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Just to confirm tomorrow and Monday……

Black uniforms for both events please.

Thursday 7th Nov @Wigram1.15pm until 2.15 short “unplugged” Big Band practice then finish loading up van for gig and leave at 3pmWe will take Thomas and Aiyana, Devin, Pagan, William and mum.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A RIDE OR CAN PROVIDE TRANSPORT.
3.30-5pm set up at WigramThe Wigram Tuck shop closes at 4pm so if you want to buy food there you will need to be early! Otherwise I suggest bringing snacks such as muesli bars and arriving by 4.30pm/4.40pm.5pm-5.40pm Big Band plays (approx)5.50-6.30 Combo plays6.30 pack down and I (and any volunteers) will need to bring gear back to Chisnallwood.

Monday 11th NovWe will load the van at 2.30pmI will leave Chisnallwood at 2.50pm with anyone who needs a ride. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A RIDE OR CAN PROVIDE TRANSPORTEveryone should be there by 3.50pm and ready for sound check at 4.10pm please on stage in the Aurora centre.Ceremony is 5pm and will start with the Big Band playing the National Anthem (which we practiced last week) and 2 items for graduating teachers, NZEI, College of Education and Grad school.Leave stage by 5.25pm and big band members not in combo can take/have a can of drink and go home. The combo needs to be ready to play by 5.50pm in the Green Room.

BYO lunch and morning tea
Wear mufti

  • 8.50 Combo arrives
  • 9.00am -10.40am Combo practice
  • 10.40am break and the rest of the big band arrives and tunes up.
  • Full band play through and rehearsal
  • 12.00-1.00pm sectionals with tutors
  • 1.00pm – 1.20pm Lunch break
  • 1.20 – 3.20pm Full Band rehearsal including improvisation class and timing pieces.
  • 3.20-4pm “performance” of all pieces from Combo and Big Band

GIGS etc 2013
Past gigs 2013
Tuesday 19 March Last year’s Bands to perform for for Japanese farewell 6pm-8pm (arrive at 5pm)
Saturday 23rd March – both bands (2012 and 2013) to play for public event in Avondale park on Mervyn Drive. 3.30pm-4.15pm. Band members please arrive at 3pm

May 23rd 1.30pm Gwyn Reynolds session with the Big Band
May 25th (Saturday) – Jazz bands to play at Aranui Library as part of NZ Music Month. 2.30-3.45pm
May 28th 8am Gwyn with the Combo
June 8 – Saturday afternoon 1pm-1.30pm Jazz Band Gig at the Airforce Museum (afternoon)
June 24-28 Roadshows to 7 schools Permission form here!
July 3 Open Night
July 11th Concert with ACG Parnell College 7pm Permission form here
July 26 Full day rehearsal

August 31st (Sat) 5.30pm-6.45pm COMBO gig in Hagley Park Marquee for Child Cancer Beads of Courage Foundation Fundraiser Ball, playing as guests arrive. (This is the same gig as the band did last year in the airport) CONFIRMED

Sept 2nd (Mon) 2pm 45 minute gig for Probus Club BIG BAND. COMBO and IRISH – CONFIRMED

Sept 24th (Tues) ASB Bursary Scholarships Awards Luncheon COMBO CONFIRMED

Oct 15 1pm for Windsor

Oct 22 and 23rd, 9.30am for contributing schools

Oct 23 9am for visiting principals.

Oct 24 12-1pm (Thurs) Kids In Town at the Re:START mall (30 min only). Leave school by bus and van at 11am. Back by 1.45pm. Black uniform. Bring lunch and a drink.

October 25-28 ChCH Big Band Festival

SATURDAY 2.30pm-3.30pm at Pallet Pavillion (Please arrive by 2.15pm). If the weather is wet, the band can play at the Transitional cathedral at 1pm instead.

SUNDAY 3pm at the Court Theatre. Please arrive between 1pm and 2pm. $5 entry for parents. Short set.

Drinks for parents available at both locations. (Court and Pallet Pavillion)

Cheap tickets available to the SUNDAY night gala concert for our band families. See form below.

MONDAY Optional great workshops by dave Lisik and roadger Fox. See


ACG PARNELL COLLEGE and CHISNALLWOOD end-of-term concert!Thursday 11th July
Chisnallwood Intermediate School Hall

This special concert will feature combined and individual music items from ACG Parnell College (Auckland) and Chisnallwood.

