Please note that the previously scheduled performance on Monday 28th May at Shirley Library has been cancelled due to clash with special music featuring Mark Vanilau in assembly for Samoan week. However we are planning to reschedule this performance for later in the year!!
Most of the songs will be used at the special NZ Music Month celebration and house singing competition 1.45pm on Friday in the hall.
The guest “judge” is James Constable, the composer of “The Smell of Sunscreen”.
CHOIR REPERTOIRE for NZ Music month performances
School Song – We are Chisnallwood
Take it Easy
This is Me
The Smell of Sunscreen
Tickets are available from this link, or available from the arena tonight (Ticketek).
On stage on the night!
On Arrival: School choir members need to be at the Arena BY 6.30pm. Allowance needs to be made for inevitable traffic issues close to the Arena. Better to be a little early than late – aim for 6.10pm and you will there on time. All school choir children are to enter through the main doors of the Horncastle Arena, and go via Door 1 to the area back-stage which will be designated at the morning rehearsal. No parents other than supervisors will be admitted to this area.
Choir Supervisors: Supervisors (Mrs Bell, Miss Webster and Mrs Ritchie will be at the Arena at 6.15pm.
In the Waiting Area: Your school name will be on a notice attached to wall where your school is to assemble. Children are to be supervised at ALL TIMES. They are to wait quietly in their area until called for to enter the Arena, and then to proceed to their places in an orderly line.
Food: NO CHILD is allowed to leave the area to visit the Main Foyer. The children will need to be toileted BEFORE they enter the Arena.
Clothing: Jackets and sweatshirts should be left with parents as the children become overheated when performing under lights. It is preferable that watches and shiny jewellery are not worn as this sparkles in the lights and causes distraction to the audience.
Sweets: No child is to bring sweets, food or drinks unless needed because of medical reasons.
Interval:The children DO NOT come out at the half-time interval and the parents ARE NOT ALLOWED into their performance area during interval. Ice creams and other treats which parents may want to bring should be saved until after the performance has finished. Choirs must remain in the seats at the half-time interval. With over 1400 performers at each performance, we just do not have the time to allow such a sized group to leave the auditorium…or else we will still be performing at 11.00pm!!
At the conclusion of the Performance: Choir teachers should make their own arrangements with their children and parents as to where they will meet at the conclusion of the performance. This will depend a little on where exactly they are seated. It is possible for children to remain in their seats until collected by parents, or alternatively can be taken by the supervisor(s) to the Main Foyer or some other meeting point (perhaps outside the main doors) to await collection. WE WILL SHOW THE STUDENTS A MEETING POINT TODAY. School choir supervisors will be in charge and remain at the CBS Arena until all your children are collected.
Meals: As the children will be in the CBS Arena from approximately 6.45pm to 9.15pm we suggest they have a sensible meal before the show (preferably not fast food) and a small amount to drink.
No food or drink is allowed in the arena for students.
See you there!