Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Music News

The Chisnallwood choir performs at the Horncastle Arena on Friday Oct 31.
We also have 11 students in special representative groups who have been performing each night at this festival.
The concert starts at 7pm and our choir members need to be there at 6.30pm tomorrow. Tickets available at Ticketek. Details on the school choir webpage.
All students learning music at school perform at these! There are forms online at

Wednesday 19th 
Piano with Marnie and Mike (Concert room)
Violin with Julie (Media room)
Drums with Henare Kaa (Hall)
Thursday 20th
Bass and Guitar with Clayton (Media room)
Vocals with Amanda (Concert room)
Thursday 27th
Flute with Janet Simon (Media room)
Sax and Clarinet with Elliot Ayrey (Media room)
Trumpet with Greg Knowles (Media room)
Songwriting with Claire Coleman (Media room)
Keyboard with Lynne Mackenzie (Library)
Hiphop dance with Leearna Anernethy (Hall)
Guitar with Leroy (Concert room)
Big Band Festival
Well done to our students who performed so well over Labour Weekend at the Big Band Festival in the Cathedral and at Ferrymead. It was great to see Rodger Fox's Youth band open for the gala night featuring Liam Johnson, Ryan Bell, Annabelle Heaney and Aya McLarty. Well done!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Term 4 music dates

Taster Day for Waitakiri School Thursday 16th Oct at school 12.45
Performance for GreyPower Superannuitants Wed 22nd Oct 1.45pm at school
Jazz and Irish at Kids in Town – ReStart Mall 12-1pm Thursday 23rd Oct
Labour Weekend – Big Band Festival – 14 bands in ChCh offering a huge range of events!
Saturday morning workshops available for public. Register at
Chisnallwood jazz Bands performing:
Sat @ Cardboard Cathedral 2.45pm,
Monday @ Ferrymead 11-1pm
ChCh School’s Music Festival Oct 29th-31st @ Horncastle Arena
Chisnallwood Choir on Oct 31
Theory Exam Nov 1st
Irish Band at Northwood Sun, Nov 2nd 12noon with Willie McArthur
NZEI Graduation Jazz band Nov 17th
Performance for Ladies Probus Mon 24th
Wed 26th Nov Itinerant Night 1
Thursday 27th Nov Itinerant Night 2
Jazz Band Recording day Nov 27th @ Orange Studio
KIWILELE trip to Auckland Nov 29th
Sun Nov 30th ROCK NIGHT @ Orange Studio 6pm
City Santa Parade Sunday 7th Dec (Cancellation date 14th) Jazz Band
New Brighton Santa Parade Sat 13th Dec Jazz Band
Sunday 23rd Nov Choir with ChCh Liedertafel @ Cardboard Cathedral
Re-Percussion Concert at Cashmere High Sunday Dec 14th 7.30pm
Prizegivings (Choir, Orchestra, Jazz) Fri Dec 12th and Tues Dec 16th
21 Dec Christmas concert in the Pro Cathedral with Ravil Atlas choirs


 Labour Weekend Christchurch Big Band Festival
Come and hear our Chisnallwood jazz and Irish bands perform at
  • Re:Start on Thursday 12-1
  • Cardboard Cathedral Saturday 2.45-3.30pm
  • Ferrymead Heritage Park Monday 11am-1pm

Also in the weekend, there are some fantastic adult bands playing around town, a ball, and amazing Saturday morning jazz workshops with Francisco Torres and Rodger Fox covering playing in a big band or improvisation. Check out the details at
The last week of October sees the Christchurch School’s Music Festival on for 3 nights in the Horncastle Arena. We have a number of students performing each night, and our choir takes part on Oct 31st.
Please note that all students taking music lessons at Chisnallwood have the wonderful focus of performing at their itinerant night in week 7. The exact dates for each instrument will be published soon. Each night runs a series of simultaneous friendly short concerts followed by a prizegiving. It’s a great chance to show families what students have learnt, and to meet the itinerant teachers.
We had 3 students go on a successful tour to Dunedin in the holidays with the ChCh Boys Choir. Well done to Ryan Bell, Nic Ryan and Rory Humm.
Congratulations to Unidentified who won best Original Song with “War Games” in the National Final of BandQuest after winning the Regional Heats!
Congratulations to all the students who took part in Strum Strike Blow and Junior Jazz Jam on the last week of term. You all represented Chisnallwood very well!
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