There will also be a guest performance by ex-Chisnallwood saxophonists and national chamber finalists, “The Hall Quartet” from Burnside High School.
A concert not to be missed!
Chisnallwood groups performing: orchestra, jazz band, Feedback, Irish Band, Combo
ACG Parnell groups performing: chamber orchestra, jazz and concert band, singer soloists

Free entry.

Members of orchestra, jazz, feedback and Irish, please click here for more information!

Burnside High School Combo
Dr Bob & the Disciples of Groove – (Hagley College)
Papanui High School Big Band
St Andrew’s College Senior Jazz Band

Christchurch Boys High Big Band
Altiora Jazzmen – Christchurch Boys High
Chisnallwood Intermediate and Windsor Primary Combo
Chisnallwood Intermediate and Windsor Primary Jazz Band
Papanui High School Jazz Ensemble
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Jazz Band
Solway Ave Ensemble – Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti
Linwood College Jazz Combo
St Andrew’s College Jazz Combo
Cashmere High School Stage Band
St Andrew’s College Junior Jazz Band

St Margarets College Jazz Band
Linwood College Big Band
Christs College Jazz Combo
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Jazz Combo
Furious Ape – Hagley Community College
Hagley Junior Jazz Band
The Mazz Band – Marian College
Darfield Jazz Band

  • Bands please arrive at 10am and stay until 1.30pm
  • Sunday 4th August 11am Chisnallwood Big Band
  • Sunday 4th August 12 noon Chisnallwood Combo
  • You are welcome to attend the prizegiving at 5pm.

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    How to get from Jazz School to the prizegiving at 5pm

    JazzQuest 2013 Schedule.pdf

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2012 archive
Soundtechs 2011-2012:
7 Ryan Zegerman
9 Tom Hickman
13 Quinn Elliot
15 Benny Harwood
17 Daniel Beukenholdt
17 Cameron Abbott
18 Chris O’Sullivan
Soundtechs 2012:
9 Kane Greenfield
9 Ryan Ye
9 Taylor Goodall
14 Chris Ryan
17 Finn McGregor
17 Liam Lucas
17 Max Connolly
20 Emily Halkett
18 Hayden Abbott
20 William Murton
20 Thomas Hughes

Upcoming jobs etc:

  • Thursday Sept 13 – free lighting workshop with NZSO lighting expert
  • Friday Sept 14 – NZSO performance and Brett McGregor in hall
  • Sat Sept 22 – Impact Dance Company – rehearsal from 1-5pm then show from 6.45pm-9pm
  • Wed Sept 16th – 10-1.45pm Taster day in hall for visiting year 6s


  • Wednesday Feb 8th – Itinerant teachers demo concert for year 7s
  • Tuesday Feb 14th – visiting performances – Leonie Adams and Michael Higgins (cello and piano)
  • Friday Feb 17th – Ukulele group to play for the Opening of the ChCh Flower Festival – details on the Ukulele page
  • Monday April 2nd – Ukulele Launch


  • Thursday April 26 – Jazz band performance
  • Friday May 4th – NZ Playhouse Theatre at Chisnallwood
  • Fri May 4th – RockQuest entries close
  • Thursday May 10th – Jazz Band and uke performance 10.30am
  • Monday 14th – Jazz band trip to BHS to rehearse
  • Friday May 18th – 8.45am BHS audition workshop
  • Friday May 18th – BHS and CIS Jazz Bands perform at Chisnallwood 10am
  • Friday May 25th – Jazz bands, rock bands and ukes to perform at Avondale Primary community lunch 12.30 – 1.30pm
  • Monday May 28th – Parents rock night 7pm – 8pm
  • Wed May 30th – rockbands in assembly
  • May 31st Hook Line and Singalong
  • June 2,3 RockQuest
  • June 16 Theory exam
  • June 16, 17 PasificaBeats and RockQuest finals
  • June 25-28 Production
  • June 28 – Jazz Band and ukes concert for CMC


Sun July 22nd JazzQuest

Wed July 25th Open Night – all groups

August 15-20 NZSM jazz festival in Wellington

Sept 1st Jazz Band gig at ChCh Airport for Child Cancer fundraiser ball. 5.30pm

Fri Sept 14th -NZSO at school 11.30am

Sept 15th (Saturday) BandQuest – rockbands at Kaiapoi High

Sept 21 entries close for ABRSM theory exams

Wednesday Sept 26th at school from 11am-1pm. Performances in hall for local schools.

