Remnints take first place in Nelson division of Rockshop Bandquest competition

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Broadgreen Intermediate band the Remnints took out top spot in the Nelson Rockshop Bandquest on Friday.

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Broadgreen Intermediate band the Remnints took out top spot in the Nelson Rockshop Bandquest on Friday.

Broadgreen Intermediate band the Remnints have taken top spot in the Nelson regional Rockshop Bandquest competition.

The Remnints were one of 10 bands in the Nelson region that took part in the Nelson, and one of 200 bands nationally.

Nelson’s bands performed at the Annesbrook Centre on Friday.

The Remnints took first place and best vocalist, followed by Waimea Intermediate’s BOSS in second with performer Lia also taking a best vocalist award. Riwaka School’s Shut Up Tobin took third place.

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Finalists will take part in the online national final, with national results announced on December 4.

The Rockshop Bandquest is a music competition for primary and intermediate students which has been running for 10 years.

Hamish Jackson of New Zealand Rockshop said in a statement that the benefit of young people participating in the programme went “far beyond performance day”.

“It is awesome looking back at 10 years of Rockshop Bandquest and being able to see the lasting impact this programme has made on the music community,” he said.

“This programme offers a space for young musicians to develop musical and creative ability, along with the teamwork, communication and leadership skills that are needed to perform together as a band on stage.”

The full Nelson results are:

First place winning $400 credit with The Rockshop for their school: The Remnints, Broadgreen Intermediate

Second place winning $200 credit with The Rockshop for their school: BOSS, Waimea Intermediate School

Third place winning $100 credit with The Rockshop for their school: Shut Up Tobin, Riwaka School

Best original song winning $100 cash for their school: Sugar Rush Ngatimoti School

Best Vocalist: The Remnints, Broadgreen Intermediate

Best Vocalist: Lia of BOSS, Waimea Intermediate School

Musicianship award: Jordan Richardson of The Chipmunks, Stoke School

Rockstar Styles award: Tobin of Shut Up Tobin, Riwaka School

‘Killer’ guitarist award: Bailey and Dave from The Remnints, Broadgreen Intermediate

Rock-solid bassist award: Nikau of Among Us, Ngatimoti School

Rocking drummer award: Kaisami of Sugar Rush, Ngatimoti School

Best Keyboard Player: Lexus of Tooty Fruity, Ngatimoti School



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