NZ Ukulele Squad

NZ UKULELE SQUAD

Te Kapa Ukurere o Aotearoa

An opportunity for talented ukulele students to develop their musicianship. They play in four sections, like an orchestra. This is an extension of the Kiwilele Ukulele Education program.
NZ Ukulele Trust commissions music to be written or arranged for the Squads.

 

NZ UKULELE JUNIOR SQUAD

Rangatahi o te Ukurere o Aotearoa

For year 5 to 8 students

                                                               Introducing The 2019 NZ Ukulele Junior Squad!

 

Empowering youth to develop their ukulele musicianship, confidence and performance skills.

Upcoming 2021 Junior Squad Performances:

APPA Music Festival, Wednesday 3rd November 2021

NZ Ukulele Festival 12pm – 3pm at Trusts Arena on Sat 20th November 2021 (rain day Sun 21st November)

 

NZ UKULELE SENIOR SQUAD

Rangatira o te Ukurere of Aotearoa

For year 9 to 13 students

Inspiring  leaders by giving them confidence, valuable teaching, performance and ukulele skills. Past Senior Squad performsnces include the 2019 Kiwileles’ Dunedin concert, performed at the 2018 Ukulele Festival in Hawaii and a Christchurch tour in 2016.

Upcoming 2021 Senior Squad Performances:

NZ Ukulele Festival 12pm – 3pm at Trusts Arena on Sat 20th November 2021 (rain day Sun 21st November)

 

Starship Christmas Party

A group of Junior and Senior Squad members performed at the 2019 Starship Christmas Party on 19 December”

 

WANT TO JOIN THE SQUAD?

Applications for the 2021 squads will open early this year.

 

Philip Griffin

Philip Griffin is the talented Musical Director of The NZ Ukulele Squads.  With a Master of Music from Auckland University, he is an expert in string and fretted instruments, able to compose music for Ukulele Orchestras and has taught in classrooms in NZ and Australia.

Find out more about Philip here