Orewa College Symphonic Band is in its second year of existence. It was formed to give students who had been learning an instrument for a relatively short time the experience of playing in a concert band and help to hone their skills and prepare them for entry into the senior band. Ages range from 12 to 15 years and they rehearse for one hour a week after school. Most of the students have come through the college band project and have lessons in school. The band has performed at festivals and for the local community. They enjoy performing a mix of jazz music, and pieces written specifically for concert band.