TBC Arts | Culture

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Tauranga Boys’ College is committed to providing a wide range of artistic activities, groups and opportunities for students of all abilities, interests and cultures. Fun, participation, education and achievement are acknowledged and promoted as an important part of a young man’s education for life and will hopefully encourage a lifelong involvement in the arts.

A quality arts programme is delivered which enables our young men to participate at a competitive level with other young people from schools sharing similar characteristics to the college. Tauranga Boys’ College, in conjunction with Tauranga Girls’ College, annually stages a major production.

In recent years, productions such as: West Side Story, The Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Spamalot, Fame and Peter Pan have all been very successful.

The College also competes successfully in competitions such as the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, Stage Challenge and Kapa Haka. Students can also compete in Hip-hop and Theatre-sports.

Boys who play a musical instrument are encouraged to audition for the College’s various ensembles – big band, barbershop, jazz combo, string ensemble, guitar group, brass ensemble, and saxophone group.

The College is also the administrative centre for the Western Bay of Plenty Itinerant Music scheme. Tutors are employed to provide tuition in guitar, strings, drums, woodwind, brass and singing. Students are encouraged to learn an instrument at college.

Tauranga Boys' College Arts | Culture activities on offer include:

  • Instrumental Lessons
  • Theatre Sports
  • Sheilah Winn Drama
  • Production
  • Stage Challenge
  • Kapa Haka
  • Oratory / Public Speaking, Debating
  • Art Club
  • RockQuest
  • Music groups such as big bands, Jazz combos, Wind and brass ensembles