Getting ready for term 4


As we come to the end of term 3, we wish our students well who are in the Music Festival Senior Choir or orchestra and who are taking part in the holiday rehearsals. We look forward to hearing you at the festival next term.

Itinerant nights are now established so students can set their practice goals. 

And we have some fantastic out-of-school performances starting with the Big Band festival over Labour Weekend.

Music families, please make sure any relevant dates below are on your calendar.

Updated Term 4 music dates:

Oct 22 12-1 Kids in Town/Big Band Festival (Jazz Band)

Oct 25 11am Big Band Festival Service (Choir)

Oct 26 10am ChCh Big Band Festival (Jazz Band at the Gardens Visitors’ Centre)

Oct 30 ChCh Schools’ Music Festival (Choir and representative groups)

Nov 5 Rock lunchtime concert (rock bands)

Nov 6 Taster Day (music groups)

Nov 7 (morning) Theory Exam

Nov 7 Rock Night @ Orange (Live concert recording of our rock bands)

Nov 16 NZEI Teacher Graduation (Jazz Bands at Burnside High) 4.30pm

Nov 23 New Brighton Probus (Jazz and Irish)

Nov 25 Itinerant Night 1 – Clarinet and sax (Ellen Deverell), keyboard (Lynne), piano and cello (Marnie Barrell and Michael Crowther)

Nov 26 Itinerant Night 2 – vocals (Amanda Atlas and Claire Coleman), trumpet and trombone (Gregory Knowles), drums (Jon Biddington), violin (Julie Pettitt)

Nov 28 Kiwilele trip to Auckland

Dec 1 Itinerant Night 3 – Flute (Janet Simon), bass and guitar (Clayton Hiku and Leroy Edgar)

Dec 6 City Santa Parade (Jazz)

Dec 11 Assembly  (Orchestra, Jazz and Choir)

Dec 12 New Brighton Santa Parade (Jazz)

Dec 13 3pm Christmas Choir Concert

Dec 13 Re-Percussion Concert @ Cashmere High (marimba) TBC

Dec 13 Christmas Choral Concert (Choir)

Dec 15 Prizegiving (Orchestra, Jazz and Choir)

Photos from Junior Jazz Jam 2015 

It was great to be part of junior Jazz Jam where 7 excellent young jazz bands from around Christchurch performed on the stage at CPIT’s Doug Caldwell Concert Room as well as getting helpful feedback from expert jazz lecturers Tom Rainey, Harry Harrison and Gwyn Reynolds.