Wednesday, May 28, 2014

29 May Music News



Rock
Congratulations to all 5 of our bands last Saturday who played at Rockquest – Killer Blue, Terabytes, Sonic Pulse, MultiRingtonePhone and Unidentified. It was an exciting experience playing on the big stage!
Congratulations to MultiRingtonePhone who were one of the bands who made it through to the Regional Finals! This will be on June 13th, so put that in your diaries so you can come and support them as they get to play 7 minutes of original songs.
Here is a short write up by Josh from Unidentified:
The standards set by some of the high school bands were amazing and you found out very soon that this was no mucking around. Thousands of dollars up for grabs and so many types of bands from heavy metal to the all girls acoustic, Chizzy’s own Sonic Pulse. Not to mention all the other Chizzy band like Killer Blue, Terabytes, my band Unidentified, and finalists Multi Ringtone Phone. My favourite part of course was being on stage with the adrenalin rush. It was really cool that we had people to plug us in and help out if anything went wrong. Man sound techs do such a lot of unnoticed work. Josh Room 6     
Orchestrally last week we had various students attend a Christchurch Symphony rehearsal in the cathedral, a CSO concert and the NZSO concert. There will be an opportunity to get free and cheap seats soon for the CSO concert for Love and Loss on June 14. Sign up will be on the orchestra page of the chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz website. Meanwhile our own growing all-comers orchestra is gearing up to play at Open Night at the end of term!
Singing
Tomorrow (Friday 30th May), sees our choir and ukes perform at Aranui Library at 11.15am (permission form is on the choir page of the chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz website), then the big Hook, Line and Singalong Sing-off combined with Avondale at 1.45pm. This will be videoed.  You can learn the song at menza.co.nz/islands
The choir, jazz and Irish are performing in New Brighton on June 9th.
Auditions are underway for the Music festival. Please make sure you have all the information. Check on their website (musicfestival.school.nz) or at our music office. Students auditioning for Burnside SMP should allow time to book and rehearse with your chosen accompanist. See Mrs Bell if you need help with this.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ROCKQUEST THIS SATURDAY
The Canterbury Heats of Smokefreerockquest are being held at  Aurora Centre, Cnr Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, on Saturday May 24th. Come and support our 5 Chisnallwood bands!
Tickets $10 at the door. No charge for band members, teachers and children 5yrs and under.
Here’s the line up of bands this Saturday: (Note: it is subject to change, but still gives an indication)
12:00         Contraband                                   West Eyreton School, Rangiora HS, Oxford Area School
12:05         16 Seconds                                   St Margaret’s College, St Thomas of Canterbury, Burnside HS
12:10         5 shades of grey                           Hurunui College
12:15         Clockwork                                    Burnside High School
12:20         Eleven                                           Hagley Community College
12:30         Killer Blue                                     Chisnallwood Intermediate
12:35         Limited Edition                             Burnside High School
12:40         Ivans Picnic on the Moon            Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti
12:45         SEMPERTERNAL                      St Andrew’s College (Christchurch)
12:50         Auria                                             Shirley Boys’ High School
1:00           Intense Procedure                        Rangiora High School
1:05           Cameroon Blue                            Papanui High School, St Thomas of Canterbury, Cashmere HS
1:10           Death is a Women                       Kaiapoi High School
1:15           The Unknown                               Hurunui College
1:20           The Sock Monkeys                      Heaton Normal Intermediate, Medbury Prep. School
1:30           Ivory                                              Hagley Community College
1:35           Sheila                                            Darfield High School
1:40           The Haze                                      Christchurch Boys’ High School, St Andrews College
1:45           Terabytes                                     Chisnallwood Intermediate
1:50           The Unknown                               Burnside High School
2:00           three day weekend                       St Andrew’s College (Christchurch)
2:05           Slick Acorn                                   Shirley Boys’ High School
2:10           A-Drift                                           Burnside High School
2:15           Revlation                                     Aranui High School
2:20           SeniorRHSfive                             Rangiora High School
2:25           Sonic Pulse                                  Chisnallwood Intermediate
2:30           RockAholics                                 Heaton Normal Intermediate
2:35           Aura                                              Hagley Community College
2:40           EmberCity                                    Burnside High School
2:45           Fracture the System                    Darfield High School
2:50           multi ringtone phone                Chisnallwood Intermediate
3:00           False Disciple                              Burnside High School, Papanui HS, Hagley Comm. College
3:05           JuniorRHSthreegirls                   Rangiora High School
3:10           Vivarium                                       Hagley Community College
3:15           Unidentified                                  Chisnallwood Intermediate
3:20           Reliant                                          Burnside High School
3:30           Broken Indicators                         Hagley Community College








NEW UKULELES!!


