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Music Department update

Sonia Bullot —

Throughout these unusual times we have been unable to put on any performances for the wider community with our many talented musicians, however the music department has been a hive of activity.

Our senior students have done extremely well with their NCEA performance assessments and compositions, with most attaining high Merit or Excellence grades. We are sad to farewell our Year 13 students and wish them all the best for their futures. We also look forward to a new and exciting year with the addition later in 2022 of a new stage to perform on. Hopefully we will be able to showcase our students more.

There is a wide range of talent coming through the junior school and the concert band has been practicing hard. We were given the opportunity to perform alongside the Katikati Community Concert Band and whilst we were unable to attend their recent concert due to Covid restrictions, we are excited to work with them in the future and really grow our school band alongside our wider community members. We hope you will be able to hear us perform with them soon. You can follow our progress and keep up to date with future performances and events on our facebook page Katikati College Arts.

We have a wide range of music lessons available through the College. If you would like your child to learn an instrument there are itinerant lesson forms at the front office for parents to fill in. There are plenty of spaces for brass, (trumpet, trombone, euphonium), woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone) and string instruments. We also offer guitar, bass and drum lessons however these get full very quickly so if you are quick you may get a space,  otherwise you will be put on a waiting list. The school has instruments that you can hire and the lessons are $30 for the year or $7.50 per term. Private lessons are also available for piano. 

I would encourage our students to take up these opportunities. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on sbullot@katikaticollege.school.nz

For your enjoyment, and since we can’t perform for you live, I invite you to enjoy through the links below some of our senior musicians' composition and performance assessments for NCEA:

Teancum Osman and Zaide Farrell Level 2 Composition

Michael Kean Level 1 Group Assessment

Lola Meeking-Coad Level 2 Composition

Ella Bullot Level 3 Solo Assessment

Emily A Solo

Anouk Sayer Level 1 Solo Assessment

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas break and looking forward to a fabulous year of music in 2022.