Culture Catch Up
WBOP Bands and Orchestra Festival:
The school had 5 groups performing in the Waikato Bay Of Plenty Bands Festival. Both the Gypsy Pickers and Pipe Band gained gold awards, with both also receiving cash prizes for outstanding performances. The Orchestra, Jazz Band & Drumline also played well and were rewarded with silver awards for their efforts. This is the 20th year that the Gypsy Pickers have featured in the medals at the Band Fest.
The Kapa Haka group took part in the recent Maori King’s coronation celebrations on Turangawaewae Marae. This annual event has become a highlight of the group's calendar of events.
National Youth Art Awards:
HBHS had 2 finalists, William Parrott (Year 13) and Blake Aitken (Year 12).