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Trombone thrills: Sam Chandler, left, and Sam Hart were excited about the opportunity to play on the TS Golden Bear.
By EMMA BEER
Memorial Day may mean
more now to some Scots Col-
lege students after they
played on American naval
ship the TS Golden Bear.
The school's newly formed
concert band welcomed
invited guests on to the ship
on Monday night.
Scots director of music
Andrew Stopps said he was
really pleased with the boys'
The band was put
together a few weeks ago
especially for this occasion
and this was their first pub-
Getting to play for such
an audience and on a boat
was a great experience for
the boys, Mr Stopps said.
You don't remember
maths lessons, but you
remember things like this
Year 9 student Sam
Chandler said it was pretty
cool'' getting to play on the
boat. The band had never
played the songs they were
performing, so the last five
weeks had been full of
We've been flat out.
There's some pretty tough
ones,'' said Sam.
Senior cadet Andy Stuhan
said he thought the band
had done a fantastic job.
He said that he had first
travelled on the TS Golden
Bear in his freshman year,
three years ago, but this
was his first visit to New
I love it. [Wellington's] so
clean. So much cleaner than
The band has become
hugely popular within the
college and the boys will be
competing in the New Zea-
land Concert Band Festival
It will be the first time a
Wellington band has
performed at the festival.
It's a small world after all
Reunited: Former neighbours Tom Royal, left,
and Paul Stetson.
Photo: EMMA BEER
By EMMA BEER
The saying it's a small world'' took on
extra meaning for one Wellington
student this week.
Scots College band member Tom
Royal was excited when he learned he
would be playing on the American navy
ship TS Golden Bear.
After an email from the United
States, he was amazed to learn his
neighbour from nearly a decade ago
would be on board the ship.
Third-year cadet Paul Stetson lived
in Karaka Bay for a year when he was
Mark Stetson, Paul's father, was the
visual effects supervisor on Lord of the
Tom, now 15, said it was weird when
he found out Paul was going to be on
board. It was kinda strange. I remem-
ber him living next door.''
After finishing high school, Paul
joined the California Maritime Acad-
emy and is studying marine engineer-
He recalled Tom and his younger
brothers Sam and Jack, and said Wel-
lington was just as he remembered it.
It's weird walking the streets and
revisiting places we used to go as a fam-
ily,'' he said.
Driving through Seatoun on Monday
night brought back memories of hang-
ing out on the corner eating fish and
chips after school, he said.
He had always wanted to come back
to New Zealand, but had not had a
Definitely want to come back [for
longer]. All the boys [on the ship] love
it. They wanna come down here and get
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