Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Re-Percussion 2017

Re-Percussion 2017Re-Percussion 2017 — by Judith Bell

Come and hear our marimba group this Sunday Night 7.30pm

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Brighton Christmas Parade this Saturday


Come and hear the Chisnallwood Jazz Band as it passes through the streets of New Brighton!

Chissy Rock Night


Saturday Dec 9th 5pm at Orange Studios

Sanata Parade


Sunday December 3rd 2pm - come and support the Chisnallwood Jazz Band!



12 - 3pm on Saturday Dec 2nd

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Congratulations Sho Woodhouse

Sho WoodhouseSho Woodhouse — by Judith Bell

Sho Woodhouse has passed grade seven drums!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Big Band Festival


Congratulations to the Jazz Band for fantastic performances over the weekend in the Big Band Festival! 

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Labour weekend Jazz


Catch the Chissy band (and other bands) playing over Labour weekend. 

Class Disruption in Pegasus Post


Great to read about Class Disruption's nationwide success in the Oct 10 issue of Pegasus Post this week.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chisnallwood guitarists play with Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple!


17 lucky Chisnallwood guitarists and bass players played Smoke on the Water with Glenn Hughes on Tuesday ahead of his evening performance in the Horncastle Arena. Check out the footage by Seven Sharp!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

U3A Posh Afternoon Tea

U3A Posh Afternoon Tea performanceU3A Posh Afternoon Tea performance — by Judith Bell

The jazz and Irish groups enjoyed performing to U3A on Monday for their Posh Afternoon Tea.

Taster Day 

Taster Day performanceTaster Day performance — by Judith Bell

Chisnallwood music groups enjoyed performing to visiting schools on Tuesday and having them join in as well.

Junior Jazz Jam

Junior Jazz Jam 2017Junior Jazz Jam 2017 — by Judith Bell

Chisnallwood was one of 5 primary school jazz bands to be part of Junior Jazz Jam 2017 held at Rangi Ruru School.

Orchestra Festival

Orchestra FestivalOrchestra Festival — by Judith Bell

Congratulations to Hiromu Crosado for winning a special award for enthusiasm and musicianship at the High Schools' Orchestra Festival

Class Disruption wins 1st Place in Bandquest National Finals!


Congratulations to Class Disruption who have just won 1st place at the Bandquest National Finals!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Entries close this Friday 15th Sept for 2017 Theory Exams


This is the last opportunity to sit an ABRSM theory exam in 2017.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bandquest Congratulations


Congratulations to all the bands who performed at Bandquest last Thursday and to our winning band ClassDisruption plus our 5 students with special awards!

Monday, August 21, 2017

"Jazzed" last weekend


Our band performed last weekend at the Art Gallery

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Voices Festival


Congratulations to the Chisnallwood Choir on an excellent performance last night

Big Band Extravaganza Fundraiser Concert Sunday Aug 27th


Blue Smoke (The Tannery) - Our Chisnallwood Jazz band kicks off a fantastic afternoon of music for a good cause.

Big Band Extravaganza Fundraiser Concert Sunday Aug 27th


Blue Smoke (The Tannery) - Our Chisnallwood Jazz band kicks off a fantastic afternoon of music for a good cause.

Bandquest Aug 24


Come and support our rock bands at Bandquest!

Jazzed at the Art Gallery this Saturday


The Chisnallwood Jazz bands will be playing in the Art Gallery Foyer from 2.30-3.30pm this Saturday along with 4 high school jazz groups.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beatboxing lessons to start next week

Liam DacombeLiam Dacombe — by Judith Bell

We are pleased to announce that beatbox lessons are on offer starting from next Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

JazzQuest - Silver Award to our Jazz Band


Congratulations to our jazz band receiving a silver award in the high school's JazzQuest event over the weekend.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Term 3 Music Dates

Here are the main music dates for Term 3 for school music groups: choir, orchestra, jazz band, ukuleles, marimbas and recorders.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Voices Co


It was great to have Voices Co with us last Friday. 

Congratulations - SILVER for Jazz Combo


The Chisnallwood Jazz Combo achieved SILVER at this week's ARA JAZZQUEST COMBO competition.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

 "Class Disruption" gets placed 3rd


Massive congratulations to Chisnallwood  rock band "Class Disruption" who were placed 3rd in the Regional Finals of Rockquest on Friday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Have you done all your Music Permissions and Feedback?


Check out to see if you have any forms YOU need to fill in for music!

Irish Band to perform for Rotary

Our Irish Band is performing for a Rotary Club dinner on Monday June 26

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival representative Groups

Congratulations to 3 of our students who made it into representative groups 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hook,line,Singalong House Sing-off


Congratulations to Water House who came 1st place in the House Sing-off as our wrap up to NZ Music Month.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Watch out for Class Disruption on "What Now" this Sunday morning!

Class DisruptionClass Disruption — by Judith Bell

May 28th 8-10am

Library Performances


Missed the NZ MM library performances or want to catch more? There are just 2 more NZMM performances for Chisnallwood music groups at Aranui Library for 2017.....

ROCKQUEST this Saturday


Come and support six Chisnallwood Bands on Saturday as well as ex-Chissy bands in the same heat!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Next week in music....

Rockquest and CSO Bowie dress rehearsal on the 27th May and other performances during the week.

Hamish Smith accepted into the JM World Jazz orchestra. 

Congratulations to ex-Chisnallwood student Hamish Smith who has made it into the JM WOLRLD JAZZ ORCHESTRA on double bass! Check out his Boosted Page to support him get there.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

NZYO success for ex-students

Liam JohnsonLiam Johnson — by Judith Bell
Congratulations to ex-Chisnallwood music students Liam Johnson (double bass) and Breanna Abbott (bassoon) who have been accepted into the 2017 New Zealand Youth Orchestra.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NZ Music Month sees the Chissy Irish band performing this week  

If you missed Tuesday at Linwood, there's a chance to hear the Irish band this Friday at Aranui Library.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Theory exam entries close Friday May 7

For music theory students who wish to sit an exam on June 17

Burnside High Music information Night May 3rd 7pm

An evening at Burnside High for any families who want to find out more about the Burnside Specialist Music Programme

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Flying South Movie music ticket offer closes Wed May 3rd

Chisnallwood orchestra members and music students are invited to attend next week's CSO's 50 minute performance of Flying South, complete with composer and movie! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

May Music and NZ Music Month

Check out a few Music events in May (both in and out of school). 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Visit from Kaitaia School


This week we were very pleased to host students from Kaitaia Primary School.

Anzac Assembly

ANZAC PoppyANZAC Poppy — by Judith Bell

Next Wednesday the school assembly will be conducting a special ANZAC assembly.

Accordions and Jazz


The Chisnallwood Jazz Band were guest performers at the Christchurch Accordion Society concert last Sunday

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dylan wins national prize


Congratulations to Dylan Jonkers who won an "outstanding arrangement" award for his original song.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Remembering Phil Garland


Phil Garland taught guitar at Chisnallwood from 1997 - 2013. His funeral will be tomorrow in Christchurch.