Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
At the beginning of Term 1, students will have the opportunity to audition for a place in the Cobham Orchestra. From the full School Orchestra, the Orchestra conductor will invite more experienced musicians to be in the Chamber Orchestra later in Term 1.
School Rock Band & School Jazz Band
(Subject to availability of staff and suitable rehearsal spaces in 2023)
Auditions will be held for a Rock Band and Jazz Band. A certain degree of experience and skill will be required for these bands.
Rock Band: Vocalists, Drums, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar
Jazz Band: Woodwind, Brass, Keyboard
** ALL Auditions for Chorale/Choir/Orchestra/Bands will be announced in the daily school notices. It is important to keep an eye on these notices for more information.
Choir/Chorale/Orchestra/Rock Band/Jazz Band Fee
If your child is successful in joining any of these groups, a one-off fee of $40 will be added to your school account. This amount contributes towards the operating costs for the year and enables us to be able to offer a superior music programme at Cobham. It will also cover any buses if required for Music performances. Please ensure this amount is paid promptly.
Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival Representative Groups
1. Rep Senior Choir/2. Rep Orchestra/3. Rep Concert Band
Please note: Students can audition for these groups if they have already been accepted into the Cobham Chorale (elite singing group) or the Cobham Orchestra. Students MUST CONTRIBUTE to these school groups to be eligible to audition and represent Cobham for the Christchurch Music Festival Representative Groups.