Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival

Learn, play, perform in New Zealand.

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 three fun-filled days of festivities. See bands, orchestras, choirs, bell ringers, ensembles, percussion groups, jazz groups, stage bands, guitar ensembles, tin whistlers…

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Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival

Learn, play, perform in New Zealand.

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 three fun-filled days of festivities. See bands, orchestras, choirs, bell ringers, ensembles, percussion groups, jazz groups, stage bands, guitar ensembles, tin whistlers…

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29 June - 5 July 2020 | 28 June - 4 July 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.
    Board your coach and travel south to Rotorua.
  • Hotel Check In Check into your accommodation before having dinner with your fellow travellers.
2 Rotorua
  • Morning Performances This morning will include either performance opportunities at local schools, rehearsal time and/or local sightseeing opportunities.
  • Activity: Zorb Rotorua Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball with your friends and slip and slide 250m downhill.
  • Agrodome Welcome Function Get ready for a fun packed hour of entertainment and education with the Agrodome’s unique farm show.
  • Dance Party The lights are dimmed for the first after dinner dance party!
3 Rotorua
  • Morning Performances This morning will include either performance opportunities at local schools, rehearsal time and/or local sightseeing opportunities.
  • Public Concert After lunch, enjoy an entertaining concert.
  • First Rehearsal Join your fellow classmates for your first Honours Band and Festival Specialist Group rehearsal.
  • Tamaki Maori Village 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
  • Morning Performances The first part of your day will include either performance opportunities at local schools, rehearsal time and/or local sightseeing opportunities.
  • Activity: Hell's Gate Thermal Park Explore boiling mud pools and enjoy a thermal mud foot bath.
  • Second Rehearsal After lunch join your fellow classmates for your second Honours Band and Festival Specialist Group rehearsal.
  • Public Concert After dinner, enjoy another exciting public performance.
5 Rotorua
  • Performance After breakfast, it's time for your Master Classes and Special Clinics!
  • Clinic 1 Choose from a list supplied by music director Grant Burns.
  • Third Rehearsal Join your fellow classmates for your third Honours Band and Festival Specialist Group rehearsal.
  • Lunch
  • Clinic 2 Choose from a list supplied by music director Grant Burns.
  • Fourth Rehearsal Join your fellow classmates for your fourth Honours Band and Festival Specialist Group rehearsal.
  • Public Concert After dinner, enjoy another exciting public performance.
6 Rotorua
  • Morning Activities Today is a day of fun and celebration as you take part in local sightseeing opportunities.
  • Activity: Velocity Valley Choose from 1 of 4 thrillseeking activities including the agrojet, swoop, schweeb and freefall extreme!
  • Activity: Skyline Rotorua Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes as the Skyline Gondola carries you 450m above Queenstown! Adventurers can opt to make their way back through the Canadian pine forests via Luging – burn it up or cruise at your own pace!
  • Presentation Night 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 that continues on in the hotel ballroom.
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.

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