Performing Arts


 

 

Whangarei Boys’ High School takes great pride in its Performing Arts and cultural programmes. Each year the school hosts musical evenings featuring the school vocal group, the Fideliter Jazz Band, soloist and group performances. The annual Festival of Performing Arts is a feast of Music and Drama performances held in the middle of each year. 

The school participates in the smokefreerockquest, The Big Sing, The University of Otago Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival, Stage Challenge, and the  Chamber Music Competition. These are all national competitions held at regional level. For the last six years, WBHS has been represented in Wellington at the Shakespeare Festival held during Queen’s Birthday Weekend, with five students being selected to attend the Globe Theatre as part of The New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company.

Senior Drama productions take place in the third term of each year to sell-out houses and always present high-quality, humorous performances.

Music

The school has many different musical instruments for hire and itinerant music teachers offer expert tuition in these. Instrumental tuition is available for all. Instruments taught include drums, guitar, brass, woodwind and keyboard. The school jazz band operates in conjunction with Whangarei Girls’ High School and features at public functions in and around Whangarei. Other ensembles include percussion groups, rock bands and guitar ensembles. The Smokefree Rockquest is an annual event with as many as five student-led bands entering the competition. Contact: Ms V. Hill – v.hill@wbhs.school.nz

Clubs & other activities

Big Sing

Black Jackets

Chamber Music Competition

Carruth Choir

Debating

Drama productions

Fideliter Jazz Band

Kapa Haka

Performing Arts Festival

Public speaking

Rock Quest bands

Shakespeare Festival

Stage Challenge

Testostertones

Theatre Sports