Sept 27 Kids in Town 12.30pm Hagley Park as part of IceFest – jazz and Irish bands


Saturday Sept 29th 1.45pm-2.15pm US Antarctic Airbase Open Day, at Antarctic Centre

Sunday Sept 30th – 10am-11am Family Fun Day at the “Undercroft” at University of Canterbury

Sat Oct 13th – CSO – special ticket offer and rehearsal visit for orchestra


Wed Oct 17th Jazz and Irish busking at Akaroa

Friday 19th Oct 11am Jazz, Irish performance at North Loburn School

Sunday 21st and Monday Oct 22nd (Labour weekend)- Big Band Festival in ChCh – check out details

Oct 25th – Chisnallwood Choir at CBS Arena for the ChCh Schools’ Music festival

Nov 3rd – Marimba festival

Tuesday 6th November – COMBO only for ASB Community Bursary Awards luncheon

Sat Nov 10th – Theory exam and IRMT Jazz event at Chisnallwood

Wed Nov 14 5.30pm-7pm- Itinerant night 1 – drums, violin, vocals, flute

Monday 19th November NZEI graduation at Aurora Centre

Wed Nov 21 6.30pm – itinerant night 2

Wed Nov 28th 6.30pm – itinerant night 3 – Leroy and Clayton and Leearna’s hiphop dance

Saturday 1st December 10am – New Brighton Santa Parade (jazz band)

Saturday Dec 8th – Ukulele Festival at CHISNALLWOOD INTERMEDIATE

Sunday December 9th (afternoon) Jazz Band to play at QEII Farewell

Sunday December 9th Re-Percussion Concert 6pm

Thursday December 13 12.30-1pm – Choir and Jazz at Re:Start Mall

Sat Dec 15 – Choir with CSO at CBS Arena 6pm (plus dress rehearsal)

Tuesday Dec 18 – formal certificate assemblies

Wed Dec 19th – final prizegiving


God Defend NZ
L’ Aute
Tutira Mai
Ukulele Boogie (12 bar blues)
Mali mali mai
Nga Iw E
Medley of Trad American Songs
That’s Aotearoa
Rock that Uke
You can do it
Build it for the Children
Don’t forget your roots
Stand Up


Monday Oct 24th Big Band Festival at Middleton Grange

Friday Oct 28th ChCh Schools’ Music Festival, CBS Arena (Choir and special groups)

Thursday Nov 3rd Disco (bands)

Sat Nov 5th MARIMBA FESTIVAL at St Andrews’ College 1pm

Sat Nov 5th 3.30pm IRMT Jazz afternoon at Chisnallwood (combo)

Mon, Tues, Wed Nov 6, 7, 8 10am performance groups concert for year 6 groups

Tuesday Nov 8th 11.15am jazz band for function at school

Thursday 1pm Jazz band for Burwood Senior Cit CANCELLED

Friday Nov 18th Jazz Band gig at Burnside High’s Aurora Centre.

Thursday Nov 24th BandQuest at Coll of Ed Auditorium (Rockbands)

Thursday Nov 24th Jazz Combo at Child Cancer “Funrazor” Addington raceway carpark

Thursday Nov 24th Jazz Combo at CBS Arena for John Ritchie’s 90th birthday celebration

Sat Nov 26th NZ Ukulele Festival in Auckland

Sat Dec 3rd 10am New Brighton Santa Parade (Jazz Band)

Sun 4th Jazz Band on What Now

Sun Dec 11th 7pm RePercussion at Cashmere High

ITINERANT NIGHTS! All itinerant music students students will have the opportunity to perform on one of these nights!

Tuesday Nov 1st itinerant night 1 (Leroy)

Tuesday Nov 8th Itinerant night 2 (Leroy)

Wed Nov 9th Itinerant night 3 (Clayton, Phil, Elliot, Marnie, Leearna)

Wed Nov 16th Itinerant night 4 (Henare, Julie, Janet, Amanda, Jess, Penny, Lynne, Greg, Mike Crowther, Leearna) 6pm

“The Canterbury final will be held at the Jack Mann Auditorium
All bands will be required to be at the venue at 2:30pm. (We will leave school at 1.45pm)
This is estimated to finish between 4.30pm and 5pm.

