Week 6 term 4

Written by ChissyMusic


We’ve been lucky to hear many of our students getting ready for the itinerant nights and we know that the itinerant music teachers and students have got some really fabulous items ready! These evenings are a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience performing, as well as a great opportunity for parents and supporters to see the results of all those lessons and practice sessions and have the chance to acknowledge the specialist teachers who come in to share their expertise with our students 🙂

Wed 25 Nov – Itinerant night 1
6.45pm-7.45pm musicstand
Clarinet & Saxophone (Ellen’s students) in the Library
Keyboard (Lynne’s students) in the Media Room
Piano (Marnie’s students), Cello & Piano (Mike’s Students) in the Music Room

Thurs 26 Nov  Itinerant night 2
Vocals (Amanda’s students) in the Media Room
Drums (Jon’s students) in the Hall

Tues 1 Dec – Itinerant night 3  
6pm Guitar (Leroy’s students) in the Music Room
6.15pm Trumpet & Trombone (Greg’s students), Violin (Julie’s students), Flute (Janet’s students) in the Library
6.45pm Bass Guitar (Clayton’s students) in the Media Room
7.30pm Hiphop Dance in the Hall (Followed by prizegiving)

Each evening concludes with a prizegiving at 7.30pm in the hall with a 7.45 finish.
Permissions and info are at https://chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz/itinerant-nights-2015/

Students are to wear tidy school uniform.

Other school performances coming up:

Irish and jazz perform for Probus Club on Monday 23rd Nov
Ukulele players travel to Auckland’s NZ Ukulele Festival on Sat 28th Nov
Santa Parade in town – Chisnallwood Jazz band will be playing on Dec 6th
TalentQuest finals – Dec 7th
NewBrighton Santa Parade – Dec 12
Christmas Choir Concert Dec 13th 2pm
Hip Hop Dance Dec 12th 6pm
Percussion Concert – Dec 13th 7.30pm
Prizegivings Dec 11th and 15th

CDs and DVDs on sale soon

Watch this space for when the school CDs and DVDs go on sale. They’ll be out in time for Christmas!

Well done to the Jazz big Band and Jazz Combo who played for the NZEI Graduation Ceremony this week. They first played the National Anthem and two items for the ceremony, then the combo stayed on to play for 45 minutes during the drinks and nibbles.

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Early Childhood Music workshop

Monday Nov 23rd, 5.30-8pm

Presenter – Celia Stewart

Venue – Chisnallwood Intermediate School Music department


This workshop will explore practical ideas to use with infants & toddlers, and will demonstrate how you can integrate numeracy & literacy learning into your music activities to promote children’s development.

A celebration of 30 years of exquisite ChCh Boys Choir singing.

Saturday 5th December, 7pm

Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College

For tickets go to www.dashtickets.co.nz and search for Christchurch Boys’ Choir on the homepage.

To learn more about the choir and upcoming auditions go to www.christchurchboyschoir.co.nz

Climate Parade 

Sat Nov 28, Victoria Square, Organiser – Nikki Berry

If you want to be involved in the Climate Parade you can find all the music (sheet music, lyrics, easy chords and recordings) and details at http://themuse.org.nz/friends/climate-parade-music/

Doug and Doug Concert

Sun Dec 6, 4pm, St Margaret’s Charles Luney Auditorium

Garden City Big Band play a tribute to the music of Doug Kelly and Doug Caldwell.