Music at EC Developing a passion for music early in life opens up a lifetime of pleasure. Our music programme is diverse and exciting and we encourage our students to explore, to develop their skills and talent in musical performance. Our specialist music department comprises a large multi-functional teaching room and four smaller practice studios, where music lessons are held. We are also fortunate enough to have a state of the art digital recording studio. Those with a love of singing can join our choir. Recent successes: At the KBB Music Festival our Jazz Band gained a Silver Award, and came 5th out of 40 Auckland bands. At the KBB Music Festival our Intermediate Band gained a Bronze Award. Our reggae band “Uprizing”, reached the Auckland finals of Smokefree Pacifica Beats, and on the 29th August 2014 won the “Stand Up Stand Out” competition, run by the Auckland City Council. We also had two other finalists on the night, one in the “Group Vocal” Category and one in the “Solo Instrumentalist” category. Our combined Choir took part in “The Big Sing”, held in the Auckland Town Hall.