For all registration enquiries, please contact Leyette Callister, the Music Festival Chairperson
|Concert||Rehearsal Date||Evening Concert Date||Conductor|
|1||Tuesday, 26 October||Wednesday, 27 October||Pip Faulknor|
|2||Wednesday, 27 October||Thursday, 28 October||Christina Bevan|
|3||Monday, 1 November||Tuesday, 2 November||Felicity Auva'a|
|4||Tuesday, 2 November||Wednesday, 3 November||Maria Winder|
|5||Wednesday, 3 November||Thursday, 4 November||Tim Christie|
|6||Monday, 8 November||Tuesday, 9 November||Kim Bulluss|
|7||Tuesday, 9 November||Wednesday, 10 November||Marian Burns|
|8||Wednesday, 10 November||Thursday, 11 November||Jonathon Lambert|
All Choirs are expected to attend all scheduled area rehearsals, the Town Hall rehearsal and their performance night. Schools should note on the entry form if they are unable for any reason (e.g. school camps, sports’ days) to rehearse or perform on any of the above dates.
Date to be advised shortly.
Choir trainers from every school registered SHOULD attend this meeting as advised by your APPA massed choir conductor. If you are unable to attend please send an apology to your APPA conductor and arrange for a substitute to come to the meeting in order to collect your choir music and lyrics.
At this meeting your APPA conductor and team will introduce some of the repertoire to be performed in November. You will be given copies of the music, words and CD accompaniment for part or the whole programme.
You may be asked to provide a memory stick for the lyrics and music.
Please read the following Commitment Form. It contains important information for the
If your school wishes to enter a choir or instrumental/dance group the Principal must be a financial member of the APPA, and the choir/school must pay a $100 registration fee.
After reading the commitment, please complete the online registration form by clicking on the link below.
The Music Festival Committee aims to ensure that the APPA Music Festival represents the highest standard of musical performance by primary and intermediate school children in the Auckland area. In order to achieve this, all participating schools should adhere to the commitment guidelines as follows:
Massed Choirs of 400 – 450 are finely balanced for part singing by the APPA Festival conductors so it is imperative that school choir trainers keep their massed choir conductor informed of any changes to the information given on the registration form. It is particularly important that your APPA conductor is made aware of any changes to your choir numbers. Health and Safety regulations are becoming increasingly strict which means we must adhere to the choir sizes and ensure the massed choir is definitely no larger than 450 on every night.
Occasionally, school circumstances change and as a result the choir has to be withdrawn. If this should happen please contact your APPA Festival conductor immediately so that changes to the choral balance of the massed choir can be made or a choir on standby can join the festival in your choir’s place.
Please be aware :
Previously, a few schools withdrew very late in the year, too late to be replaced with another school choir. This created a high level of frustration for the massed choir conductors as a noticeable imbalance in the part singing occurred. It is essential that your school understands the requirements and is fully committed to taking part in the festival before completing the online entry form.
Please note that the greatest care is applied in placing choirs with their closest geographical schools for ease of travel to rehearsals but this is not always possible. It is essential to add a second option for preferred conductor to give some measure of choice. If you have no preference, please state this and you will be placed as close as possible to other schools.
Howick Primary School