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Newsletter

TIS ARTS

Volume 3 March 13 2014

Dear Students, Parents and Caregivers, This week we are focusing on opportunities! Opportunities to play instruments, to sing, to act, to dance, to perform, to learn, to be part of something awesome and to be entertained. In this weeks volume we will be telling you exactly what’s going on in the Arts this year and just how you can get inspired and involved. We encourage you to mark the events, concerts and opportunities on your calendars. Make it your goal to participate in at least one cultural opportunity this year at Tauranga Intermediate School. Challenging ourselves and being actively involved in positive events are great ways to achieve success and build confidence. Be an opportunist and get the most out of this year at Tauranga Intermediate School. Have a great week everybody! Tauranga Intermediate Arts Department

Don’t forget to check out the Trivia Question at the end of this Newsletter and put your answer in the yellow box outside the Performing Arts Office.

If you would like to receive a copy of this newsletter via our email database please contact Sabrina Jackson at sabrinaj@tauranga-int.school.nz to be included on a mailing list. [1]


... Time 7.45 am 8.45am

I Said Hey! Monday

...

Tuesday

What’s Going On? Wednesday

Thursday

Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard

( Music Suite)

( Music Suite)

( Music Suite)

( Music Suite)

Mrs. Croad

Mrs. Croad

Mrs. Croad

Mrs. Croad

Block 1

Singing

8.45am 10.50am

( Band Room)

... Friday Saxophone / Brass (Music Suite) Mr and Mrs Alexander

Boys Choir (hall) Matua Atirau

Scott Braid

Interval Block 2 11.10a m -1.00pm

Saxophone/ Clarinet

Singing

(Band Room)

Scott Braid

Lunch

Saxophone/ Clarinet

Mrs Jones

Rockband Jess

Mrs Stewart Rockband - Jess

Electric Guitar / Bass ( Band Room ) Mr Campbell Flute - 1.45pm

Violin

Flute

Flute

(Music Suite )

( Music Suite)

( Music Suite)

Shelby Maples Orchestra (Dance Suite)

Mrs Stewart Rockband - Jess

Mrs Stewart

Rockband Jess

(Band Room)

Mrs Jones Violin

Block 3 2.00pm 3.00pm

Pacific Rim Band Matua Atirau

( Band Room)

Flute -1.45pm ( Music Suite)

Special Choir - Mrs Storey

Assembly

Guitar (Music Suite) Hedley Timbs

3.00pm -

Guitar (Band Room)

Guitar (Band Room) Allan Campbell

Allan Campbell

Drums (Music Suite) Carl Homersham

Guitar (Band Room) Allan Campbell

Drums - Jed Dawkins (Mobile Caravan)

Drums (Music Suite )

Nic Ririnui

Choir (Dance / Drama Suite) Mrs Storey

All cultural opportunities are published in the daily notices. It is vital that your students collect notices from the Music Office if they are interested in participating. [2]


Tauranga Intermediate School’s Performance Opportunities 2014!! - Kids Rock – 18th September at Tahatai Coast Primary School

- J Rock –16th/17th June at Baycourt Theatre

- Band Quest -21st August at Baycourt Theatre

J Rock is the Intermediate and Primary School version of the National Stage Challenge. An 8 minute production told through dance and mime, to a pre- recorded soundtrack. The message and theme chosen by each J Rock team must be conveyed clearly and passionately in the 8 minute time frame. This is a chance for any young aspiring actors and dancers to show off their skills on a national level. We have already started auditioning for JRock and the wonderful Mrs. Stull from Totara House will be doing the dance choreography for the event.

Held annually, Kidzrock is a great performance opportunity for our school rock bands. Throughout the day workshops are held for the different instruments in a standard rock band including singing and performance workshops. Guest speakers from the New Zealand music industry also talk to the students about being in a band and the dedication involved. At the end of the day the students and guest performers put on a concert. This year Tauranga Intermediate’s Band will be writing an original song for the performance.

The Annual Rockshop Band Quest will be held at Baycourt again this year. Last year Tauranga Intermediate School won 1st place in the Bay Of Plenty region and won numerous top musician awards. We are looking to place in the National Finals this year so work will begin for this performance in Term 2.

- Fresh moves - 24th/25th June Fresh moves is a local event to promote dance in the community. It will be held the week after J-Rock and focuses on Dance only. If you did not audition for J-Rock because you don’t consider yourself an actor but you think you can dance, this is the opportunity for you. Come and see Jess and Ms. Storey in the Performing Arts Office for further information.

