Takapuna Grammar School
210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Tel + 64 9 489 4167
Email: office@takapuna.school.nz

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the arts

Music

The Music Department, along with Drama and Dance, is housed within a recently completed Performing Arts complex. Music is offered as a subject from Year 9 to Year 13. Either academic classes covering Levels 1 to 4 NCEA, or Senior Performance Music (emphasising practical Music and including some Unit Standards) are available at senior level.

An itinerant music tuition system operates in school time with 12 tutors teaching all orchestral instruments plus drums and electric and acoustic guitars and bass.

The Music Department supports a strong co-curricular program with 5 choirs, 2 orchestras, 2 jazz bands, several chamber groups and several rock groups running throughout the year. These groups often tour nationally and internationally.

KBB Music Festival 2014

Congratulations to our students who were successful at this event.

TGS Strings were commended

See photo gallery for performance photos

TGS Concert Band won Bronze

TGS Jazz Band won Silver 

Big Sing 2014

Music
At the Big Sing Gala TGS was recognised formally in the awards as follows:
Sultans of Sing received a special award for “a performance of a piece in the Other Styles category by a choir that hasn’t been to the finale in the last 2 years” for Bright Side of Life.
LeonessaSultans of Sing and Skat a Tak were given Commended Awards. This puts them all in the top 24 out of 70+ choirs who competed, and in the company of only 3 other schools who had 3 choirs placed in this top band.
Our lone conductor, teacher Jane Horder was awarded the prize for “Conductor with the most potential”.
 

 Skat a Tak

Drama

Drama Performance at Arts Awards 2014

Dance

Cactus Dance Troupe at Arts Awards 2014