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Archives: Arts Groups

Rock Bands

Long Bay College contemporary Musicians are able to form Rock Bands with the support of the Music Department. Students may practice in P1 and PR5 at any time when these rooms are not being used by the teaching staff (including Drum and Bass Lessons in PR5). Rock groups are student led and self-formed with support …

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Voxette

Voxette is Long Bay College’s premier auditioned choir. The group participates in many competitions and concerts and is directed by Mrs Rhianna Maker. Highlights throughout the year include ‘The Big Sing’ National Choral Competition and ‘Voxette Camp’, which is held at Shakespeare Regional Park. Rehearsals are from 3:30pm to 5pm on Tuesdays in the school …

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Showquest

Be a part of Showquest! Students create, produce and perform an original theatrical production. It consists of constructed costumes and props which are presented in a choreographed, themed mini-spectacular. The Showquest performance also features audio tracks, optional video tracks, themes, choreography, dance, and lighting. The show is performed in front of an audience of peers, …

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String Orchestra

This is a group for the orchestral strings – violins, violas, cellos and double basses. We play a wide range of music including film, music, classical and popular music. This group rehearses at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Contact Mrs Rhianna Maker in the Music Department or by email: rmaker@lbc.school.nz.

Jazz Combo

The groups are for players of Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums. We focus on music in the jazz style, which includes swing, blues, rock, Latin, and many others in between. You will learn how to improvise and how to play together with a group. There are many different levels of Jazz Combo at …

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Instrument Tuition

Every Long Bay College student has the opportunity to receive tuition in a wide variety of musical instruments (including voice). Itinerant musicians visit the school during the day and for weekly lessons. The students benefit by learning a new instrument or developing their skills in a musical instrument of their choice. Students who take Music …

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Concert Band

Concert Band is the school’s top woodwind and brass ensemble and meet before school on Wednesdays to work on playing together as a group and cover a wide range of awesome pieces. They represent the school in school concerts, in the community and at festivals around the country. Entry into this group is by audition. …

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Big Band

Big Band is the school’s top jazz group.  Rehearsals are on Thursday mornings from 7:30am to 8:30am to work on playing jazz repertoire and learning to improvise. They represent the school in school concerts, out in the community and at Jazz festivals around the country. All students in this group must also join the Concert …

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Talent Quest

If you love music, art, dance, drama or simply have a unique quirky talent, then this is the competition for you! The talent quest is an awesome supportive way to celebrate our school’s talent and perhaps get your name out in the community. Winners may perform at school assemblies. See Mr Perkins in the Drama …

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