Marimba Festival

2020 ONZA Marimba Festival: Songs from Papatūānuku

Lindo Francis Memorial Grant  information click HERE

The ONZA Marimba Festival will be conducted in Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin this year in term 3 and 4. 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 Auckland, Jeremy Hantler Taurange or Ali Caldwell Dunedin.

The Auckland Marimba Festival will take place in the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. The 2020 date is Saturday, 5th September. To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the  Auckland Registration Form

Auckland Playthrough Dates:
    • First get together: Sunday 16th February  2.00 - 4.00  Wairau Intermediate - (recording all pieces)
    • Playthough 1:  Saturday 29 February 2.00 - 4.00 Wairau Intermediate
    • Playthough 2: Saturday  9 May 2.00 - 4.00 TBA  [Either Kristin or Wairau Intermediate]
    • Playthough 3: Saturday 1  August 2.00 - 4.00 TBA  [Either Kristin or Wairau Intermediate]
The Tauranga Marimba Festival will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II Youth Centre. The 2020 date is Wednesday, 4th November. To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Tauranga Registration Form
Tauranga Rehearsal Venue
Matua School, Performance at QEII Youth Centre
Tauranga Rehearsal Dates
      • Playthrough 1: Saturday 7 March 2.00 - 4.00pm The launch of the new repertoire!
      • Playthrough 2 and ONZA workshop: Saturday 2 May        Time tba.
      • Playthrough 3: Saturday 27 June 2.00 - 4.00 pm
      • Playthrough 4: Wednesday 14 October 4.00 - 6.00pm
      • Dress rehearsal and performance: Wednesday 4 November at QEII Youth Centre.
      • Dress rehearsal 11.30 - 2.00 pm, performance 6.00 - 7.15 pm.

Please contact Jeremy or Cherrie for any further queries.

The Dunedin Marimba Festival will take place on Monday 9th November. Festival venue to be confirmed, To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Dunedin Registration Form

Dunedin Rehearsal Venue
St Clair School /Tahuna Intermediate  -  To be confirmed
Dunedin Rehearsal Dates 
      • Workshop Launch Saturday 28 March  1pm - 4pm  St Clair School
      • Festival Rehearsal Monday 9 November 10AM - 2pm Venue tbc
      • Festival Concert Monday 9 November  6pm - 7:15pm Venus tbc
Please contact Ali Caldwell  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.