About Strum Strike and Blow 29th August 2019

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 and recorders in the Horncastle Arena. The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in it’s 7th year!

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 instruments. The music caters for all levels of experience and is backed by a professional band.

On the day of the Festival, schools gather in the Horncastle Arena from 9.30am-2.30pm to rehearse all the pieces and listen to school’s individual items.

At 6.30pm the children return  to present a public concert at 7.00pm along with their parents and friends. The cost of the concert is $5 per person.

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