Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival

28 June – 4 July 2021 | 27 June – 3 July 2022

Once a year, the New Zealand hills are alive with the sound of music. Since its launch in 2001, our signature event Rhapsody Rotorua has become New Zealand’s premier youth music festival. Join hundreds of music enthusiasts for a week of festivities. See bands, orchestras, choirs, bell ringers, ensembles, percussion groups, jazz groups, stage bands, guitar ensembles, tin whistlers and…

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Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival

28 June – 4 July 2021 | 27 June – 3 July 2022

Once a year, the New Zealand hills are alive with the sound of music. Since its launch in 2001, our signature event Rhapsody Rotorua has become New Zealand’s premier youth music festival. Join hundreds of music enthusiasts for a week of festivities. See bands, orchestras, choirs, bell ringers, ensembles, percussion groups, jazz groups, stage bands, guitar ensembles, tin whistlers and…

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28 June - 4 July 2021 | 27 June - 3 July 2022

Dates

  • 28 Jun 2021

Highlights

Evening Concert PerformancesPerformance AdjudicationLocal School Visits & PerformancesMusic Workshops & MasterclassesMaori Cultural ActiviesAdventure Activities

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Your Adventure

1 Rotorua
  • Welcome to Rotorua! Fly into Auckland International Airport. Meet your Tour Director and board your coach and travel south to Rotorua.
2 Rotorua
  • Zorb Rotorua visit A unique New Zealand invention, superman dive into a giant inflatable ball with your friends and slip and slide 250m downhill.
  • Local School Performance or Rehearsals This afternoon will include either performance opportunities at local schools, rehearsal time and/or local sightseeing opportunities.
  • Agrodome Welcome Gala Function Get ready for a fun packed hour of entertainment and education with the Agrodome’s unique farm show. After the show, enjoy dinner before the lights dim down for the opening dance party.
3 Rotorua
  • Local School Performance or Rehearsals This morning will include either performance opportunities at local schools or rehearsal time.
  • Public Concert After lunch, enjoy your first live public concert of the week.
  • First Honours Band and Specialist Groups Rehearsal Join your fellow classmates for your first honours band and festival specialist groups rehearsal.
  • Tamaki Maori Village visit A Tamaki village Maori guide will join you as you enjoy a different Maori experience. Learn the history of these proud people with a popular Maori concert. Experience the song, dance, poi and haka of the Maori. Afterwards enjoy an authentic Maori feast.
4 Rotorua
  • Optional: Hell's Gate Geothermal Park guided visit Hell's Gate Geothermal Park is the most active geothermal reserve in New Zealand, with unique features providing the opportunity for students to understand the processes that have formed today's landscape.
  • Second Honours Band and Specialist Groups Rehearsal After lunch join your fellow classmates for your second honours band and festival specialist groups rehearsal.
  • Public Concert After dinner, enjoy another exciting public performance.
5 Rotorua
  • Master Classes and Special Clinics After breakfast, it's time for your master classes and special clinics!
  • Clinic 1 Choose from a list supplied by music director.
  • Third Honours Band and Specialist Groups Rehearsal Join your fellow classmates for your third honours band and festival specialist groups rehearsal.
  • Lunch
  • Clinic 2 Choose from a list supplied by music director.
  • Public Concert After dinner, enjoy another exciting public performance.
6 Rotorua
  • Optional: Velocity Valley visit Choose from 1 of 4 thrill-seeking activities
    Agrojet
    New Zealand’s Fastest Jet-Boating experience. Ride in a 13 foot, 450 horsepower, jet propelled race boat. This will deliver you up to 100 km per hour in 4.5 seconds. Safety is paramount so you have a full race harness, roll cage and a professional driver. You will experience G forces not unlike formula one race cars.

    Swoop
    Enjoy a real adrenaline buzz. One, two, three people at a time are placed in hang gliding harnesses, raised to a height of 40 metres. You pull the rip-cord and experience the feeling of flying, reaching speeds of 130 km per hour and a G -Force of 3!!!

    Shweeb Racer
    The Shweeb velodrome is the world’s first human-powered monorail racetrack. It consists of two 200 metre long overhead rail circuits that vary in height between two and four metres above the ground. Under the tracks hang high performance pedal powered vehicles.Riders sit back in the recumbent position and due to the minimal resistance riders reach speeds of up to 60 km per hour!

    Freefall Xtreme
    You've found the home of body flying in New Zealand – this is the Southern Hemisphere’s only freefall skydive simulator. Experience the sensation of flying unattached up to 5 metres in the air on a 150 km per hour column of wind.
  • Optional: Skyline Rotorua visit Gondola and 2 Luge rides
    Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes as the Skyline Gondola carries you 450 metres up above Rotorua and Lake Rotorua to the Luge start zone. Enjoy 2 Luge rides while here… hurtle down a winding track through Redwood forests for over 1 km. Burn it up or cruise steadily. Stop to see the scenery at the bottom and catch the chairlift back to the top. Great viewing is provided from the lookout. Visit the Jelly Belly Room and pick out your favourites along with enjoying the art gallery featuring jelly beans.
  • Presentation night at Skyline Rotorua Enjoy a delicious dinner before the special school presentation where awards of gold, silver and bronze certificates will be presented to all participating groups.
  • Dance Party Have fun mixing with your fellow attendees at a student dance party.
7 Rotorua
  • Farewell New Zealand After your final breakfast in Rotorua, it’s time to bid farewell to NZ as you board your flight back home.
  • Optional: Hobbiton guided visit The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
  • Optional Auckland Extension Extend your tour and spend the night in Auckland.
8 Optional Extension: Auckland
  • Farewell New Zealand Depart Auckland and return home.

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