Saturday, November 24, 2012

Congratulations Sam

Check out ex-student Sam Jones' recent achievements on sax.
He started sax when he was at Chisnallwood and has continued to keep a link with the school, twice helping our jazz band this year. Congratulations Sam.

Music this week

Wednesday November 28th
6.30pm - 7.30pm Itinerant Night 3

6.30 - 7.30pm CONCERT ROOM - Leroy Edgar's guitar students

6.30pm - 7pm MEDIA ROOM Clayton Hiku's guitar and bass students then walking over to the hall to see the short Hip Hop dance item at 7pm.

7pm Hall Leearna's Hip Hop dance item

Saturday  December 1st 
10.30am New Brighton Santa Parade 

Watch out for the Chisnallwood Jazz Band on the truck being driven my Mr Richardson! 
(Jazz band needs to be assembled at 10am on Marine Parade opposite the Working men's club or else meet at Chisnallwood at 9am)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Itinerant Night 2

Wed 21 Nov
6.30pm - 7.30pm

MEDIA ROOM  - keyboards
CONCERT ROOM - piano and cello
LIBRARY - guitar (Phil), clarinet, sax and trumpet

Next week:
guitar, bass and hiphop.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Itinerant Night CHANGE this week

Please note changes in this week's itinerant night!

Wed 14th November
5.30pm-7pm - earlier time so as to avoid clashing with the meeting* in the hall at 7pm

5.30pm flutes and violins in the media room
5.30pm vocals in the concert room
6.40pm  massed drum item in the technology court!!
We are hoping to have a sausage sizzle from 6.30pm-7pm which might help those who wish to attend both events.

Trumpets and hiphop have moved to a later date.

Please check out for details of the other itinerant nights being held on Nov 21 and Nov 28!

 *As part of the Community Consultation process and further to the two community meetings already held, there will be a Focus Meeting to look at proposals for Chisnallwood’s way forward on Wednesday 14th November at 7pm in the School Gym. This will be a 90 minute workshop meeting led by professional facilitator Chris Mene. All welcome.

Friday, November 2, 2012

This week in music at Chisnallwood

Firstly well done to the performance groups who played for visiting year 6 students on Wed and Thursday. Visiting students got to hear our orchestra, Irish band, brass group and jazz band. They found out about the other groups and music possibilities as well as being introduced to some new instruments.

The Jazz Bands also played as the 560 or so people arrived for the big Community Consultation Meeting on Wed night regarding the future of the school.

Meanwhile the choir has started learning it's lovely pieces to perform at the Christmas concert with CSO on Dec 15. Choir members should check details on the choir page of the wiki.

Tomorrow our Marimba group will play at the CHCH Marimba festival to be held at the St Andrew's College Gymnasium, Papanui Rd. They will perform at the 3pm performance. Look out for their hot pink marimba Tshirts :)

On Tuesday the Orchestra and Choir will perform one piece at the conclusion of the visit from Hekia Parata. This will take place between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Parents/caregivers/supporters are encouraged to attend this consultation meeting to be held in the hall.

Tuesday also will see our jazz combo play for the ASB scholarship awards ceremony during the day.

Wednesday is a recording day for the school CD.

On Thursday the Press will come and video the jazz band at rehearsal as part of snapshots of schools affected by the government proposals.

Meanwhile itinerant students are getting ready for the upcoming itinerant nights. Check out to see which night you are on if you are learning an instrument or voice or hiphop at school. These nights are always enjoyable and a fabulous opportunity for students to play and for families to meet the itinerant teachers.