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Strum Strike and Blow 2024

August 15


Strum Strike and Blow

Thursday August 15th, 2024

Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1,200  students playing marimbas, ukuleles and recorders.  The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in its 12th (and 11th Festival) year and is held in the Wolfbrook Arena (formerly Christchurch Arena).

Once schools have registered they are given access to the music which will generally involve 5 individual pieces for ukuleles, recorders and marimba and a massed item for all three groups of instruments.

The music caters for all levels of experience and when performed live at the festival event, is backed by a professional band.

We run workshops for teachers and have plenty of rehearsal material available.

We have a full rehearsal on the day between 9:30am-1:15pm at the arena for all participating schools with the accompanying band.

Schools will have the opportunity to perform together in a 75 minute family-friendly concert on August 15th 2024 from 7pm-8:15pm.

Schools can register for this festival through the registration page (click here).


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Music Education Canterbury
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Wolfbrook Arena
55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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03 339 3599
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