Playing at the Great North Jazz Festival and Lauren C wins the vocals!

17 March 2023

On Sunday 5 March our school jazz band competed in the Great North Jazz Festival.  There were several school bands from all across the country performing to a very high standard to a full auditorium. This did not phase our pupils at all as they played with confidence and style. The judges were very complimentary about our performance highlighting the energy and virtuosity of the group and praising the fine soloists.

Special congratulations must go to Lauren C for winning the vocal award at the competition. The judge simply described her singing as “awesome”.

One of the judges said that all “the ensembles were very much the best school jazz bands in the country”.

Head of Music, Mr Rosier said "We were delighted to perform at this prestigious event with such a high calibre of other school bands. Huge congratulations to our students who worked incredibly hard in their preparations!"


Ponteland High School