Music Groups

Music Groups

We offer a wide range of music groups.

Orchestra

·         Rehearses on Friday lunchtimes.

·         Directors: Danielle Grové

·         All-comers are eligible. We play a range of genres and perform in the community.

Dolce Com

·         Rehearse on Monday at lunchtime.

·         Director: Kirsten Clarke.

·         This is a traditional auditioned choir and performs annually at the Big Sing at the Regent in Palmerston North. The choir often sings at formal events such as Commemoration Day and prize-givings.

 

Not Your Forte Choir

·         Rehearses Thursday at lunchtime

·         Director: Angel Cranshaw (student)

·         All-comers choir which competes at Big Sing and appears in school performances

 

Wheeler’s Jazz

·         Rehearses on Monday at lunchtime.

·         Director: Danielle Grové

·         This band is open to anyone who is interested in joining. It focuses on skills like improvising and playing music which students do not often get the opportunity to perform. This group plays at a variety of community events.

Jazz Combo

·         Rehearses on Thursday after school

·         Director: Danielle Grové

·         This is an auditioned group which appears at jazz festivals such as the annual festival in Manawatu and Wellington. This group participates regularly in workshops and community events.

Training Orchestra

·         Rehearses Tuesday lunch time

·         Director: John Whittaker

·         Open to beginner string players

Sound Shell Performances

·         Lunchtime.

·         Organised by Kaine Harington

·         This is an opportunity for those students who are interested to get up and perform in front of the school in an informal way.

Chamber Music

·         Rehearses on Wednesday at lunchtime.

·         Director: Danielle Grové

·         This is an auditioned group which performs at the Chamber Music competition.

Ukulele Orchestra

·         Rehearses on Wednesday at lunchtime

·         Director: Rowena Jones.

·         This is an auditioned group which performs at local events.    

        

Rock Group

·         Rehearses Wednesday lunch time and Tuesday after school

·         Director: Kaine Harington

·         This is a group which is open to all students who are committed and have a passion for rock music.

 

Song Writing Club

·         Meets Friday lunch time

·         Director: Kaine Harington

·         This is a group which is open to all students who have a passion for song-writing. Opportunities to submit music to Rockquest and Play it Strange competitions

 

Concert Band

·         Rehearses Wednesday after school

·         Director: Danielle Grové

·         This is an all-comers beginner group aimed at concert band instruments. Would specifically suit Year 9 and 10 students new to their instruments.

 

 

Brass Ensemble

·         Rehearses Monday interval

·         Director: Neville Lauridsen

·         This is a group which is open to all students taking brass instruments.

 

Flute Ensemble

·         Rehearses Wednesday interval

·         Director: Christy Hunter

·         Open to a select few flute players who compete in the Manawatu Chamber Music Competition.

 

Big Band

·         Rehearses Thursday lunch time

·         Director: Danielle Grové

·         A group of brass, wind and rhythm section who play swing music and will compete at the Manawatu and Wellington Jazz Competitions.

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