Wednesday, April 1, 2015

End of Term 1

It was fantastic to have James Geluk and Oscar Laven from Wellington visit our jazz band last week. They played with us, traded ideas and taught us heaps. Thanks to room 17 for being a great audience for the open rehearsal-concert and it was also great to have Jeewon from Halswell school visiting too! We look forward to some of their students coming to play with our band soon.

Some pictures from the St Patrick's Day gig at South City. If you missed hearing them, the Irish Band will be performing at the World Fair Trade Day at Trade Aid, Merivale on Sat May 9th as well as at Aranui and Shirley libraries in May.

Thanks to everyone who came to support the lunchtime concert to raise funds for Vanuatu. We filmed the final song

Closing Dates
April 2nd is the closing date for special groups for the music festival – senior choir, concert band, orchestra. Please see Mrs Bell for more info and the school code. The auditions will run in early May. Audition information can be found on
Tomorrow is the last theory club for the term (Please bring a gold coin). May 8th is the next closing date to sit a theory exam. (Exam is on June 20), then there is another opportunity later in the year.
April 29 is closing date for rockbands entering RockQuest.

Coming up in the holidays:
  • Some Rock band rehearsals in week 2
  • Thursday 16th Combo 11am-1pm and "Wednesday" rock band 1-3pm
  • Friday April 17th – Jazz Band Day 9am - 4pm including workshop at Orange Studio (2pm-3pm)
  • Sat April 18th Sound Tech Training Day 9am-3pm.
The NZ Jazz and blues Festival is on in Christchurch in the first week of the holidays. There are lots of great concerts to go to!

MAY will be full of some cool performance opportunities for Chisnallwood students – There will be NZ Music Month school performances in both the Aranui and Shirley Libraries plus Ryan Bell at New Brighton Library, World Trade Aid day Irish performance (May 9), Hook Line and Sing Along sing-off (May 27), RockQuest (May 23), Buskathon (May 2-3).

Houston-Fox Project concert April 27th. Please note there is a special ticket deal offer for this at

Tuesday, 14th April (week 2)
10.00am – 12.30pm
Chisnallwood Intermediate School
Entry by donation: ($2.00 – $10.00 per person) - all ages welcome.
Bookings helpful. Book here, or phone 0800THEMUSE (0800 843 687)
Please keep an eye on for itinerant timetable updates and music group updates. Most performance groups have backstage areas on the webpage to help with their practice at home.