Fes­ti­val in its 75th year

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Were your chil­dren in­volved in the APPA mu­sic fes­ti­val this year?

The Auck­land Pri­mary and In­ter­me­di­ate Schools’ Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its 73rd year.

More than 4500 chil­dren from schools across Auck­land per­form in eight con­certs on eight dif­fer­ent nights.

Some of the finest young mu­si­cians are those who take part in the APPA three-day course. Th­ese groups get to­gether in term three and then spend week­ends and af­ter school time prac­tis­ing for their big show.

The ma­jor schol­ar­ship win­ners from the North­ern Dis­tricts Knights Tem­plar Foun­da­tion Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion held at Kings School in Oc­to­ber also have an op­por­tu­nity to per­form. This com­pe­ti­tion is now recog­nised as the top com­pe­ti­tion for pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate age mu­si­cians in the greater Auck­land area.

The con­certs also in­clude school groups rep­re­sent­ing Maori, Samoan, Cook Is­land and Chi­nese cul­tures each night.

The last three con­certs in the se­ries are on November 20, 26 and 27 at the Auck­land Town Hall.

School days: The APPA mu­sic fes­ti­val in­volves thou­sands of chil­dren each year.

Our videog­ra­pher at­tended one of the con­certs and has cre­ated a great clip of some of the high­lights. Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bournews.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to see it.

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