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 2020 Junior Squad Performances:

APPA Music Festival, 7:30pm at Auckland’s Town Hall on Wed 4th November 2020

NZ Ukulele Festival 12pm – 3pm at Trusts Arena on Sat 7th November 2020 (rain day Sun 8th 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 2020 Senior Squad Performances:

NZ Ukulele Festival 12pm – 3pm at Trusts Arena on Sat 7th November 2020 (rain day Sun 8th 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 2020 squads are now open.

Application for 2020 Junior squad

Application for 2020 Senior squad

 

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