This year’s programme will be over the Easter Weekend and will kick off at 2pm on Friday 30th of March (Good Friday) with a quick orientation/briefing followed by a warm-up session and saxophone ensemble. Small ensemble sessions will continue the schedule and after dinner there will time to settle in, some more ensemble time and a quiz event in the evening.
Saturday will start with warm-ups and saxophone orchestra rehearsal, followed by a presentation/workshop on reeds and related equipment. Solo sessions will bring us through to lunch and after that will be presentations from some our sponsors and a chance to test out some beautiful equipment/gear. There will be group coaching sessions of small ensembles, more solo sessions bringing us through to dinner and an evening concert from some of our tutors in the Puritawa Concert Hall.
Sunday’s programme will begin with warm-ups and saxophone orchestra, and following morning tea will be solo sessions until lunch. After lunch will be small ensemble sessions and a public concert of the small ensembles at Puritawa in the afternoon. Dinner will be at a location to be decided, followed by some free time and solo coaching sessions ending the day.
Monday will again warm up with saxophone orchestra and after morning tea, there will be some concert prep time before participants head to the city for a short public lunchtime concert. The weekend’s programme will conclude at 12.45pm in the city.
To see some pictures from the previous Summer Schools, please visit our Facebook page!
Saturday 31st March – 7.30PM – Tutors – ASAXQ
Puritawa Estate, Lepperton – $20
Sunday 1st April – 3PM – Participants concert (feat. saxophone quartets and small ensembles)
Puritawa Estate, Lepperton – Entry by koha
Monday 2nd April – 12PM – Full Saxophone Orchestra (NZ’s biggest saxophone orchestra!!)
Venue TBC, New Plymouth – Entry by koha