How to get involved in Kids Rock and the Band Quest: Audition for the Term 2/ 3 Rock bands. Practice your instrument every day! [3]


Tauranga Intermediate School’s Performance Opportunities 2014!!

Music Festival 1 - 5 September at Baycourt Theatre Every year we gather up our finest singers and head to Baycourt for the Tauranga Primary School’s Music Festival. Our strongest singers will get the opportunity to sing solo’s in front of 500 people in the wonderful Baycourt Theatre. This year’s theme is: ‘A Night With The Stars’ directed by our fabulous head of Arts Ms.Carol Storey and Selwyn Ridge’s Mrs. Andrea Meredith. This is a great opportunity to be part of something awesome! How do I get involved: Be a part of the Tauranga Intermediate School Choir and sing your heart out!

- Ukulele Club with Liz Tamblyn Our Ukulele club kicked off last week, with great numbers, but we would love to see more of you having a go! It is held every Wednesday Lunch time from 1:15pm in the Music Room. The club is taken by very well known accomplished musician Liz Tamblyn. How to get involved: Come and pick up a notice from the Performing Arts Office.

Arts Week 2014. November 24 - 28 In Term 4 we will be running a whole school focus on the Arts at Tauranga Intermediate. Make sure you keep an eye on the daily notices to find out what you can get involved in.

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...What’s Going On ... upcoming Concerts...

...This year at T.I.S... Revolution Tour – Thursday 22nd May at Tauranga Intermediate School Hall FACT: A major international study ranked New Zealand the second-worst country in the world for the level of bullying in Primary/ Intermediate Schools. The talented Revolution Team tour New Zealand Schools every year to try and change this shocking statistic. Through Dance, Drama and Music they spread a positive anti-bullying message across New Zealand. This is a must see students not only for the message, but also for the outstanding performance.

Okkrew – Thursday 29th May at T.I.S Fresh from their Television Success on New Zealand’s Got Talent, Te Toka Tu Moana proudly presents OKKREW in the ‘TaneroreGod of Haka’ Show. Featuring routines from New Zealand’s Got Talent, Okkrew bring their dynamic dance style, athleticism and their raw haka energy to our school for one show only! This is coming up in Term two so don’t miss out! Strike Percussion! – Thursday 23rd October at T.I.S Strike is still a wee while away so we will make sure to remind you nearer the time, however we are so excited to have these guys perform at T.I.S we have to tell you about it now! STRIKE's original music, dynamic presentation and creative flexibility have wowed, entertained, surprised and impressed audiences within New Zealand and around the world. With orchestras, a brass band, dancers, school children, actors, film makers: STRIKE stretches the boundaries. We will be welcoming their show to Tauranga Intermediate School in Term 4! [5]


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Brodee Kennedy Room: 5 Age: 12 This week we interviewed our Star Drummer from last year’s production “A Most Triumphant Tale” “What house are you in?” “Mighty Manuka House!” “Do you play an Instrument? How long have you been playing?” “I play the Drums, I’ve been playing for 9 years.” “Who inspired you to play? Who do you look up to?” “Fleet Wood Mac, I love the Drummer, Mic Fleetwood” “What’s your favourite song to listen to and/or play?” “Tusk, by Fleet Wood Mac.” “Do any family members play an instrument?” “My Dad used to sing and play the drums, and my Little sister sings.” “What do you do in your spare time?” “Play drums, Go to friends house, go to the skate park. video games.” “Did you audition for a school band?” “Yes, definitely. I made it in, and we will be performing at The Jazz Festival as part of The Young Guns of The Blues concert on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.” “Do you have any other artistic hobbies?” “I like drawing.” “Who teaches you Drums?” “I teach myself. My uncle brought a drum kit and wanted to play the Drums, he gave me a few lesson when I was 5 years old. Since then I have taught myself by ear. So basically I listen to songs and play what I hear.” “If you got stuck on an island what three things would you take?” “Drums – of course. I’d take my iPod with my solar powered charger and my XBox, also with my solar powered television.”

