Term 3 Week 4


The jazz band had a successful trip to Wellington to play and workshop with Dr Rich Roberts in the WeBO festival and also performed at Hanmer Springs School on the way home.

Next week they give a guest performance for the Grad School Teacher ceremony, then on September 15 will take part in Junior Jazz Jam. They will also play in October as part of the CHCH Labour Weekend Big Band Festival.

Jazz tour 1 Jazz tour 2 Jazz tour 3 Jazz tour 4 Jazz tour 5

Click here to see the whole photo album of the jazz tour



Choir has both the Voices Festival and the Schools’ Music Festival coming up. Choir parents are encouraged to check out the permissions on the choir page and reminded that choir music can be found on the backstage page for students to help students learn any music.

Voices Festival Aug 30

Music Festival area rehearsal Sept 14 and final performance Oct 28



This is next Thursday Aug 25th at the Horncastle arena. It will be a fun concert running from 7pm-8.15 and is just $5 on the door for audience to attend, so bring all your friends! You get to hear almost 1000 students (including 78 of our own) playing ukuleles, marimbas and recorders accompanied by a professional rhythm section band.


Our rock bands are getting ready for BandQuest on Sept 2nd.




Term 3 dates

Term 3 Music Dates

Aug 12-15 Jazz tour to Wellington for WEBO

August 22 (Monday) Jazz Band – Graduation ceremony gig 5pm

Aug 25 (Thursday) Strum Strike and Blow 

  • A fun festival for massed ukes, marimbas and recorders
  • Venue: Horncastle Arena
  • All day rehearsal at the arena 9.30am-2.15pm (travel by bus)
  • Concert  7pm-8.15pm
  • Audience entry $5

September 2nd (Friday)Bandquest 

  • For rockbands from Canterbury primary schools
  • Venue: Chisnallwood hall
  • 3pm sound check, 7pm-9.30pm concert
  • Audience entry $10 

September 13 – Music Scholarships (Tuesday) – for year 6’s coming to Chisnallwood next year (Please tell your friends entries close Sept2)

Sept 14 – Area rehearsal for Choir (Wed) 

September 15 (Thursday)Junior Jazz Jam 

  • Venue: ARA Music Arts,130 High Street 
  • 5pm

Sept 16 (Friday) – Entries close for Music Theory Exams

Term 4 Dates

Term 2 week 9


Congratulations to the following students who got into Special Groups for the ChCh Schools’ Music Festival:

Senior Choir

Dylan Jonkers

Grace Bevin

Flute – Concert band:

Sarah Powley

Percussion – Orchestra

Sho Woodhouse


We wish our band Quad Chocolate the best as they take part in Pasifica Beats on Saturday 2nd July. They are on at 3pm at Orange Studio where they have the opportunity to record their original song and have a talk with Anika Moa about their song at the end.

Then at 5pm Anika Moa will be giving a workshop for anyone interested.

Quad Choc are Emmanuel Fruean, Dominic Petelo, Xavier Lam Sam and Aaron Schwenke.


The following groups will be performing at Chisnallwood for Bromley and Linwood Ave at the school Roadshow tomorrow morning (July 1st):

Orchestra, Choir, ukes, marimbas, Jazz band, Pasifica, Quad Choc and Broken Jandal.


It was great to have the North Loburn Jazz Band at school today playing with our jazz band and staying on for a workshop.