Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NZ Music month wraps up at Chisnallwood

We've had a great NZ Music Month week with a number of special performances.

Our final NZ music month performances are tomorrow, and you are welcome to come along and support the performances.
Aranui Library - Friday 29th May - 11am-11.45am JAZZ BANDS
Shirley Library - Friday 29th May - 2pm-2.45pm  JAZZ and IRISH bands.

Our fabulous NZMM raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, so if you haven't got your $2 ticket, you can still pop in a grab one on Tuesday morning.

Well done to the 30 students in 5 Chisnallwood bands, Cosmic Latte, Automatic, Catch Phrase, Electric Twitch and Genuine Fakes. All bands performed really well on Saturday at RockQuest and really held their own amongst all the high school bands. It was a fabulous experience to be on the big stage with huge sound system and screaming fans!


Well done to the 1000 students from Chisnallwood and Avondale schools who learnt the winning NZMM song StickyTarDay and took part in the massed Hook Line and Sing Along event on Wednesday. We are looking forward to editing a video collage of the event and sharing the link with you soon. This will also be shared on a special site full of Stickytarday performances from around NZ! Thanks to Celia Stewart, the president of MENZA (Music Education NZ, Aotearoa) for judging our house sing-off and congratulations to WATER House for winning 1st place and AIR House for gaining 2nd place with special mention of Avondale's wonderful performance!


The choir and ukulele groups performed at Aranui Library on Tuesday as part of NZ Music Month and local pre-schoolers came especially to hear the performance. They also did a great job of joining in with shakers and dancing.
Thank you to Aranui Library for the thank you gifts, many of which were used as spot prizes for the NZMM Hook, Line and Singalong event at school!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rockquest week, Raffle and other May news


The Canterbury Heats of Smokefreerockquest are being held at the Aurora Centre at Burnside High, Corner of Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, on Saturday May 23rd. Our bands are on between 2-4pm.
Tickets $10 at the door. No charge for band members, teachers and children 5yrs and under.
Below is a list of the bands performing at the 2-4pm session on Saturday including our five bands, Electric Twitch, Genuine Fakes, Catch Phrase, Automatic and Cosmic Latte. All bands have had to write an original song for this, and most bands are from high schools. Come down and support our bands!
2pm  – 4pm session                              

Rangiora High School
Burnside High School
Oxford Area School  
electric twitch                     
Chisnallwood Intermediate
Cosmic Haven                      
Burnside High School
Genuine fakes                   
Chisnallwood Intermediate
├ćons Collapse                    
Hagley Community College
Mairehau High School
Catch Phrase                      
Chisnallwood Intermediate
The Forgotten Project      
Kaiapoi High School  
banter Cats                        
Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Chisnallwood Intermediate
The NinETY-NINERS           
St Andrew's College
the blind fishermen           
Cashmere High School               
two fists and an afro           
Hurunui College
cosmic latte                        
Chisnallwood Intermediate
TOWERS OF KYOTO            
St Andrew's College
Rangiora High School
6 of Us                                  
Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Forlorn Bloom                    
Hagley Community College


Wow! Check out this fabulous NZ Music Month Raffle!  Tickets are only $2 and are on sale until the end of May. The hamper contains lots of music stuff, yummy NZ food and an awesome $70 ukulele. Proceeds go towards benefiting Chisnallwood Music students.

  • Sat May 23th ROCKQUEST competition. 2pm-4pm at the Aurora Centre at Burnside High. (Corner of Greers Road/Memorial Ave) $10
  • Tuesday May 26th Choir and Ukes 11am-11.40am at Aranui Library
  • Wed May 27th Sing-off in the school Hall 12 noon for NZ Music Month Hook line and Singalong ("Stickytarday")
  • Friday May 29th Jazz and Irish 3 performances: 
  • 11-11.45am Aranui Library - Jazz Band
  • (12.45 performance for teacher cluster meeting)
  • 2-2.45pm Shirley Library - Jazz bands, acoustic trio and Irish band
The orchestra looks forward to playing in the school production in June.

Please keep an eye on for music updates.

You can find the Hook, Line and Singalong song at and get practicing!
The house that knows it best on May 27 wins lots of house points! Judges on the day are the president of MENZA, Celia Stewart and our vocal programme leader, Ravil Atlas.

Rock Night May 2015
Best wishes to our rock band performers:

Genuine Fakes
Charis Naylor
Ella Peoples
Isaac Turnbull
Jordan Griffin
Maddi Wilson
Olivia Welsh

Cosmic Latte
Josh McCaffery
Kayne Child
Keira  Jonkers
Max Aldridge
Nic Ryan
Ryan Bell

Aaron Schwenke
Anika Aldridge
D'Angelo Tauti
Emmanuel Fruean
Tamsyn Reynard
Lanita Singh

Electric Twitch
Alisha Isaacs
Brydie  Crates
Luke Tappin
Michael Nehoff
Nick Wickins
Rubi Hofstee

Catch Phrase
Herrick Zhang
Jai Tudor-Oakley
Jamie O'Brien
Luca Macleod-Watts
Oliver Coleman
Timothy Carey