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Wellington Orchestra Festival 2023

August 23, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:45 pm

$100 – $130

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

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 in one big ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of learning. 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, nearly prepared to play up to 6 pieces. Schools can also use the repertoire to play in their own ensemble during the year.

This year we will be conducted by Mike Ashton. The day begins with a massed rehearsal, followed by sectionals and finishes with a concert of the six pieces. The concert will also include a guest performance from musicians from Orchestra Wellington.

Schools registered for WOF will also get the opportunity to take part in Orchestra Wellington’s Education in Schools Programme and the Big Bash – musicians from Orchestra Wellington will come to your school to help prepare your students! A separate schedule will be sent out so that schools can sign up for these workshops over Term 2.

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 Member: $100 per school
  • Non-member: $130 (includes membership to MENZA for one year)

Organiser: Joanna Calvert –  calvertj@scotscollege.school.nz

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August 23, 2023
9:30 am - 2:45 pm
$100 – $130
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