Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Week 4 music update


Sunday March 1st, 10am-3pm. Free admission. Come and enjoy a day out for children with free sausage sizzle and ice cream, pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and music entertainment all day by children! Chisnallwood student entertainers can be heard from 1.40-3pm - Irish Band, Jazz band and Better Than Bacon, a rock band with Chisnallwood students in. This is at the Airforce Museum, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram.

Also on Sunday March 1st, for those who wish to stay local, you can hear a couple of our performers at the Wainoini/Avonside Community Fun Day at 12.15pm. This runs 11.30am- 3.30pm
@ 878 Avonside Drive (opposite Porritt Pk).

African Drum workshop tonight (Thursday Feb 26) at Chisnallwood
$20 with Robert Koffie Fugah from Ghana
Details/registration available at or 0800THEMUSE

This week we had NZ Opera at Chisnallwood who performed a special school version of "The Barber of Seville". The photo shows when cast was joined by Mr McNabb in a feature role in their second performance at school.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chisnallwood Music week 3

Jazz at Fanzone
Last Wednesday the Chisnallwood jazz band played at the World Cricket Fanzone. Our keyboardist, Nic Ryan also sung at the Opening last Thursday night in the children’s choir.
Jazz at Cricket FanzoneThere are a few places left for students wanting to learn instruments. In particular we have some instruments available for hire and tuition at better rates than you’ll find anywhere for flutes, clarinets, trombones! Lesson timetables are in place and can be found at
Groups underway or starting this week are: (You can check out all the GROUPS’ timetables here: )
Orchestra – Mondays lunch (set up) and block 5 (rehearsal) – all-comers
Choir - Tuesdays block 3 (11am-12am) with Ravil Atlas
Ukulele Band – Wednesdays lunchtime
Jazz Big Band – Thursdays lunch and block 5
Songwriting club – Thursdays after school 2.45-3.45
Irish Band Friday lunch
Theory Club – Fridays after school 2.45-3.20pm
Starting soon: rock bands (although we have had 2 weeks of great auditions!), marimba and recorder groups.
Djembe workshop next Thursday Feb 26 evening at Chisnallwood 6.30pm
Childrens’ Day at Wigram Airforce Sunday March 1st. Entertainment all day long, including Chisnallwood irish 1.40pm, Chisnallwood Jazz 2pm, BetterThan Bacon 2.30pm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

MUSIC - week 2 at Chisnallwood

This week we had New Zealand Playhouse perform at Chisnallwood "The Importance of Being Earnest". This was performed by three actors and puppets with a lot of humour and educational value. 
MUSIC LESSONS have started this week and the remainder will be underway by next week! 
Good news - We still have places and instruments left for clarinet, sax, flute, violin, trumpet and trombone. Other instruments have a few spaces left too. So there's still a chance to sign up with our fantastic music teaching experts. You can sign up at or get a form from the music office.
MUSIC THEORY CLUB: The sign up for 2015 music theory club is online here. This after school club will start this week and runs from 2.45-4.20pm
HIP HOP DANCE also starts this Friday after school.
ORCHESTRA - all-comers - Monday lunch and block 5. Bring instruments next Monday (16th Feb).
CHOIR - Tuesday 11am-12 with Mr Atlas. Check out the choir page on the website.
JAZZ BIG BAND - Thursday lunch and block 5
IRISH BAND - block 5 this Friday, but after that, it will be Fridays at lunch time.
ROCK BANDS - auditions underway (advertised in the Daily Notices)
UKULELE BAND will be Wed lunch. Watch daily notices for the start date.
MARIMBA and RECORDER groups will be before school - watch daily notices.
SONG WRITING CLUB runs for term 1. Watch notices.
Look out for our Chisnallwood students playing on:
Feb 18 (Wed): 12-12.30pm Jazz Band at the ICC Cricket World Cup Fan Zone (Victoria Square) (Full Programme)
March 1st (Sunday):1-2.30pm Jazz and Irish bands as well as a Chissy student rock band at Wigram Airforce for Children’s Day