May 29 Music News

Written by ChissyMusic

2014-05-14 RockQuest



Congratulations to all 5 of our bands last Saturday who played at Rockquest – Killer Blue, Terabytes, Sonic Pulse, MultiRingtonePhone and Unidentified. It was an exciting experience playing on the big stage!

Congratulations to MultiRingtonePhone who were one of the bands who made it through to the Regional Finals! This will be on June 13th, so put that in your diaries so you can come and support them as they get to play 7 minutes of original songs.

Here is a short write up by Josh from Unidentified:

The standards set by some of the high school bands were amazing and you found out very soon that this was no mucking around. Thousands of dollars up for grabs and so many types of bands from heavy metal to the all girls acoustic, Chizzy’s own Sonic Pulse. Not to mention all the other Chizzy band like Killer Blue, Terabytes, my band Unidentified, and finalists Multi Ringtone Phone. My favourite part of course was being on stage with the adrenalin rush. It was really cool that we had people to plug us in and help out if anything went wrong. Man sound techs do such a lot of unnoticed work. Josh Room 6     

Orchestrally last week we had various students attend a Christchurch Symphony rehearsal in the cathedral, a CSO concert and the NZSO concert. There will be an opportunity to get free and cheap seats soon for the CSO concert for Love and Loss on June 14. Sign up will be on the orchestra page of the website. Meanwhile our own growing all-comers orchestra is gearing up to play at Open Night at the end of term!


Tomorrow (Friday 30th May), sees our choir and ukes perform at Aranui Library at 11.15am (permission form is on the choir page of the website), then the big Hook, Line and Singalong Sing-off combined with Avondale at 1.45pm. This will be videoed.  You can learn the song at

The choir, jazz and Irish are performing in New Brighton on June 9th.

Auditions are underway for the Music festival. Please make sure you have all the information. Check on their website ( or at our music office. Students auditioning for Burnside SMP should allow time to book and rehearse with your chosen accompanist. See Mrs Bell if you need help with this.