APPA Music Festival 3 Day Course

This is also organised by the APPA Music Festival Committee. It is for accomplished players in Years 4 to 8 who wish to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band performance while working towards performing at the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association Music Festival on two nights during November at the Auckland Town Hall.

Orchestra TypeConductor
Festival OrchestraRachel Larcombe, HOD Music Selwyn College
Jazz BandDrew Hutchinson, Itinerant musical instrument teacher
Concert BandZyai Li Teh, returns to the Festival after some time overseas
GroupDatesTimesRehearsal Location
Festival OrchestraTerm 3, Week 9: Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September 20188.30am – 12.30pmAuckland Normal Intermediate
Jazz BandTerm 3, Week 10: Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 20188.30am – 12.30pmParnell School
Concert BandTerm 3, Week 10: Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 20188.30am – 12.30pmAvondale Intermediate School

COST: 

Registration fee $30 per student. Will be returned if application is unsuccessful. Payment can be made by cheque, online banking or credit card (online registrations only)

Applications are now closed for 2018 

PARTICIPANTS IN THE 3-DAY COURSE MUST ALSO ATTEND:

  1. Two or three Saturday or Sunday afternoon rehearsals in October & November
  2. The dress rehearsal at the Auckland Town Hall (afternoon) and the two performance nights at the Town Hall.

It is important that all players attend ALL the allocated rehearsals.

Further information and rehearsal dates will be on the APPA website and sent to successful applicants

Rehearsals, Performance and Instrument Levels
Festival OrchestraJazz Band
School Based RehearsalsTo be advisedTo be advisedTo be advised
Town Hall RehearsalMonday, 12th November at 1.00pmMonday, 20th November at 1.00pmMonday, 5th November at 1.00pm
Entry at Stage doorEntry at Stage doorEntry at Stage door
Performance NightsTuesday, 13th November at 6.15pmTuesday, 20th November at 6.15pmTuesday, 6th November at 6.15pm
Tuesday, 20th November at 6.15pmTuesday, 27th November at 6.15pmWednesday, 7th November at 6.15pm

Instrument

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Player Levels

Advanced players of Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass. Grade 4 or aboveFor players who have an instrumental & theory level of at least Grade 2. Music reading ability is necessary for improvisation in Jazz and popular styles.Saxophones please state soprano, tenor or alto
Woodwind: 2 octave rangeOne pianist/keyboard player experienced in Jazz stylesWoodwind: 2 octave range
Brass: 1.5 octave rangeSaxophones please state soprano, tenor or alto. Electric guitars only.Brass: 1.5 octave range
Some percussion parts are available for piano players who would like to play in the orchestraOne experienced drummer able to read drum notationSome percussion parts are available for piano players who would like to be in the band