Rockquest week, Raffle and other May news

Written by ChissyMusic


RockQuest 2015The Canterbury Heats of Smokefreerockquest are being held at the Aurora Centre at Burnside High, Corner of Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, on Saturday May 23rd. Our bands are on between 2-4pm.

Tickets $10 at the door. No charge for band members, teachers and children 5yrs and under.

Below is a list of the bands performing at the 2-4pm session on Saturday including our five bands, Electric Twitch, Genuine Fakes, Catch Phrase, Automatic and Cosmic Latte. All bands have had to write an original song for this, and most bands are from high schools. Come down and support our bands!


2pm  – 4pm session
Contraband Rangiora High School
Silentium Burnside High School
barracuda Oxford Area School
electric twitch                      Chisnallwood Intermediate
Cosmic Haven Burnside High School
Genuine fakes                    Chisnallwood Intermediate
Æons Collapse Hagley Community College
Indispute Mairehau High School
Catch Phrase                       Chisnallwood Intermediate
The Forgotten Project Kaiapoi High School
banter Cats Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Automatic                           Chisnallwood Intermediate
The NinETY-NINERS St Andrew’s College
the blind fishermen Cashmere High School
two fists and an afro Hurunui College
cosmic latte                         Chisnallwood Intermediate
TOWERS OF KYOTO St Andrew’s College
Untitled Rangiora High School
6 of Us Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Forlorn Bloom Hagley Community College


Wow! ChecIMG_2580k out this fabulous NZ Music Month Raffle!  Tickets are only $2 and are on sale until the end of May. The hamper contains lots of music stuff, yummy NZ food and an awesome $70 ukulele. Proceeds go towards benefiting Chisnallwood Music students.




  • Sat May 23th ROCKQUEST competition. 2pm-4pm at the Aurora Centre at Burnside High. (Corner of Greers Road/Memorial Ave) $10
  • Tuesday May 26th Choir and Ukes 11am-11.40am at Aranui Library
  • Wed May 27th Sing-off in the school Hall 12 noon for NZ Music Month Hook line and Singalong (“Stickytarday“)
  • Friday May 29th Jazz and Irish 3 performances:
  • 11-11.45am Aranui Library – Jazz Band
  • (12.45 performance for teacher cluster meeting)
  • 2-2.45pm Shirley Library – Jazz bands, acoustic trio and Irish band

The orchestra looks forward to playing in the school production in June.

Please keep an eye on for music updates.

You can find the Hook, Line and Singalong song at and get practicing!

The house that knows it best on May 27 wins lots of house points! Judges on the day are the president of MENZA, Celia Stewart and our vocal programme leader, Ravil Atlas.

Rock Night May 2015
Rock Night May 2015


Best wishes to our rock band performers:

Genuine Fakes

Charis Naylor, Ella Peoples, Isaac Turnbull, Jordan Griffin, Maddi Wilson, Olivia Welsh

Cosmic Latte

Josh McCaffery, Kayne Child, Keira  Jonkers, Max Aldridge, Nic Ryan, Ryan Bell


Aaron Schwenke, Anika Aldridge, D’Angelo Tauti, Emmanuel Fruean, Tamsyn Reynard, Lanita Singh

Electric Twitch

Alisha Isaacs, Brydie  Crates, Luke Tappin, Michael Nehoff, Nick Wickins, Rubi Hofstee

Catch Phrase

Herrick Zhang, Jai Tudor-Oakley, Jamie O’Brien, Luca Macleod-Watts, Oliver Coleman, Timothy Carey