Festival in its 75th year
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.