|Teacher in charge||Emma Jarman|
|Terms involved||All year. Auditions held for new members at the beginning of Term 1 each year.|
|Performance details||Big Sing Regional Contest in mid-June (Term 2), followed by South Island Regional Contest – Cadenza in mid-August (Term 3)
The Big Sing (TBS) is a highly successful, national group-singing competition for secondary school students. Secondary Schools’ Choral Festivals began in 1988 as a development of the vocal section of the Westpac Schools’ Chamber Music Contest. From being a very small part of that contest, The Big Sing has grown into New Zealand’s largest choral event and is a major highlight of the secondary school music calendar. Each year, close to 10,000 young people from over 250 schools take part in regional festivals nationwide, and the number continues to grow. This makes TBS one of the largest competitive events in the country.
|Cost||$5 for entry and transport to the Big Sing District Contest. No further costs unless selected for Cadenza, the Big Sing South Island Regional Finals. Costs vary for Cadenza depending on the location of the contest.|
|Other requirements i.e equipment||Rehearsals commitment is every Tuesday after school 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm.|