Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Upcoming events

Upcoming Music Dates to put in your diaries:

Wednesday Sept 26th at school from 11am-1pm. Performances in hall for local schools.
Sept 27 Kids in Town 12.30pm Hagley Park as part of IceFest - jazz and Irish bands


Saturday Sept 29th 1.45pm-2.15pm US Antarctic Airbase Open Day, at Antarctic Centre
Sunday Sept 30th - 10am-11am Family Fun Day at the "Undercroft" at University of Canterbury
Sat Oct 13th - CSO - special ticket offer and rehearsal visit for orchestra

Wed Oct 17th Jazz and Irish busking at Akaroa
Friday 19th Oct 11am Jazz, Irish performance at North Loburn School
Sunday 21st and Monday Oct 22nd (Labour weekend)- Big Band Festival in ChCh - check out details
Tuesday 23rd Oct - jazz bands play for NI principals (morning at school)
Oct 25th - Chisnallwood Choir at CBS Arena for the ChCh Schools' Music festival

Oct 29 - Dunedin Jazz
Nov 3rd - Marimba festival
Tuesday 6th November - COMBO only for ASB Community Bursary Awards luncheon
Sat Nov 10th - Theory exam and IRMT Jazz event at Chisnallwood
Wed Nov 14 - Itinerant night 1 - drums, violin, trumpet, vocals, flute, hiphop
Monday 19th November NZEI graduation at Aurora Centre
Wed Nov 21 - itinerant night 2 - keyboard, piano, cello, Phil's guitar, sax, clarinet
Wed Nov 28th - itinerant night 3 - Leroy and Clayton
Saturday 1st December - New Brighton Santa Parade
Saturday Dec 8th - Ukulele Festival at Cowles Stadium
Sat Dec 15 - Choir with CSO at CBS Arena 6pm (plus dress rehearsal)
Sunday Dec 16 - Re-Percussion Concert at Cashmere High 6pm
Tuesday Dec 18 - formal certificate assemblies
Wed Dec 19th - final prizegiving

CSO concerts

Please check out the sign up form at
if you want free tickets or a space at a rehearsal with the CSO thanks to the ambassador scheme!!!
The opportunities are:
1. Revolution rehearsal 13 Oct 2. Revolution concert 13 Oct 3. Halloween concert 31 Oct

Sign-up closes at the end of this week, so make sure you check it out!


CONGRATULATIONS to the Chisnallwood rock bands on picking up three awards at BandQuest! Best musicianship (True Culture), Best lyrics (Breana) and Best original Song (Infinity).
All four Chissy bands gave stunning performances! Well done to all 25 students involved!
Here's a link to photos from the day

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 14th and 15th

This week we are looking forward to members of the NZSO visiting Chisnallwood on Sept 14th.
They will give a performance to our whole school in the morning then another performance to 600 visiting students from ChCh schools. Preparation resources have been available on both the NZSO website and the orchestra page of the wiki. Our orchestra has had a go at playing one of the pieces! We look forward also to John Ritchie visiting the first performance and hearing his son Anthony Ritchie's composition, "Purakaunui". As well as Anthony's piece, they will play Hungarian Dance No.5 by Brahms, Can-Can by Offenbach, An American in Paris by Gershwin, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Fred No Frevo by Ney Rosauro.

Then on Saturday we wish four of our Chisnallwood bands good luck as they play at BandQuest at Kaiapoi High. This will involve a big sound check for them in the afternoon, then everyone is welcome to come and support them as they play at night 7-9pm. The entry price is $10 ticket. This event is only for bands up to year 8. Our bands taking part are: 50-50, True Culture, Infinity and Unknown.