Marimba Festival

2020 ONZA Marimba Festival: Songs from Papatūānuku

DUE TO THE DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY COVID -19  THE MARIMBA FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED TO 2021

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:
    • Playthough 1:
    • Playthough 2:
    • Playthough 3:
The Tauranga Marimba Festival will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II Youth Centre.  date is  To register your school or organisation for this wonderful event click on the Tauranga Registration Form
Tauranga Rehearsal Venue
Tauranga Rehearsal Dates
      • Playthrough 1:
      • Playthrough 2
      • Playthrough 3: .

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
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.