Pitch perfect for Rockquest

28 May 2024

Two College bands – 5 On Air and c.o.m.a. – have been selected to compete in the regional final of the Smokefree Rockquest on Saturday 8 June in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre at the University of Canterbury.

Sam Belcher, Tinura Gajamange, Matthew Geddes, James Saunders, and Kennedy Xiao (5 on Air) and Max Hillyer, Alfie McLean, Cole Moffatt, and Ollie Slabbert (c.o.m.a.) have delivered standout performances to secure their spots.

This year, College bands Rain On Jupiter, Blue Day, Off Track, Sixth Dimension, The Local, Sien, Mesolic, Know Body Nose, and Um have also impressed in the spotlight, sharing their amazing sounds and talent in the heats.

Hitting all the right notes for nearly 40 years since the inaugural event in Christchurch, Rockquest is open to secondary school students across New Zealand. Each year, it features dozens of shows, hundreds of performers, and a growing audience of fans.

Click here to watch c.o.m.a. performing at the Smokefree Rockquest heats.