Join the Samba Band in 2024!

The Christchurch School of Music is one of New Zealand’s greatest musical treasures, and we’re on the hunt for musicians to join our Samba Band – no matter your age or experience! We are taking 2024 enrolments now!

Learn more about our Samba Band, and if you’re keen – register your interest to enrol at the form at the bottom of this page!

Christchurch School of Music Samba Band. Re-Percussion 2019. Cashmere High School, 8 December 2019.

Unleash Your Rhythm, Ignite Your Passion! Join Our Samba Band!

  • Unlock your musical potential while having a blast!
  • Engage in the rhythmic magic that builds neural pathways, enhancing cognitive skills and boosting creativity
  • Develop crucial skills of rhythm
  • Be part of a “big” sound in your musical journey, creating unforgettable musical memories
  • Unleash your passion for music while enjoying the camaraderie of playing alongside other musicians

Ready to embark on a musical journey like no other? Join us every Thursday at 60 Ferry Road from 6:15pm-7:15pm! Instruments supplied.

“A great Christchurch institution. Well organised and a wonderful place to learn to play an instrument at any age. I wouldn’t be as passionate about music without the outstanding support, teaching and joy that CSM provides!

Joleen Cherry

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About The Christchurch School of Music

Tens of thousands of Christchurch children and adults have learned to love and appreciate music at CSM. CSM is a place where the whole family can learn music in the same place at the same time! We also offer a wide range of orchestras, ensembles and performing groups for all ages and abilities.

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something musical to match their interests and abilities. Preschool children can begin their musical journey by joining in our experiential “Take Off with Music” while older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who already play are welcome to join in one of our fabulous ensembles or choirs. If Saturdays aren’t an option for you or your family, CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for learning and playing music.

The variety at CSM is not limited to the selection of instruments and teachers, but includes a wide range of musical styles. For those with an interest in classical music our graded orchestras are the perfect choice. The family oriented concert band plays a vast selection including classical, show tunes, folk music and popular songs that everyone will recognise. 

Filling out this form does not immediately lock you in to Samba Band – we will contact you to discuss your needs and find the best fit for you or your child. Want to chat with us before filling out the form?


(03) 366 1711

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