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Co-Curricular Music

Jazz Band

For brass, saxophone and rhythm section players.  This group rehearses on a Tuesday afternoon 3.15 - 4.30pm in the Theatre Studio.  The Jazz Band competes in the KBB Festival and performs at various assemblies and other performance opportunities.  The Jazz Band  perform at events like the Rotary Formal Dinners and tour local Primary Schools and Rest Homes.  

In 2018 the Jazz Band won Gold and received the 'Chairperons Command Performance Award'
In 2016 and 2017 the Jazz Band was awarded a Silver.

Jazz Band Director: Mr Hamish Arthur

Chamber Choir

An auditioned choir for boys and girls that rehearse on Friday morning 7.40-8.30am and Sectionals: Friday Break 1.  This group will have various exciting performance opportunities during the year. 

Chamber Choir Director: Mrs Rachel Larcombe & Ms Sarah Redford.  
Vocal Coach: Ms Sarah Radford.  
Accompanist: Mr Mark Bradley

Rock Bands

Students work towards the Smoke-free Rock Quest. 
Previously, the band Minutes to Monday won Peoples Choice Award at the Regionals.  This gives the band the opportunity to submit a video for selection for the National Finals.  The band gained entry into the National Finals in 2017.  Only 9 bands from NZ were selected.
2017: Minutes to Monday - placed in the top 9 bands in NZ
2014: Rock Band gained entry in to the Regional's for the Smoke-Free Rock Quest
2015: Rock Band won First Place in the Rock Section of the Play It Strange Songwriting Competition.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Rachel Larcombe

Chamber Groups

This year we have a String Ensemble and Flute Ensemble.  All ensembles perform at the annual Music Showcase.

String Ensemble: Director: Ms Belinda Carrigan.  This group rehearses on Friday, break  2 in the Theatre Studio.

Flute Ensemble: Mrs Clare Robinson.  This ensemble rehearses on Monday.

Percussion Ensemble: Mr Alex Freer.  This ensemble rehearses on Thursday and uses a wide range of percussion instruments - glockenspiels, vibraphone, drums, congas, shakers.....

Concert Band

This ensemble is for enthusiastic wind (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon); brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba) and percussion players and rehearses on Monday 3.15-4.15pm in the Theatre Studio.
The Concert Band will perform at assemblies, Music Showcase, KBB Music Festival and Junior Prizegiving.

In 2018 the Concert Band won a Bronze Award at the KBB Music Festival.

Musical Director: Mrs Rachel Larcombe. 

Guitar Ensemble

For budding guitarists to play together in a range of styles: jazz / rock.... Wednesday, break 1 in the Theatre Studio.

Director: Mr John McNab


‚Äč2014: I-Ticket Showdown Awards: Selwyn College was nominated for 16 Showdown awards. 
We won: Best Chorus, Best Sound - Andy Tsang and Best Musical Director - Mrs Rachel Larcombe

2015: I-Ticket Showdown Awards: Selwyn College was nominated for 12 Showdown awards. 
We won: Best Props - Kate Janes, Best Set - Duncan Allan and Best Musical Director - Mrs Rachel Larcombe

2017: Our House

2018: Best sound design: Sydney Kennedy
Best Choregraphy Performance - The cast of Dusty
Best Choral Performance - The cast of Dusty
Best Male in a Leading Role - Sam Frncks
Best Female in a Leading Role - Ruby Wills
Best Musical Director, Rachel Larcombe


Selwyn Music students may participate in the following music competitions:
  • Smokefree Rock Quest 
  • Chamber Music Contest
  • The Big Sing
  • Smokefree Tangata Beats     KBB Band Festival - Stage Band Play it Strange Song Writing
  • APO School's Education Programme
  • I-Ticket Showdown School Musical Awards
  • Young Singers in Harmony Competition
Come and support Selwyn Music by having lessons and joining one of our many Music groups and represent Selwyn College. See Ms Larcombe for information on Itinerant Music Lessons or any extra information on competitions or joining a Selwyn College Music Group.