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2020 ONZA Marimba Festival: Songs from Papatūānuku

September 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lindo Francis Memorial Grant  information click HERE

The ONZA Marimba Festival will be conducted in Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin this year in term 3 and 4. Teachers whose students participate in these events will have the opportunity to attend inspiring professional development, free of charge, once per term, to play through an exciting repertoire fully adaptable to suit their music curriculum goals. On the day of the festival itself, hundreds of students rehearse and perform the set in a mass celebration of music education.

If you are interested in this exciting event, you should contact Philippa Drake Auckland, Jeremy Hantler Taurange or Ali Caldwell Dunedin.

As with recent events, the Auckland Marimba Festival will take place in the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. The 2020 date is Saturday, 5th September. To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Auckland Registration Form

Auckland Playthrough Dates:
First get together: Sunday 16th February  2.00 – 4.00  Wairau Intermediate – (recording all pieces)
Playthough 1:  Saturday 29 February 2.00 – 4.00 Wairau Intermediate
Playthough 2: Saturday  9 May 2.00 – 4.00 TBA  [Either Kristin or Wairau Intermediate]
Playthough 3: Saturday 1  August 2.00 – 4.00 TBA  [Either Kristin or Wairau Intermediate]
Tauranga Rehearsal Venue
Tauranga Rehearsal Dates 
Please contact Jeremy or Cherrie for any further queries.
Dunedin Rehearsal Venue
Dunedin Rehearsal Dates 
Please contact Ali Caldwell  or any further queries.

To get a taste of the 2015 occasion, click on Marimba Festival Youtube clip, or visit the ONZA  Media page to view a range of thrilling videos based around the 2016 festival.



September 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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ASB Stadium in Kohimarama