You will need to bring guitars and keyboards, but all amps and drum kit are provided. The PA and Lighting is also provided, complete with operators. Your tech assistants (not compulsory) are welcome to talk with the operators, ask questions and observe up close how these desks work. The afternoon session consists of a rehearsal for all bands, getting them familiar with the amps, and the stage layout, an opportunity for some last minute feedback and performance advice, and an opportunity to watch each other’s performances. There will be no eliminations during the afternoon session, so all bands will have the opportunity to strut their stuff to their friends and Family in the Evening Final.

The Final will commence at 7pm, and is expected to run for approximately 2 hours. There will be door sales from 6:30pm, for $10 per person.

Each student will get a permission sheet soon asking to give us permission to use photos and video recordings of the performances on our web pages and media. These can be brought along on the day and handed in when you check in. When you check in, we will also get the names of the songs performed and their writers for our APRA License return, and check the entry forms with you for any Band detail revisions. “

Bands get to play for 5min 30sec.

Please fill this form in if you intend to take part

Congratulations on all your performances today at rockquest.
You need to be at Hornby High between 7pm and 7.15pm.

All other bands… text voting is still open and the winning text-voted band gets announced tonight at the finals. It could be any band! The finals start at 7.30pm.
Some of you are car-pooling to get back tonight – please get in touch with other band members if you want a ride back.

To vote text the band name
with no spaces to 5678

“Rock Harmony” band link

Monday 18th
10am -12 Rock Harmony
12.30 – 2.30pm Shrapnel
3 – 5pm Cold Evolution

Friday 29th
3pm-4.30pm Hypo

Checkout details for CHARTFEST . This will be on Sat May 14th 11.30am-6pm. It will be free and has clinics you can attend (songwriting, drumming and guitars), expos with giveaways and a band competition! It kicks off at 11.30am with The Feelers!

March 2011

Time to start thinking about writing songs for rockquest!
If you want to try out for a band for rockquest make sure you let Mrs Bell hear you THIS WEEK!
Next week we will finish getting bands together, but in the meantime you may be able to come up with some ORIGINAL lyrics or riffs or chord sequences!
We had a “songwriting tips” session. Here is the summary:

Here is the May holiday band rehearsal schedule
Wed April 27th
10-12noon Matt, Hamish, Jackson, Liam, Kendal, Jesse
2.30-4.30pm Lorne, Thomas, Jesse, Jordan
Tuesday 3-5pm Ashton, Gianni, Finn, Luke

Upcoming Rock events:

  • Thursday Dec 2nd 6.30pm at Chisnallwood. Rock Itinerant Night with concluding items by rockbands.
  • Sunday Dec 5th 4.30pm Primary and Intermediate Schools’ rock band event at Zebedees, Blenheim Road

RockQuest Regional Finals

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Isaac Theatre Royal, Gloucester St, ChCh
Fri-Sat 11th-12th June 2010, 7pm
$15 from Ticketek or $20 on the door

Please come and support Chain Reaction from Chisnallwood – the youngest band on Friday!

Here is the line up of bands for the Regional finals of Rockquest 2010

The 14 bands competing on Friday 11 June:
GiiigglePOP!!! Middleton Grange
Custard Bear Christchurch Boys’ High School
Drown The City Shirley Boys’ High School
K2 Shirley Boys’ High School
Villain Shirley Boys’ High School
Mahalia Simpson Marian College
The Guest Aranui High School
Dawning Papanui High School
Forget Gravity Papanui High School
Hillview in Black Linwood College
Chain Reaction Chisnallwood Intermediate
Le Mouvement Queen Charlotte College
LiveWire Darfield High School
D`Preeshiated Aranui High School

The 14 bands competing on Saturday 12 June:
The Cold Front Rangiora High School
Midnight in Motion Lincoln High School
eL Cee Dee Lincoln High School
Justice Served Lincoln High School
Tess Stephen Rangiora High School
Discord Rangiora High School
With Legions We Stand Lincoln High School
Crimson Metal Dragon Rudolf Steiner School (Chch)
TMC St Bedes College
5thDayOfMay Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti
Runaway Joe Burnside High School
Euphoria Cashmere High School
Rule 42 Christ’s College
Peachebones St Andrew’s College (Christchurch)


The school bands will next be playing on Sat 22nd in Latimer Square from 11.20 – 11.50am as part of Hepatitis C Awareness Day.

Check out the following links. and

Bands arrive 11am.

Performing 11.20 – 11.50am.

