Isabella was selected via an audition to represent Rangitoto College as a trumpet player in the 2017 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band.
News and Achievements
Olivia received the award for highest scoring Intermediate soloist (for her tap dance solo) at the Whangarei Dance Festival. As Intermediate Champion she was presented with a trophy, a crown and a sash.
Quillan (vocalist) achieved great results at the South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions.
Rangitoto Music Department achieved incredible results at the 2017 KBB Music Festival held from 14 to 19 August. The mammoth effort put in by the staff and students to prepare and execute such fine performances really paid off.
Congratulations to our Jazz musicians who achieved fantastic results at the Auckland Schools Jazz Band Competition which was held across the first three weekends of Term 3.
We entered 4 bands and 5 combos in this competition and we're proud of the results.
Oceania Athletics Area Championships, 2nd Place High Jump U18 Women, 3rd Place 100m Hurdles U18 Women, 2nd Place 4x400m Relay U18 Women, 2nd Place 4x100m Relay U18 Women
OFC U19 Championship Winners 2017
Silver Medal in Youth Commonwealth Games for Beach Volleyball
Rangitoto College Dance students and staff enjoyed a very successful day at the Dance Brandz Auckland Regional Competition on Saturday 1 July, and came away with some fantastic results.
Amy Hsu (Yr 13 student in 2013) has been selected as one of the semi-finalists in the prestigious 2017 Wallace National Piano Competition on 13 to 16 July.
Congratulations to Emma Aley who has been awarded $1000 and a full time scholarship to Ettingshausens Dance School in Australia
Singlets - COMMENDED AWARD
SOS - HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD and Gala Concert Award for Most Captivating Performance
SOS - Best Classical Performance
SOS - Runner up for Best Other Styles Performance
Our rock musicians had a successful time at Smokefree Rockquest recently. Congratulations go to:
Brody Glanfield - Vocal Award and 4th place at the Solo/Duo Finals
A number of our Music Students attended the New Zealand School of Music Jazz Project in Wellington. Many congratulations to those students who received the following awards:
Sally Han - Best Bassist
Sally Han - Most Outstanding Musician
Congratulations to the Rangitoto College Mega School Hip Hop Crew, who were placed 6th and received the Most Promising Award at the 2017 Street Dance NZ National Hip Hop Dance Championships.
The following Rangitoto students qualified to go to the World Championships.
Three of our very talented Performing Arts students achieved great results at the recent North Shore Performing Arts Competitions.
1st place - Les and Sonia Andrews Cultural Foundation Award
2nd place - Music Theatre Song in Costume
Isabella Thomas, Year 13 cornet player, qualified as the best in her section in New Zealand and will now compete against all the other winners from each section in the NZ Army Band Junior Champion of Champions at the 137th NZ Brass Championships.
The graduating class of 2016 have excelled themselves academically, achieving a record number of scholarships across a record number of subjects, cementing the school as one of the top academic colleges in the country.
82 music students + 6 staff travelled to Hawaii at the end of March to take part in the Pacific Basin Music Festival. Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band were each awarded Silver for their competitive performances.
Jess was the recipient of a John Antony Scholarship for $1000 at the Northern Area Performance Theatre Awards in February.