Dec 15, 2007
The two wind bands at Papatoetoe West School, under the dedicated guidance of Heather Keys, have had a busy and successful year. Public performance has
been an important part of their programme, with concerts at neighbouring schools as well as their own.
A highlight was the Band Festival at King’s School, where the Year 6 group joined forces with several other schools for the day, and performed in concert that night.
At the end of the term, the Year 6 Band became our first group to “graduate”. We are hopeful that many of them will have the opportunity to continue playing and enjoying making music in the future.
Meanwhile, the Year 5 Band presented items at the Year 6 Leavers Assembly. Heather reports that this is a dedicated group who are working hard and show great promise as next year’s senior band. And the prospective band members for 2008 have already had an introductory session. Great work, Heather!