Equipment to bring: snare, cymbals, 2 guitar amps, 2 guitars, bass guitar, leads, horn mics

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The 2010 RockQuest heats will be held on Sat and Sunday 15th/16th May in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) Ballroom, 90 Ilam Road

The four Chisnallwood bands play on Saturday 15th May and their times are:

1.05pm Chasing time
2.00pm Vivid Distortion
3.30pm 1.5L Sprite Bottle
3.50pm Chain Reaction

Download the pdf for all the heats information and full schedule.

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Rockquest 2010 website

Heats info at

On Wednesday 12th May we will have 2 rock performances for the 4 Chisnallwood bands entering rockquest. The first one will be at assembly at 1.45pm, then later, at 7pm for the family rock night. Both of these events will be in the school hall and will have the help of Chisnallwood sound and lighting technicians.

“Chain Reaction” will be playing at the Theatre Royal on Friday, June 11th.
Tickets $15.
7pm start.
Please come and support them at this event!
Chain Reaction needs to be there early at 5.45pm.

Upcoming jobs in term 4 2011:

  • Disco Nov 3rd: Chris, Daniel K, Benny, (Michael reserve)
  • Itinerant Nights Nov 9th and nov 16th
  • The 16th will be a big night!! I will need helpers from after school through to 6pm if possible.
  • Prizegivings (3)
  • Year 8 formal
  • General tidy up the day after the formal.
  • Assemblies
  • Thank you to those who have volunteered for these jobs.

Prince of Denmark’s March in Bb
Final Countdown
Oompa Loompa
(Dance of the Tumblers)

Monday OCT 3rd – recording the orchestra
Concert – Thursday October 6th CANCELLED but we will do an under 5’s concert on Oct 4th when we do the school’s concerts!

Here is a video of Dance of the Tumblers – we are playing the same arrangement.

Here is the computer demo of Oompa Loompa


Jaws Theme (there’s a small section in this which we don’t do)

Here are three YouTube clips of the Final Countdown.

First, the original

Next a version played by the London Symphony

Lastly, an interesting orchestral arrangement..

Coming up this term:

  • Practice Seminar! (Feb 22nd 7pm) – sign up below for “Learning Music:Practice and Performance” cancelled
  • Shakespeare Performance (Feb 23rd 1.45pm) cancelled
  • Choir auditions (Feb 21st and 28th) rescheduled
  • Auditions for the school production (March 25th) cancelled
  • Jazz band gig (Mar 6th) cancelled
  • Pandemonium performances (April 8th)

Tuesday April 26: Sound tech training day 9.30am – 3pm
Wednesday April 27: Rock band day
Thursday April 28th: Jazz Band 12.45pm – 3.30pm

Term 2 performances:

  • Open Night June 29th 6-8pm (All music groups, briefly)
  • July 4th 11am @Chisnallwood – Linwood orchestra combined workshop performance Click here for photos
  • Ukulele performance Sat July 9th @Chisnallwood – Schools’ Uke Fest Click here for photos
  • July 11th 1.45pm Combined jazz Band performance with Burnside High’s Jazz Band @Chisnallwood Click here for photos
  • Family Music Night July 11th 7pm (all music groups in full) Click here for photos

July Holiday rehearsal Schedule
Monday 18th
10am -12 Rock Harmony
12.30 – 2.30pm Shrapnel
3 – 5pm Cold Evolution
Wednesday 27th
1.30pm-4pm Jazz Combo
Thursday 28th
9.15 – 4pm Jazz Day
Friday 29th
12-2pm Confirmed ukulele gig at Hagley Park Celebration Theatre. (playing between 12.30 and 1.30pm).
3pm-4.30pm Hypo

Sept 20th CTV interview with Liam, Hamish and Ella screens Wed 21st Sept – 9am, 4pm, 10pm

Sept 29th 1.45pm “Afternoon Delights” concert at 250 Colombo St
Oct 1,2,3 recording
Oct 4 performances for schools
Oct 5th 5.30pm-7.30pm Combo for Westpac function

Thursday Sept 29th 1:45pm “Afternoon Delights” concert by Chisnallwood jazz bands
This is part of a series of concerts designed for an older audience. They serve afternoon tea after the concert and the cost is $5.00 pp with carers being admitted free of charge.
The Chisnallwood jazz bands will be performing some great numbers sure to go down a treat with maybe a surprise guest or two…!
The concert will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 250 Colombo St, Sydenham.
If you wish to book a ticket for this please contact Trish Rainey Ph 3557170 or email

Thursday Sept 15 Jazz Combo to perform for ASB function (lunchtime)

Thursday Sept 15 festival Choir area rehearsal 12.45pm – 2.45pm at Queenspark School

Fri Sept 23rd Music Scholarship Auditions for year 6s enroling at Chisnallwood in 2012.