Thanks so much to the NZ Ukulele Trust, Chisnallwood has received 12 free new Mahalo ukuleles and a tuner which will truly help the high demand from classes and the growing uke group!



UPCOMING:

Celebrating NZ Music Month at Aranui Library:
May 22 Rock and Jazz 1.20pm
May 23 Irish Band 2pm-2.30pm
May 30 Choir and Ukes 11am

"Hook line and Sing Along" is happening May 30th 1.45pm - a house sing off competition and combined singalong with Avondale school to celebrate the end of NZ Music month!! Have you learnt this year's song, Islands? Check it out at menza.co.nz/islands/ 

ChCh Schools' Music Festival
Information about the poster competition for this year's music festival (based on War and peace) can be found on musicfestival.school.nz. Entries close June 13th.
Those auditioning for special groups should let Mrs Bell or Mrs Ritchie know if you want any help in preparation. Some practices will be advertised in the daily notices.






Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Celebrating NZ Music Month at Chisnallwood

It's May and it's NZ Music Month ... so here's what we have...

We've started NZ Music month with a NZ music quiz run though the daily notices. (With poster prizes!). Well done to these classes who were first to answer.

And on Monday we had visiting pipers and drummers from the Caledonian Society perform for us. They practice at Chisnallwood on Tuesday evenings. Please call John McTainsh if interested in signing up.


Get your diary out and read on....

Monday May 12 BURNSIDE HIGH's Jazz bands and music staff will be at Chisnallwood to perform to (and with) our students at 1.45pm in the hall. That will be followed by a wonderful opportunity to meet with students and parents from 2.45-3.30pm in our music room!
Anyone who is interested in finding out about the Specialist Music Programme and the audition process or any other info about the music programme is very welcome. Burnside High music staff and students will be there to answer your questions!



Sat May 10th  - our IRISH Band will be playing as part of the World Trade Aid Day at 184 Papanui Road at 1 or 1.30pm. There will be free food samplers, giveaways and fun activities.







Christchurch Symphony Orchestra  - Orchestra and music students have the opportunity to attend the BEETHOVEN "The Hero"  REHEARSAL on May 21 at the Transitional Cathedral. Times are 10.30 or 12. Details and permission form is on the music website. There is also the opportunity to apply for a free ticket to the concert on May 25th.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 op. 73 E flat major
Haapam√§ki Signature
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 op. 93 F major

The NZSO has a fantastic Russian music concert on May 20th. Read all about it at
http://www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/concert/russian-fire/ and if you want cheap tickets sign up on the music website (on our music website) by May 16.




Congratulations to Pagan Cashell and Max Bobby for their great results in their theory exams last term. A reminder that theory students can register their interest to sit an exam at chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz/theoryexam/
The next closing date is MAY 9 (TOMORROW) if you want to sit in June, otherwise there is one near the end of the year.





ROCKBANDS
Parents' night is May 21, 6.30pm
RockQuest is May 24th

"Hook line and Sing Along" is happening May 30th 12 noon - a house sing off competition and combined singalong with Avondale school to celebrate the end of NZ Music month!! Have you learnt this year's song, Islands? Check it out at menza.co.nz/islands/ You can see some of last year's performances here http://www.pinterest.com/menzapinterest/paradise-performances/




Celebrating NZ Music Month at Aranui Library:
May 22 Rock and Jazz 1.20pm
May 23 Irish Band 2pm-2.30pm
May 30 Choir and Ukes 11am
(Permission forms here)

May 16 We have an open choir practice with Ravil Atlas and open theory club that music teachers will be observing.

ChCh Schools' Music Festival
Information about the poster competition for this year's music festival (based on War and peace) can be found on musicfestival.school.nz. Entries close June 13th.
Those auditioning for special groups should let Mrs Bell or Mrs Ritchie know if you want any help in preparation. Some practices will be advertised in the daily notices.