Marimba Festival

2019 ONZA Marimba Festival: Songs from Ranginui

Lindo Francis Memorial Grant  information click HERE

The ONZA Marimba Festival will be conducted in Auckland and Tauranga this year in term 3 and 4 respectively. Teachers whose students participate in these events will have the opportunity to attend inspiring professional development, free of charge, once per term, to play through an exciting repertoire fully adaptable to suit their music curriculum goals. On the day of the festival itself, hundreds of students rehearse and perform the set in a mass celebration of music education.

If you are interested in this exciting event, you should contact Philippa Drake or Jeremy Hantler.

As with recent events, the Auckland Marimba Festival will take place in the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. The 2019 date is Saturday, August 31. To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Auckland Registration Form

Auckland Playthrough Dates:
Saturday 2 March 2.00 - 4.00 Wairau Intermediate - (recording all pieces)
Saturday 18 May 2.00 - 4.00 Wairau Intermediate
Saturday 3  August 2.00 - 4.00 Venue to be confirmed.
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Tauranga Marimba Festival: Songs from Ranginui
 Wednesday 6th November   6.00 - 7.15 pm
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Tauranga
To register your school or organisation click on the Tauranga Registration Form.
Tauranga Rehearsal Venue
 Matua Primary School, Tauranga
Tauranga Rehearsal Dates 
Wednesday 8th May 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Saturday 15th June 2.00 - 4.00pm
Wednesday 14th August 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 23rd October 4.00 - 6.00pm
Please contact Jeremy or Cherrie for any further queries.

To get a taste of the 2015 occasion, click on Marimba Festival Youtube clip, or visit the ONZA  Media page to view a range of thrilling videos based around the 2016 festival.