The Aquinas College Jazz Band is performing at the Youth Jazz Festival this year. The date is still to be finalised but will be either 8 or 9th April. Schedule to be confirmed. This promises to be a great event and experience for our students.
As well as weekly rehearsals, we have scheduled an additional workshop for the band members on Sunday 22nd March, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Members of the Jazz Band have an opportunity to attend a workshop with Rodger Fox on Thursday 26 March 2020. It will be held at Tauranga Boys College and is during school hours.
Our Jazz Band and Orchestra students are all working towards the Waikato Band Itinerant Competition in August as well as other events throughout the year.
On Wednesday 11 March we were incredibly fortunate to have 9 members of the NZSO come to Aquinas to work with our school Orchestra.
This was followed by our weekly orchestra rehearsal alongside the NZSO musicians. Mark Carter conducted the orchestra. He offered very praising, positive and helpful feedback to our students and staff. This was a special day in our music department.
This year we announce the Aquinas College Orchestra which is an amalgamated Strings Group and Concert Band. We are well underway with practices on Wednesday at lunchtime.
Regional Chamber competition is on 9 June. Further information to be confirmed.
Our Voci Celesti choir practices every Tuesday at 3.30 to 5 pm. We are in preparation for The Big Sing Competition that is on 16 June in Term 2.
Our choir will be performing a concert at U3A at Mt Maunganui on 22 May. More information to come.
This year we have set up a Music Liturgy Group. We practice once per week under the lead of Mrs Murphy. We look forward to presenting this group at future events.