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TEACHER PROFILE Name: Mrs Kneesch “What house are you from?” “Mighty Tawa Dragons!” “What do you like best about working at Tauranga Intermediate and why?” “Working with the kids, I enjoy the diversity of the characters in my classroom.” “What do you like to do in your spare time?” “Enduro-X, Cross fit, exploring, hiking, snow boarding, going out for dinner!” “What is Enduro-X?” “It’s a motor sport. Instead of biking on a track you ride over anything and everything; cars, shipping containers, steep hills, rivers, trees, all the fun stuff.” “Whoa that’s brave! Do you compete?” “Yes, I do, I came 3rd in the Women’s Nut Buster Race in Christchurch in October 2013. In April I’m doing the “No Way In Hell” Enduro-X in Operau. I’m really looking forward to that one!” “What kind of music do you like to listen to? Who are your favourite artists/ bands?” “I love music in general, I really enjoy listening to artists like Lauren Hill, Lilly Allen, Eminem and Billie Holiday.” “Do you have any musical or artistic hobbies/ passions? If yes, what are they?” “I love to sing and play Piano. I used to sing in a covers band in my early twenties and when I was 17 my friend and I had an original’s band. We played in Cafe’s and Bars in Palmerston North.” “Who inspires you?” “Lauren Hill inspires me in a musical sense. In life, my mum inspires me, I look up to her a lot, she is awesome.” “Do you come from a musical/ artistic family?” “Yes, my parents are both Professional Classical musicians. They can play Piano, Organ, Clarinet, Violin, Flute, Trombone and the Saxophone. They are both very talented! My Dad is a Musical Conductor in Taupo.” “Apart from teaching at Tauranga Intermediate of course, what would your dream job be?” “Rock Star or Education Psychologist.”

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STAR PROFILE Name: Te Atirau Ohia. This week we asked our superstar Youth Mentor, Sport Coach and Boys Choir teacher some questions about his exciting role at Tauranga Intermediate!

“What is your role at Tauranga Intermediate?” “School Mentor” “What house are you in?” “Matai!!” “Do you sing or play any insrtuments? If so, how long for?” “Yeah I sing a little and play the guitar. Been doing it for around 15 years.” “What made you get into the Arts?” “I come from an artistic and musical family. Some of my whanau are famous including; Stan Walker, Ria Hall, and Awanui Reeder (Nesian Mystic). It was easy to get into music when it was always around us.” “What type of music do you listen to? Who would be your favourite?” “I listen to all sorts. When I was growing up I loved bands like Metallica, Guns n Roses, and Skid Row. These days I listen to more Reggae and Polyfunk music. Bob Marley is still my favourite artist of all time.” “What do you do in your spare time?” “I try to stay active by playing sport and surfing. I love hanging out with my family. I’m also in a band.” “Do you look up to anyone in particular?” “I look up to Mr Potaka, Jess and Ms Storey for playing awesome songs in assembly.” “What do you like best about working at Tauranga Intermediate and why?” “There’s always lots going on at T.I.S. I love that I can be involved in Music and Sport. There’s cool staff members and some super talented kids. I also teach the Boys Choir and take the Pacific Rim Band every Thursday which I really enjoy”

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Want to learn how to play? Enrol Today! Pick up a notice from the Performing Arts Office.

Instrument Guitar

Teacher

Day

Place

Allan Campbell

Mon, Tue, Wed Music Band 3.00pm - 4.30pm Room

5760154

Bass / Electric Guitar Guitar

Allan Campbell

Wed 1.00pm -3.00pm

Music Band Room

5760154 0274903541

Hedley Timbs

Music Suite

21261994

Keyboard

Anne Croad

Music Suite

5787899

Drums

Carl Homersham Nic Ririnui Jed Dawkins

Singing

Scott Braid

Thursday 1.30pm - 3.30pm Mon-Thur 7.45am - 8.45 am Monday Thursday Tuesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Tuesday 9.00am - 1.00pm

Flute

Mrs Stewart

Music Suite

5765065

Clarinet/sax/ trombone Concert Band Saxophone

Mrs Jones

Tues, Wed 1.45pm -2.45pm Monday 12.30 - 3.00pm

Music Band Room Dance Suite.

5424141

Mrs Alexander

Friday 7.45 8.45am

Music Suite

5765725

Brass – Trumpet Trombone Violin

Mr. Stenbo Alexander

Friday 7.45 - 8.45 am

Music Suite

5765725

Shelby Maples

Monday Music Band 1.00pm - 3.00pm Room

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Phone

Music Suite

02040005008/ 075524481 Mobile Caravan 0220378620 07 5441062 Music Band 221753751 Room

278120720

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