Chisnallwood Music 2019

Read about how to enrol in music lessons, join music groups and about music events coming up for the start of the year!

It was fantastic to hear from all the itinerant teachers today in a special assembly for new students. We hope that has given students the chance to choose an instrument they may have discovered they’d love to learn, practice and play. It’s been great seeing music enrolments coming in already! Most lessons will start next week or the week after. 

If you want to learn and haven’t signed up then jump over to the registration page so we can put your name on the timetable. Make sure your parent or caregiver fills in the form and gives permission. Also make sure you state whether you can or can’t pay all the fees. 

Part of the cool thing about learning music is the opportunity to play music in a group. Anyone who can read and play a few notes can be part of the orchestra. All our groups are free to join.


Our sign up meeting for orchestra will be on Friday 15th Feb, in block 5 and bring your instruments on Friday 22nd Feb block 5.

Other groups

Watch the daily notices for updates on choir, rock, jazz, marimba, ukulele, sound tech training and Irish band! There are sign up sheets outside the music office for these groups, and these will soon also be online on the music website. Choir will have a warm up meeting on Monday block 5.

There are sign up sheets for all performance groups including sound tech and computer music outside the music office 🙂

Theory Club

The sign up for 2017 music theory club is online here. This free after school club will start on Friday 15th Feb with a shorter session but students are welcome to join at any time through out the year. Returning students who want to sit an early exam on 23rd March, please be aware that entries close tomorrow Feb 8th! 

Upcoming dates to put in the diary:

Wed 13 February 6-6.30pm – You are welcome to a music presentation for any parents of current or potential music students at Chisnallwood. This will cover helpful information about lessons, groups and performances as well as tips on practice! This runs in conjunction with the Chisnallwood Parents’ Evening.

Friday 15th February 5pm – 8.30pm Avondale Community Event – Local bands and movie  at Chisnallwood with food, drink, ice cream etc available

Sun 24th Feb 12-3pm  Chisnallwood jazz and Irish performances as 12noon!

Sunday March 3rd 11am-3pm Children’s Day at the Green Space, corner of New Brighton Road and Locksley Ave. Chisnallwood Jazz, rock and Irish bands!

A free Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performance you may be interested in is on Feb 16th Classical Sparks on Hagley Park 7.30pm-10pm – pre-show entertainment from 6pm and Noodle Market open from 1pm.

CDs and Music Calendars

There are a few 2018 school music CDs and 2019 music calendars left. If you missed out last year and want to purchase, here is the link. 

Do you want to donate to the music department?

Here are two ways:

By Judith Bell