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June 2021

Strum Strike and Blow Festival

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horncastle Arena, 30 Whiteleigh Ave
Addington, 8024 New Zealand
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Festival of 1,200 students performing on ukuleles, marimbas and recorders held annually in Christchurch. School group registration and details at

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July 2021

8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

July 9 - July 11
NZ School of Music, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, New Zealand
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In 2021, we're planning a special version of the New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops. Holding the workshops July 9-11 will allow us to offer classes and activities exclusively for educators for three full days, outside of the usual summer student jazz workshops. (It will also allow teachers to attend without taking up too much of your holiday time.) We will have the NZSM Big Band One and student jazz combos on campus for demonstrations of jazz ensemble and combo rehearsal…

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JAZZQUEST 2021 (Ensembles and Big Bands)

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm
Ara Music Arts, 130 High Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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Christchurch's Premier High School Jazz Band Competition JazzQuest is an annual competition showcasing the quality of some of the country’s top secondary school jazz bands and musicians. It offers young jazz musicians a chance to mix, mingle with and challenge themselves against others from around New Zealand. Bands are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards, and individual musicians are presented awards for outstanding contributions on their instruments, as well as for original compositions and arrangements.Details, registration and contacts will be…

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August 2021

(WeBO) Wellington Band and Orchestral Festival

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wellington College, Basin Reserve 15 Dufferin St, Mount Victoria
Wellington, 6021
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(WeBO) Wellington Band and Orchestral Festival We are very excited to announce the recommencement of WeBO (Band and Orchestral Festival of Aotearoa) in Wellington in August 2021. Over the years WeBO has grown into a truly national festival with ensembles attending from the length of New Zealand Registrations are open now. For more information visit our website or contact Darren Smith:   Why WeBO? WeBO offers schools the chance to bring the bulk of their ensembles to one festival and features…

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September 2021

Wellington Orchestra Festival 2021

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scots’ College, 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park
Wellington, 6022 New Zealand
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$100 – $150

A day of orchestral rehearsal and performance led by arranger and conductor, Richard Oswin, for senior primary, intermediate and secondary students who learn an instrument. This is an ideal opportunity for students who practise mostly on their own to join other students and make music in one big ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of practice and while it is an orchestra, there are kit, guitar, keyboard and bass…

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October 2021

MENZA Conference 2021

October 10 - October 13
Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Rd, Tauranga South
Tauranga, 3112 New Zealand
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Set aside 10-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! Details and website and registration will be here soon. Workshop submissions are currently open. "We are looking at our conference workshops and would love you to tell us what you want from conference and what/who you might like as workshops/workshop presenters. This could be anything from delivering instrumental and vocal lessons online (ideas and equipment setup etc. ), how to select appropriate music/ how to mark etc…

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Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

October 21 - October 25

The annual Christchurch Big Band Festival runs over Labour Weekend. Highlights include: All age bands from around NZ performing in a range of wonderful locations in central Christchurch "Junior Jazz Jam", an event for primary school Big Bands (up to year 8) Early Childhood interactive educational show Big Band Ball Gala concert workshops and lots more! Registration for bands and volunteers is at

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July 2022


July 4, 2022 - July 10, 2022
The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street
Christchurch, 8140 New Zealand
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RAZZLE DAZZLE 'EM CHRISTCHURCH Music Festival is especially created to provide International Schools the opportunity of touring to New Zealand’s Garden City, Christchurch, gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. School / College Choirs, Orchestras, String Ensembles, Big Bands, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Bell Ringers, Marching Bands, and A cappella singing groups are all welcome to apply to participate. Razzle Dazzle 2021 Aus Brochure 4-10 July 2022

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