Minimal Silence make Rockquest finals

Howick College band Minimal Silence will compete in the SmokeFree Rockquest National Finals in September.

Local band, Minimal Silence, is taking the stage in the SmokeFree Rockquest National Finals later this year.

Minimal Silence, made up of Howick College students Sabastian Munro, Logan Anderson and Mark Tohovaka, say they are ecstatic to have reached this point in the competition.

They will play off against eleven other acts from around the country in the National Final on Saturday September 2 at Auckland Girls Grammar School.

“We have put our hearts into our music and countless hours have been spent creating new material and rehearsing,” say the trio.

The musicians say it’s a big determination boost to know they will be performing alongside the best youth bands in the country.

“This is our third year competing,” they say. “Getting into the finals has shown us that following our passion and pursuing our dreams can pay off.”

The band submitted a 12 minute video showcasing their original music to qualify for the finals, which was judged by a panel from the NZ music industry.

This is the first time Howick College has a band in the competition finals.

The group say that while they are happy to have been selected for finals at all, they have their hearts set on taking home first place.