Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welcome to term 3

In the holidays to was great to have some of our ukuleles perform on What Now with Mel Parsons.

Students have also recently enjoyed attending special concert deals and tours seeing Pirates of the Caribbean and Madama Butterfly.

Coming up over the next week we look forward to Open Night next Wednesday from 6-8pm where many of our music groups, including choir, orchestra, jazz, Irish, dance, and more will be performing and demonstrating for new families. There will also be "try an instrument" rooms!

Upcoming performances this term:
JazzQuest (Jazz bands) - Aug 1-2
Festival of Voices (choir) Aug 25
Strum Strike and Blow (ukuleles, marimba and recorders) Aug 26
BandQuest (rockbands) - Aug 27-29
Voices Festival (choir) - Sept 3
Christchurch Schools' Music Festival Area Rehearsal (choir) - Sept 9
Junior Jazz Jam (Jazz)  - Sept 17

All permission forms and information can be found for these on the relevant group pages at

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

End of term 3 music update

Well done to the performance groups last weekend!
Chissy band "Automatic Growth" at Pacifica Beats

Chissy Hip Hop Dance Group at Xpression Dance Studio Mid-year concert
Jazz Combo at Rotary Dinner

These holidays we look forward to having students attend the backstage tour of Pirates of the Caribbean on Saturday, hosting a West African Drum Workshop on July 10th,
and having a special Jazz practice to prepare for JazzQuest.
There's lots of fantastic concerts and events to go to through KidsFest.

Next term we look forward to lots of performance opportunities such as
Open Night, JazzQuest and Junior Jazz Jam, Voices Festival, Strum Strike and Blow and the Cultural Festival. We also look forward to Robert Koffie Fugah coming to Chisnallwood next term to teach African drumming to all our students.

Music Group members are encouraged to remember there are resources on our music website to help practice over the holidays, and itinerant students are encouraged to take the holidays to do some extra practice and maybe even get creative and make up a melody! All itinerant students have the opportunity to perform in the itinerant concerts in term 4.