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:
19th & 20th July – 2 day school holiday workshop (9am to 2pm)
22 August 2021 – Sunday rehearsal (1pm to 4pm)
19 September 2021 – Sunday rehearsal (1pm to 4pm)
31 October 2021 – Sunday rehearsal (1pm to 4pm)
3 November 2021 – APPA Music Festival
20 November 2021 – NZ Ukulele Festival 12pm – 3pm at Trusts Arena (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?
2021 NZ Ukulele Junior Squad Application – applications close 12 July 2021
Applications for the 2021 senior squad will open shortly.
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