Activities / Arts

Jazz Band

The Senior Jazz band is for experienced players in Year 11 – 13. It is for students who enjoy and wish to play in the Jazz Style.

The repertoire includes music of the Swing, Latin, and Rock/ Funk Jazz genres. Most students who play in the Jazz Band also play in the school Concert Band. Membership to the Jazz Band is by invitation.


Competitions for this group include the Tauranga Easter Jazz Festival, KBB Music Festival in August and sometimes the Jazz and Blues Competition in July. This group also attends a weekend at music camp at the beginning of the year and participate in various performances for school functions and concerts. An international trip is usually offered every couple of years. Commitment to rehearsals and individual practise are essential to the success of this group.


Every Thursday 3.30pm – 5pm (sometimes varies) in the Music Department.

Uniform Requirements

Orewa College Music black polo shirt (orders for this are organised by the Music department) and students own black pants.


These can be via Daily Student Notices or on the School App. For instructions on the school app click here

Teacher in charge

Ms E McNab Email


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