Co-Curricular Music


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 2019 the Jazz Band was awarded a Silver.
In 2018 the Jazz Band won Gold and received the ‘Chairperons Command Performance Award’.
Jazz Band Director: Mr Hamish Arthur


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


Students work towards the Smoke-free Rock Quest and various performance opportunities.
2018: Minutes to Monday – placed in the top 30 bands in NZ.
2018: One student placed first in the regional solo section.
2017: Minutes to Monday – placed in the top 9 bands in NZ

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Rachel Larcombe


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 Tuesday.

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


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 2019 the Concert Band won a Silver Award at the KBB Music Festival.
In 2018 the Concert Band won a Bronze Award at the KBB Music Festival.

Musical Director: Mrs Rachel Larcombe. 


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

Director: Mr Andy Smith.


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 
  • Play it Strange Song Writing
  • APO School’s Education Programme
  • I-Ticket Showdown School Musical Awards
  • Composition competitions
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.

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