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CSM Soiree 2 this Saturday

Come and join us for another wonderful Soiree this Saturday the 24th in the Avonhead School Hall at 5pm.

Groups performing will be Outreach Beginner and Senior Strings, the Children’s Choirs, Christchurch Recorder Ensemble, Stringendo, Junior Symphony Orchestra, Suzuki Strings and Sinfonia.

Entry will be by gold coin and there will be yummy things and tea and coffee available for sale at half-time – this is fund-raising for the UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra’s 2018-19 tours so bring along some spare cash.

Holiday this weekend

There will be no CSM this weekend due to the Queen’s Birthday holiday.

Solo Recital

Tonight we had a wonderful solo recital in the Catholic Cathedral College Hall. There was a great range of instruments; violins, a viola, flutes, trombones, pianos and a saxophone. All performers played really well – it was a very entertaining evening. Congratulations to all involved

Happy Easter/ Office closure

Happy Easter from all of us here at CSM-we hope you all have a restful break. The CSM office will close on Thursday 13 April at 4.00pm and open again on Monday 1 May at 9am. The phone and emails will be cleared a few times over the break. 

Camerata Strings in Concert

Back to Bach – Camerata Strings, conductor Patrick Shepherd

Sunday 12 March 2017 at 3pm, St Augustine’s Church, Cracroft Terrace, Christchurch
$10 waged; $5 unwaged; $20 families (available at the door)

This programme focuses almost exclusively on the music of JS Bach, with the jewel in the crown being the evergreen Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major. Mozart’s Divertimento no.1 takes us briefly into the classical period. Other works featured include Bach’s ”Little Fugue” in G minor, the Prelude in D Major BWV 589 and Fugue in D minor (from “The Art of Fugue”). Graeme Koehne’s beautiful homage to Bach, “To His Servant Bach”, concludes the concert.

Term 1 begins

Happy New Year to all our families and supporters. We are busy in the office processing your enrolments and getting ready for the new year.

Term 1 starts on Saturday 11 February and the week days following. We look forward to seeing you all.

Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions.

Outreach Band Results 2016

Congratulations to all the these Outreach Band students on your wonderful results!

NAME INSTRUMENT GRADE RESULT
ABIGAIL ROSINA MITCHELL FLUTE 6 M
ADRIAN FRANCE DRUMS 2 M Rock & pop
AILIE ROBERTSON FLUTE 7 P
ALTHEA KHIRSTY  JAMES FLUTE 5 M
BENJI HITCHINS TRUMPET 3 D
CHARLOTTE GWENDOLINE  BORCOSKIE CLARINET 2 M
DAISY  YORK CLARINET 4 M
DAMON  NOAKES CLARINET 2 M
DANIEL  HAWKEY-D’AETH TRUMPET 4 M
DANIEL  NIEUWENHUIZE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 4 D
DECLAN  O’CONNELL JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 5 D
DOMINIC ALEXANDER GORNY DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
DOUGLAS  MCPHAIL JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE 3 M
ELLA CATRIN  MATTHEWS TRUMPET 4 D
EMILY DAWN  GALBRAITH FLUTE 3 D
EZRA JAMES HOWELL BASS GUITAR 5 P Rock & pop
FAYA ARITI  WAYMAN CLARINET 2 M
FERDINAND S  HITCHINGS-ANSTICE JAZZ TROMBONE 4 M
GEORGINA MAY  COCKFIELD CLARINET 2 D
HAMISH  FRANCE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 P
HANNAH CATHERINE  WHITE FLUTE 2 M
HENRY  MCMECKING JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 5 P
ISAAC  MACDONALD JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 M
ISLA CHRISTINE  FISHER ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 M
ISOLDE  JOHNSON FLUTE 3 P
JACK  UTTERIDGE-DAVIE CLARINET 3 M
JAMIE BENNETT BASS GUITAR 4 M Rock & pop
JAMIE HUNT FRENCH HORN 3 P
JAMIE  BARR JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 P
JAMIE  BENNETT TROMBONE 3 P
JUDSON MICHAEL GODFREY BAMFORD DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
KARA  BALMER CLARINET 5 M
KRISTY  WINCHESTER FLUTE 3 M
LAUREN  MURFIN JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 P
LEON BIRD DRUMS 4 M Rock & pop
LEVI FRANKS DRUMS 2 M Rock & pop
LIAM CHARLES  ROONEY CLARINET 5 M
LIAM HENRY MITCHELL BASS GUITAR 4 P Rock & pop
LOUISE  CRONJE FLUTE 2 M
LUCA BENJAMIN SEAN  PURCEL FLUTE 3 M
LUCY  WATT CLARINET 4 D
LUKE MENZIES DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
MEG  MACDONALD FLUTE 2 M
MIA BRINGEN TRUMPET 3 M
MIA CLEUGH CLARINET 5 M
MIA CLEUGH CLARINET 4 M
NATE CARLOS  OVENDALE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 D
PHILIPPA  BECKER CLARINET 3 M
PHOENIX QUINN ARANUI-EVANS DRUMS 4 M Rock & pop
RHEON  SALT ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 P
RICO SEBASTIAN  GAMBLE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 4 D
SADIE MCLOUGHLIN BASS GUITAR 4 M Rock & pop
SOPHIE FASTIER TRUMPET 5 P
SUI ELLIN TRUMPET 3 P
TESSA  MARSHALL CLARINET 4 M
THEO  BRETT-MARTIN TROMBONE 3 M
VICTORIA  ANDERSON FLUTE 5 M
WILLIAM DEREK  HANLON JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE 5 D
WILLIAM DEREK  HANLON CLARINET 6 D

