Stand Up Stand Out

18 Aug Stand Up Stand Out

On Tuesday 10th August, eleven Pakuranga College students performed at the band heats for Auckland-wide music competition Stand Up Stand Out. The bands were first up on the stage with Premiumsix (Reuben Ambler, Travis Chilcott, Addison Chiplin, Lachlan Coyle, Thomas Fogden, Pollen Marcuelo) and Stingrae (Jamie McNaughton, Marcus Wilson, Behzad Karkaria, Karen Joe, Lavonne Grierson).

For Premiumsix, who are a band comprised of Year 10 students, it was their first ever live performance, whilst for the Year 13 band Stingrae, it was another opportunity to hone their craft. The judges were very impressed by both bands, stating that “Pakuranga definitely has talent” to both bands after they performed.

by Fionn Murphy, Music Department


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