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Iriaka Orchestra and APO 4 Kids Performance

       In what has become a highly anticipated annual event – our 6th year now – we had a great day out at Auckland Town Hall. This year it was the turn of the Iriaka orchestra and their whanau to excitedly load onto buses in Otara and whiz down the...

Entertaining at Longford Park Village

What better way to spend a morning than sharing our music. Students from the Kupe and Tiki orchestra had a wonderful morning at Longford Park Retirement Village playing and singing and enjoying morning tea with the residents. This was a very valuable...

Senior Performance Group Live on WHAT NOW TV2

The Senior Performance Group appeared live on a WHAT NOW TV2 special filmed on location in Ōtara this morning. It was a great privilege in a music rich community such as South Auckland that the producers elected focus on the growth of orchestral music in the...

Kafesi Niue goes viral!

Auckland Town Hall, Vodafone Events Centre are great concert venues but nothing quite beats playing right in the heart of Otara town mall. We love sharing our music with our community. On Saturday a small group from the Kupe orchestra put on a great...

Ralph Nader – World class American Drum Corp Drummer

We love having fantastic musicians who are at the top of their game to perform for our Sistema Aotearoa students. This week WOW we had an absolute star, Ralph D. Nader, perform and workshop with our students and parents. Ralph Nader started his drumming career at...

A Trip to the Town Hall

As a ‘thank you’ for all their hard work on the recent holiday courses the tutors treated our Young Leaders to a great night out! (The following is written by our students) 'We excitedly piled into tutor cars – all dressed up in our best clothes and set off for the...

Sistema Aotearoa performs at APO Adventures South

On Saturday, July 22nd, all five Sistema Aotearoa orchestras performed at the Vodafone Events Centre as part of the APO Adventures South programme. This was a particularly exciting moment for our youngest Tupaia orchestra, who performed their first concert ever to...

The Prime Minister visits Sistema!

On Friday 26th May, the Prime Minister of NZ, Rt Hon Bill English, visited Otara to share in all the fun we have at Sistema Aotearoa and to see first-hand the impact the programme is having on the lives of our students, their whanau and the community. The students...

Kupe Orchestra – 100% Pass Test to Take Instruments Home

Congratulation to all the students in the KUPE orchestra who have achieved a 100% pass rate in their ‘instrument license tests’ and have been awarded an instrument to take home.  All these hard working students have demonstrated they can care for their instruments...

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