Music at Karamu High School
We provide a very full Music programme at Karamu. Enjoyment and extension for all students is our main aim in Music. Our students achieve a very high standard of performance. All of our Music groups perform a variety of music styles. Year 9 and 10 students are an important part of all Music groups at Karamu.
To develop students’ vocal ability we offer a range of choirs and vocal groups. In addition we have a range of other musical groups such as: Orchestra, Chamber Groups (to suit the students’ ability), Rock Bands, a Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensembles and Piano performance opportunities.
Music Tours, Music Festival, Choral Festival competitions, Chamber Music competitions, Rock Band competitions, various School Performances, Community Performances and School Productions.
Tuition is available, from qualified music tutors, in voice, piano and a wide range of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Some instruments are available for hire.
At the Regional Chamber Music Competition Karamu High School had two of the eight groups in the final and received two of the three awards—a first placing and a highly commended. Karamu has been placed first in this competition for both 2009 and 2010.
Music groups and tuition occur within the school day.