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MENZA WOF 2024 (Wellington Orchestra Festival)

September 23 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

$100 – $130

A day of orchestral rehearsal and performance for Primary and Intermediate-aged students who can read music and play an instrument.

WOF 2024 is happening as a precursor to MEFA at the end of Term 3. A huge thanks to Wellington College and Musicworks for supporting the 2024 festival.

We have six pieces arranged by Richard Oswin, ranging from classical favourites to film scores and pop hits.

This is an ideal opportunity for students who practice mostly on their own to join other students and make music as an ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of learning onwards. Along with the four orchestra sections, there are parts for drum kit, hand percussion, guitar, bass, keyboard, Orff xylophone and recorders. Students can work on their parts with instrumental tutors leading up to the day, preparing to play all six pieces. Schools are also welcome to use the repertoire in their own ensembles during the year.

WOF is conducted by Mike Ashton. The day begins with a massed rehearsal, followed by sectionals led by musicians from Orchestra Wellington and finishes with a concert of the six pieces, which whanau can attend. The concert will also include a guest performance by Orchestra Wellington musicians.

Schools registered for WOF will also get the opportunity to take part in Orchestra Wellington’s Education in Schools Programme – Orchestra Wellington will come to your school to help prepare your students! Schools registered for WOF can sign up for this by contacting Hannah Neman.

Contact Joanna Calvert if you have any questions. We encourage new schools and students to participate in this event… come and join the fun. Sign up for WOF using the link below and then you will get sent the sheet music to start practising!

Register here.

MENZA members $100 per school
non-MENZA members $130 (includes membership to MENZA).
Invoices will be sent on registration.


September 23
9:45 am - 5:00 pm
$100 – $130
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Wellington, 6021 New Zealand
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