Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 31st 2012

What a way to end NZ music month!
We were so lucky to have the RDU mobile recording unit at school to record some of our bands as well as the 12 noon Hook-Line-and-Sing-Along!

The photo features Jeff Fulton (Play it Strange) with many of our singers at 12 noon today. Jeff was our guest judge for the house sing-off.

Beside the RDU mobile recording unit at school today.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Special offer of CSO tickets

The CSO have a great opportunity for Chisnallwood students through our CSO ambassadors.

Students are invited to attend upcoming selected Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Concerts for FREE!  Accompanying adults will need to be prepared to pay for their ticket. This term, students are invited to attend " La Mer" on Saturday June 23rd at 7.30pm at the Air force Museum in Wigram. (The night before the all-day rehearsal for production).

This will be an amazing theatrical concert with amplified bowls of water to replace traditional percussion. La Mer is a world filled with surprises and unexpected pleasures as Debussy explores the movements of the waves and the feel of the wind.

If you are interested in attending this concert, please fill in the form here or see our CSO ambassadors - Mahlia in room 7, or Claudia in room 1.
We need confirmation by 1st June. Get in quick, as there are limited seats available.

Once you order tickets you will be given a contact to notify in the case of being unable to attend (so any unused tickets can be re-distributed for this popular concert).
Tickets may be collected on the night at the venue.

Details of the concert:

Music news week of June 25-June 3

Chisnallwood JAZZ BANDS (big band and combo), ROCKBANDS and UKE BAND will be providing music for a community lunch on Friday 25th May 12.30-1.30pm at Avondale Primary School.

NZ's Hook-Line-and-Singalong will be held around the country on Thursday May 31st at 12 noon. Everyone will sing this year's NZ song "21 degrees" and we will have a house "sing-off" competition.
Details of the song can be found here:

Our bands will be performing on Sunday 3rd June at the JackMann Auditorium on Solway Ave between 1pm and 3.30pm. There will be a $10 door charge for friends, family and supporters. Details about rockquest along with a complete tentative list of bands performing can be found on

In preparation, a Chisnallwood parents Rock Night for the bands entering rockquest will be held at school in the music room on Monday 28th at 7pm and the bands will perform in assembly on Wednesday May 30th 1.45pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


We invite all students and parents to a session on how to audition for Burnside Music programme. PLEASE NOTE the new time for this!
8.45am: in the music room - Burnside High teachers and senior students demonstrate how to audition!... Please bring any questions you have. The session will be very helpful and we encourage all students considering auditioning as well as their parents to attend this special offer.
10am - 10.40am: Concert in the hall. BHS jazz band and Bolling chamber group. The BHS jazz band and Chisnallwood Jazz Band will combine for two fabulous items! Parents welcome.

12.30pm-1.30pm Chisnallwood rockbands, jazz bands and ukulele band will provide music for the Avondale School community lunch.

THURSDAY MAY 31st 12 noon Chisnallwood will celebrate NZ music month with the rest of NZ by having a sing-off of "21 degrees in the Shade"
You can find this music on the school music website.

Students auditioning for CHCH Festival special groups please make sure you know all the requiremments. These can be found at or talk to Mrs Bell or Mrs Jones.

If your student is in a music group please check out the relevant pages at

"5 minutes of Fame"
Westfield is holding a talent competition in the July holidays. The entries close on Friday June 8th for students between the ages of 8 and 18. Go online to to enter!