Fri Sept 23rd Theory exam entries due

Thursday Sept 29th 1:45pm “Afternoon delights” – Chisnallwood jazz bands plus special guests. Salvation Army Citadel at 250 Colombo St.

Oct 1,2,3 Recording days at Chisnallwood

Tuesday Oct 4 performances for schools

Wed Oct 5th Combo gig

Last week of term – talent quest

6pm Wed 16th November Itinerant Performance Night for instruments, vocal, and hiphop

These nights are a fantastic opportunity for ALL students learning an instrument or vocal or hiphop! They will consist of small, friendly concerts in different rooms at school such as the performing arts concert room, media room, library, hall etc. Please wear tidy school uniform (apart from hip hop dancers).

This week : Itinerant night 4 (6pm)

  • Hall: flutes (and 2 bass guitarists who didn’t play last week)
  • Library: keyboard students
  • Staffroom: trumpet, horn, trombone and violin
  • Concert room: piano and cello students
  • Media Room: vocal students

  • The all-new Hip Hop Dancers “Static” will perform their item in the hall at approximately 7pm.
  • The night will conclude at approximately 7.30pm with the stunning combined drummers in the technology court (if fine).

Details for Ukulele gig on Friday July “NZer of the year award ceremony”
(The details below the map have also been emailed to all uke members)

11.05am Please be at Hagley Park Celebration Theatre.
Get dropped at the main entrance of Hagley Park (Armagh St and Park Tce).
Follow the footpath path to the right and go past the ‘dome’ to the ‘theatre’ (with the clock-work above the entrance of the tent).
Put on the uniform black T-shirt. You may wear a long sleeved thermal or skivvy under it if you want to.
We will tune the ukes and check everything is ready before the sound check.


12noon function starts. We will wait quietly out the back. There are artist warm-up tents etc.
12.30 ceremony starts – national anthem and awards


1pm speeches
1.30 function ends

You may get picked up at 1.30pm

Please wear tidy dark trousers or jeans and tidy shoes. You are welcome to wear a warm thermal, skivvy, plain singlet or plain fitting T-shirt under the uniform black polo shirt supplied by the school. I will bring them on the day, but if you want to pick yours up beforehand, you are welcome to pop into school on Thursday between 1pm-1.30pm or at 4pm.
These must be returned to school on Monday if you are not in the jazz band as they will be required for jazz tour.

I will bring ukes, red folders (although you shouldn’t need them for just these two pieces, black uniform tops, bass guitar, bass amp, leads, a couple of music stands. Lorne will use the mic supplied by the venue. Could we please have others join in with the choruses (especially if you are in the choir!).

I know you will be on your BEST behaviour!

Thank you for agreeing to do this performance in the holidays and thank you to the parents for transport and support!

Don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions. If you need a ride please try to organize this with another member (or email me to organize it). I can’t pick anyone up now as I will be coming from a recording session which got moved due to the snow.


Judith Bell

Next performances:
Thursday Dec 2nd – Drum Quartet at Itinerant Night 2 6pm
Sun Dec 12th “Re-Percussion Concert” at Cashmere High – Mandela and the drum Quartet 6.30pm

Sunday 12th December

Be at Chisnallwood at 4pm if you need a ride to Cashmere!
Rehearsal/sound check 5pm-5.30pm at Cashmere High. (followed by fish and chip tea)
Performance 6.30pm – 9pm (we are on first)
Clothes – wear black school music tops and tidy black trousers, black socks and black shoes.

Where: McCombs Performing Arts Centre, Cashmere High School, 172 Rose St, Christchurch
Christchurch’s annual all-percussion showcase concert is run by (and features) Pandemonium with both secondary and primary school, community and other professional groups. There will be over 100 performers and with music from around the globe including the Chisnallwood Percussion Ensemble!
Tickets on the door: (performers free)
Adult: $12.00
Senior: $10.00
Student: $5.00
Family (2+2): $30.00
Details at

Here is a recording of MANDELA to compare and help us learn our marimba version!