Merry Christmas from CSM!

The CSM office will close at the end of the day on Tuesday 20 December and open again on Monday 9 January. We wish all our families, students and supporters a happy Christmas and relaxing holiday break. We look forward to another great year in 2017.

Great offer for 2017

PLAY MORE for Less!
We have an exciting offer for all new enrolments for 2017, where you will receive $775 worth of lessons* for just $450!

This includes
– 1 year of group lessons for beginners on recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, ukulele, guitar or voice (worth $525)
– FREE instrument hire where instruments are available (worth $110)
– FREE joining of a performance ensemble for the second semester (worth $140)

All you have to do is click here to enrol before January 15th, 2017: http://www.csm.org.nz/enrol/

*For Terms and Conditions,  2017-enrolment-offer-tc

We also have individual lessons and ensembles for a wide range of instruments available too, for any age and from beginner through to experienced – explore our website www.csm.org.nz to learn more.

 

 

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CSM Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to all our CSM Scholarship Winners. We had such a high standard of applicants this year and there were some difficult decisions to make. Thanks to everyone who applied – you were all amazing!
You can hear all our scholarship winners in concert on Thursday 8 December at 7pm in the Rangi-Ruru Theatre. Always a stunning concert so come along and enjoy a wonderful evening.
 
Here are the winners:
Seamus Hogan Scholarship: Sarang Roberts
UC CYO String scholarship: Renata van der Wal
UC CYO Brass scholarship: Connor Matthews
UC CYO Percussion: Michael Cai
CSMST Robert Perks Scholarship: Gavin Fleener
Canterbury Philharmonia Scholarship: Benny Schmidt
IRMT Scholarship: Olivia Shakespeare
CSMST Prue Cotton Scholarship: Mekaela Fleener and Heidi Cooper
CSMST Savage Club Junior Strings scholarship: Elizabeth Cox and Leon Harman
CSMST Savage Club Junior Wind, Brass or Percussion: Nellie Manning
CSM Nancy Stewart scholarship: Victoria Andersen
CSMST Mark Hodgkinson scholarship: Theo Brett-Martin
CSMST Jay Mann scholarship: Danielle Saxon
CSM Jazz and Rock scholarship: Jamie Bennet
CSMST Outreach Band scholarship: Benji Hitchens
CSMST Outreach Strings scholarship: Paolo Reid
CSMST Marjorie Williams Chamber Music Pianist: Kate Gluyas
CSMST Janet and John Emeleus Scholarship: Leilani Amataiti
Music Education Canterbury scholarship: Grace Langford