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May 2021

Beyond Buzzy Bees and Number 8 Wire (NZ AIMS conference)

May 27 - May 28
Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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$499

The 2 day conference looks at specialist teaching areas in middle schools. Three keynote addresses Teacher practitioner, team leader  World-leading innovator, Rocket Lab presenter Educators of innovators School Visits Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Chisnallwood Intermediate (including an in depth look at the music programme there) Casebrook Intermediate Cobham Intermediate Workshops with practitioners Tertiary Visits and Input University of Canterbury School of Design School of Product Design - Te Kura Hanga Otinga. Computer Science and Software Engineering ARA Ministry of…

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NZ Music Month Community Hook Line and Sing – Christchurch

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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Any school group (all ages) and anyone in the community (again all ages) are welcome to join Music Education Canterbury and Tūranga Central Library celebrate the end of NZ Music Month by singing, signing and/or playing uke for the winning 2021 Hook Line and Singalong Song! Please fill in this form if you are interested in bringing a group. We will also have a few other NZ songs and items (such as 2021 NZ Strum Strike and Blow songs), but…

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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 strumstrikeblow.org.

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July 2021

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

July 12 - July 13
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom. (A TRCC sponsored event co-organised by MENZA and TENZ) This conference will empower primary teachers from NE to Year 8 with tools to work with the new and revised Digital Technologies curriculum content and the Music curriculum. Designed for all classroom primary teachers of any level of music and digital technologies experience. Teachers will leave with ready to use ideas to meaningfully integrate music and digital technologies.  Registration details to…

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2021 Festival of Brass

July 14 - July 18
Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
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The 2021 Festival of Brass brings New Zealand's best brass and percussion musicians, of all ages, to the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall complex for a week of competition events. Many of the events are free of charge. So come along and sample the solo and ensemble events on Wednesday and Thursday, the Parade of Bands on Friday lunchtime around Victoria Square and on-stage band events on Friday and Saturday. Special ticketed events include An Evening of Melody at 8pm Wednesday…

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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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October 2021

2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp

October 5 - October 9
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

The 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp is on in Christchurch from 5 to 9 October 2021. Application forms for the 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band are ready to be distributed. Please email Sandra Ginever on nssbb2021@gmail.com and she can forward you a copy. Full details of the audition process and time schedule are on the application form. This year there will be two bands, one auditioned and one non-auditioned. If you wish to audition please inform Sandra of your preferred instrument…

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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 chchbigbandfest.com

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Junior Jazz Jam 2021

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

An event for Primary School Jazz Bands! (Up to year 8) Bands get the valuable opportunity to play to each other, get feedback from jazz graduates and to play together! This event also kicks off the Christchurch Big Band Festival that runs over 5 days. Please fill in this registration form if you would like your band to take part!  

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July 2022

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

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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