Marimba Festival

2021 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 terms 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 Cat Rowllings Auckland, Jeremy Hantler Tauranga or Ali Caldwell Dunedin.

The Auckland Marimba Festival will take place in the Barfoot and Thompson Stadium in Kohimarama. The 2021 date is Saturday, August 28. To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the  Auckland Registration Form

Auckland Playthrough Dates:
    • Playthough 1:   March 27 2021  2.00-4.00pm
      Wairau Intermediate – Becroft Drive, Forrest Hill
    • Playthrough 2: Saturday 15th May 2.00-4.00pm - Term II, Week 2
      Konini School, 44 Withers Rd, Glen Eden
    • Playthrough 3:Saturday 31st July 2.00-4.00pm - Term III, Week 1
      Konini School, 44 Withers Rd, Glen Eden

      The Tauranga Marimba Festival:  Wednesday  3rd November 2021.   To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Tauranga Registration Form
      Tauranga Rehearsal Venue: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
      Tauranga Rehearsal Dates
          • Playthrough 1: 20th March  2021 is the launch and workshop Festival.
          • Playthrough 2
          • Playthrough 3: .

      Please contact Jeremy or Cherrie for any further queries.

      The Dunedin Marimba Festival 2021. TBA. Festival venue to be confirmed, To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Dunedin Registration Form

      Dunedin Rehearsal Venue
      Dunedin Rehearsal Dates 
          • Workshop Launch
          • Festival
      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.