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December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

There is no doubt, it's been a challenging year with Covid-19 in the mix. We lost ten teaching weeks within the programme but with the dedication of our incredible tutoring team and the support of each of our ten partnering schools, 2020 was still a successful year of learning and ...
2020 End of year schools performances

2020 End of year schools performances

Due to complications due to Covid-19 and with the safety of all in mind, there will be no public showcase performances by the students of the Tironui Music Trust programme this year. Our 10 partnering schools will all be hosting performances for their band and string ensembles within the final ...
July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

We are already mid-way through the 2020 school year and the winter school holidays have just started. Of course, the year has been anything but normal. This newsletter brings you up to date with what's been happening these past few months as we've rolled with the COVID-19 punches. We have ...
Announcing our 2019 Scholars

Announcing our 2019 Scholars

We are thrilled to announce our three 2019 Tironui Music Trust Scholars. From left to right, they are Deziyah Lenati, viola, Imroz Ali, cello and Dylan Tran, violin. Congratulations to these talented new scholars who will receive private lessons with Tironui Music Trust tutors throughout their high school years ...
2019 Showcase Concert Video

2019 Showcase Concert Video

Watch the full concert performances of our year 6-8 band and string ensembles within the 2019 Showcase concert on 6 Nov 2019. There are a few extra performances from our scholarship students too ...
November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

With close to 550 students now enjoying the riches of music within the Tironui Music Trust programme, we have been looking for new performance opportunities for the students to share their achievements within the broader community. It is truly heart-warming when our students take their instruments out into their neighbourhoods ...
Otara Market Performance

Otara Market Performance

We performed at the Otara Market on 21 Sept, 2019. Blessed with perfect weather we had a huge turnout for both bands and strings and their families. The students performed brilliantly and the large audience just loved it. It was so gratifying to feel such a strong connection to our ...
Papatoetoe Intermediate Honours Band Festival

Papatoetoe Intermediate Honours Band Festival

Concert Band students once again participated in the Honours Band Festival on 16 and 17 September. Two days of sectional and full rehearsals culminated in a performance of six engaging pieces at Auckland Town Hall on Tuesday 17 September. This was a whopping band – 450 students from 14 schools! ...
Papatoetoe Intermediate Band Visit to RASNZ

Papatoetoe Intermediate Band Visit to RASNZ

The concert band students from Papatoetoe Intermediate have been out and about recently. On Friday 30 August they visited Refugees As Survivors - New Zealand (RASNZ), a refugee settlement centre in Mangere. As well as performing for families who were very recent arrivals to New Zealand, our students gained knowledge ...

July 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our first ever e-newsletter. In this ‘first-edition’ we have some exciting developments to share, along with other news and updates to keep you in the loop with all things Tironui. 2019 got off to a roaring start with our biggest ever number of students enjoying the benefits of our ...
Robin Snape's visit to Finland

Robin Snape’s visit to Finland

Our most long standing Tironui Music Trust teacher, cellist Robin Snape, reports on her visit to an inspiring music school in Finland: "In April, I travelled to the East Helsinki Music School in Finland  to spend a week watching a wonderful music program in a primary school. I really felt the ...

2019 Scholarship Students

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Scholarship Students, who will all receive private instrumental lessons throughout the school year. This years new scholarship students are: Jordan Gow (Year 9 trumpet) studying with Tom Chester Caitlyn Singh (Year 9 trombone) studying with Tom Chester Aaliyana Televave (Year 9 flute) studying ...

Change of chairperson

Having been at the helm of the Tironui Music Trust since its inception in 2005, Peter Hubscher has decided that from the beginning of 2019 the time is right for a new Chairperson to lead the Trust. During his 13 years of leadership the programme has expanded steadily, and is ...

Letter from a happy parent

Coming from a non-musical family, we had no plans or ideas of introducing playing an instrument to Kirstin. However she came home from school excited about the possibility of joining the Tironui Music Programme so we agreed that we would support her in her new endeavour, even though we were ...

Success by first scholarship student, Ipolani Magalei

Ipolani Magalei, our first Scholarship recipient in 2016, delighted herself and family, her teacher Robin Snape, and the Tironui Trust, when she passed her ABRSM Grade 3 cello exam with Distinction in 2017.  This year she continues her lessons and is working towards ABRSM Grade 4. Warmest congratulations to Ipolani ...

A story from Ms Tantrum

Natalie Tantrum, violin/viola tutor and the String Team Leader at Papatoetoe South School, shared a heart warming story at the end of Term 1. She introduced an arrangement of the Samoan song Savalivaliwhich PSS students know and love. Natalie wished to help one student who, although gifted, was struggling to ...

2018 Scholarships

At the 2017 annual showcase concert, scholarships were awarded to five outstanding Year 8 students to enable them to continue their instrumental studies in 2018 as they leave the Tironui fold and move on to secondary school.  As well as displaying musical ability and perseverance, all have the full and ...

Letter from Principal Jody Hayes, Bailey Road School

Bailey Road School have been very privileged in being offered the amazing opportunity to be recipients of the Tironui Trust this year [2017]. We are thrilled to be included in this extremely valuable programme, to enrich the lives of some of our students.  The model that builds over several years ...

Honours Band Festival 2017

Twelve students from the Papatoetoe Intermediate Concert Band attended the Honours Band Festival at King's School over two days in August, culminating in a massed performance by over 300 students at Auckland Town Hall.  Our students were highly motivated by this, with those who will still be at the school ...

NZSO Chamber group perform for Tironui students

Eight members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra played for string students from Papatoetoe Central and East Schools in September (2017).  The concert included a performance of Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring with the Papatoetoe East students singing the chorale.  Additionally, one of our violin students was selected to play ...

Visit from the New Zealand String Quartet

Thanks to Helene, Monique, Gillian and Rolf of the New Zealand String Quartet for their inspirational performance at Papatoetoe South School in August (2017). They brought 50 minutes of joy to these young people - who were transfixed. Thanks also to Christine Argyle, NZSQ Manager, who commented that they considered ...

2016 Showcase Concert

2016 saw more than 430 children involved in the annual concert, so to accommodate them all it was held in the Sir Woolf Fisher Arena at the Vodafone Events Centre.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our Manager, Catherine Blomfield, and a large team of tutors, teachers and school support ...

New Schools for 2017

2017 will see the inclusion of two new schools into the Tironui programme: Bailey Road School and Stanhope Road School in Mt Wellington.  They are both full primary schools, so the students will be able to complete the full 5-year string course with no change of school.  The Tironui Board ...

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