Directed and conducted by Paul Claman, the combined King’s & Queen’s Jazz Band play music from the Big Band era through to contemporary music. Each year the group participates in the Otago Secondary Schools' Music Festival in The Town Hall and attends the Southern Youth Jam Jazz Festival in Blenheim. This is an event where bands and combos from schools all over the South Island travel to Blenhiem to attend workshops, play at various gigs in an around the area and participate in the final Jazz Festival competition concert. This unique opportunity allows students to learn new skills and gain more confidence in performing and improvising.
Being in the Jazz band is a great way to improve and enhance your playing, make good, lifelong friends as well as meeting different people from all over the South Island.