Each year the Battle of the Bands Inter-House competition gets bigger and brighter, and this year’s contest was no exception. In front of a record selling 560-strong audience, 60 students took to the stage last Friday, 19 February with energy, passion and heaps of house spirit, to battle it out for the 2021 Battle of the Bands title

The audience were thrilled to celebrate the talents each house, Stephan, Strohmeyer and Mackenzie displayed and we are incredibly proud of all the students involved as they independently created, directed, choreographed and rehearsed their performances.

The performances of all three bands were electric and energetic, and kept the audience enthralled all night. There were three very diverse bands, each with their own distinctive style who each performed entertaining and highly polished sets. Each band had a wonderful selection of repertoire, beautiful vocal and dance pieces, and outstanding instrumental performances. After a very entertaining night, Mackenzie house was crowned the 2021 Battle of the Band winners!

Special mention also goes to the following students for their outstanding success in being awarded:


Best vocalist: Tigerlily Bradbury

Best guitarist: Max Mooney

Best bass player: Lucas Cherrier

Best drummer: Corey Kane

Best keyboard player: Ruoxin Zhang

Best instrumentalist: Sara Tazaki


Best singer: Amelia Mills

Best dancer: Lewis Green


Judges Choice award: Abby Bradley

We were thrilled to have Josh Williams (Dance), David Moon (Instrumental) and Cherryn Bray (Vocals) as our esteemed judges, who were blown away by the high standard of all performances, the electrifying atmosphere and the spirit of the event.

Thank you to the much loved “staff band” who took centre stage whilst the judges were deliberating and gave a fantastic performance yet again. This was without a doubt, the BEST STAFF BAND EVER!!!

Congratulations to past students Faith Moore-Carter and Jake Goodall, our MCs for the evening, and to all staff who made the evening possible, including the wonderful Mr Howells and the fabulous Performing Arts department. The night was a true celebration of school spirit and community, and we look forward to upholding this great tradition once again in 2022.

Ms Cherie Smith, Director of Arts