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About Strum Strike and Blow 2020

Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000  students playing marimbas, ukuleles.  The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in its 8th year and has usually been held in the Horncastle Arena.

Once schools have registered they are given access to the music which will generally involve 4-5 individual pieces for ukuleles, recorders and marimba and a couple of massed items for all three groups of instruments.

The music caters for all levels of experience and when performed live at the festival event, is backed by a professional band.

We run workshops for teachers and have plenty of rehearsal material available.

Schools will have the opportunity in a 90 minute family-friendly outdoor event in late November  (weather and Covid-level dependant), as well as the opportunity to contribute to online video culmination celebrations.

Schools can register for this festival through the registration page (click here).

Check out some feedback from previous years here.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

Music Education Canterbury

The Robert and Barbara Stewart Charitable Trust