Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Throughout the journey, from a fledging kotuku through…
Every two years Mrs Taula and teachers of her cluster group “8ve” bring their music students from across Auckland to join together at Auckland Girls Grammar for a day filled with instrumental and choral workshops ending with a massive combined concert programme.
What originally started as an occasion for music teachers to spend a mixed music lesson day together has now turned into a monumentous event for students and audience members. Rutherford College’s music department has been part of this since its very humble beginnings in 2010 with many of its ex-music students returning as professional musicians and as guest performers.
The choir was led by Steven Rapana, songwriters workshop led by ex-student Petaia Fata, the string orchestra led by John Segar and the concert band led by our own band director Chad Davenport.
We were also very fortunate to have Revere speak to us about their journey as performing artists and perform for us.
This year along side the Concert Band; the Senior Band, members of the String Ensemble and a series of our Junior vocalists participated in a variety of joint musical numbers. The evening ended with all students involved singing “Ke Arona”.
Special thanks to Mrs Taula and the other teachers on making this all possible and creating a day and night filled with wonder and happiness.