means next year students will compete in division three.

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