APPA Music Festival 3 Day Course

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This is for accomplished players in Years 4 to 8 who wish to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band performance and perform at the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association Music Festival on two nights during November at the Auckland Town Hall.

Orchestra TypeConductor
Festival OrchestraRachel Larcombe, Director of Co-Curricular Music at Selwyn College since 2014
Jazz BandDrew Hutchinson, Itinerant musical instrument teacher
Concert BandZyai-Li Teh
GroupDatesTimesRehearsal Location
Festival OrchestraTerm 3, Week 9: Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 20198.30am – 12.30pmCornwall Park School
Jazz BandTerm 3, Week 10: Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 20198.30am – 12.30pmParnell School
Concert BandTerm 3, Week 10: Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 20198.30am – 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)

Registrations close on Monday, 9th September 2019

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.

The applicant’s Music Teacher must confirm the Grade or level before completing the registration form.

Rehearsals, Performance and Instrument Levels
Festival OrchestraJazz BandConcert Band
School Based RehearsalsTo be advisedTo be advisedTo be advised
Town Hall RehearsalMonday, 11th November at 1.00pmMonday, 5th November at 1.30pmMonday, 25th November at 1.00pm
Entry at Stage doorEntry at Stage doorEntry at Stage door
Performance NightsTuesday, 12th November at 6.15pmWednesday, 6th November at 6.15pmTuesday, 26th November at 6.15pm
Tuesday, 19th November at 6.15pmWednesday, 20th November at 6.15pmWednesday, 27th 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