Mount Maunganui College students release debut originals album with help from their woodwork teacher!

19 November 2020



Leading the way again, MMC (Mount Maunganui College) has released an album of all original compositions by high school students - the first original school album released in the Bay of Plenty - called ‘2020’. Featuring school bands/artists Vegan Funk Machine, Emily Tattersall, Skye Hine & Malakhai Sadler, Good Morning Good Night, Kofe Table, Mabel George and El'fah.01 & TJ, '2020' showcases the breathtaking depth of musical talent at MMC.

One of the groups "Vegan Funk Machine" - Photo: Sonny Eades

Envisaged by the principal Alastair Sinton, who approached woodwork teacher Tia Beaufort, to organise and record some of our most talented musicians. As well as teaching woodwork at school, Tia Beaufort also plays the drums and produces music for hip hop artist JessB, Raiza Biza and other hip hop artists. 

MMC Woodwork Teacher Tia Beaufort

Over the past few months, Tia has been working closely with the featured artists to complete the album before NCEA study leave. ‘2020’ includes a variety of artists, bands, genres, and year levels, highlighting the diversity of music students are creating here at MMC. Taking the project to another level is MMC's Art Department and Year 12 art student Sonny Eades, who designed the album's original artwork as part of his art portfolio assessment. 

‘2020’ is available now on all streaming platforms, Tiktok and Instagram Stories - just search 'MMC 2020'. 

For more information, promo requests, or to arrange an interview, contact Tia Beaufort at or 0211903077