TO THE FRONT TĀMAKI MAKAURAU, 2024

WHEN: 15-20 January 2024
WHERE: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland

To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau will be held Monday 15th to Saturday 20th January 2024. Participants will learn instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform at a showcase, all guided by professional musicians.

 

TO THE FRONT PAPAIOEA, 2023

WHEN: 22-25 September 2023
WHERE: The Stomach, Palmerston North

To The Front Te Papaioea 2023 was held 22-25 September. The programme was hosted by To The Front Te Papaioea’s key sponsor, Creative Sounds Society – The Stomach, Palmerston North, allowing us access to their state of the art facilities.

 

TO THE FRONT PŌNEKE, 2023

WHEN: Tues 4 July – 7 July 
WHERE: Massey University Wellington

To The Front Pōneke was held Tuesday 4 July to Friday 7 July 2023. Hosted by our key sponsor, College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington, allowing us access to their state of the art practice studios and equipment.

TO THE FRONT KIRIKIRIROA, 2024

WHEN: 15-19 July 2024
WHERE: Wintec Te Pūkenga School of Media Arts, Music and Performing Arts Department

To The Front Kirikiriroa will be held Monday 15th to Friday 19th July 2024. Participants will learn instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform at a showcase, all guided by professional musicians.

 

Key information

To the Front is a paid holiday programme with an allocation of financial assistance available for low-income families.

Sponsorships are available for Māori and Pasifika. Please see the relevant campers applications for more info.

Applicants don’t need any previous musical experience and participants will be at all different levels.

The programme is open to youth aged 12-17 years who are women, trans, intersex, takatāpui, queer and gender diverse.

Each programme is a mix of workshops, learning instruments, playing in bands and enjoying performances from local artists.

You can check out the participant terms and conditions here.

PATHWAYS PROGRAMME

If you’ve already been a part of Girls Rock/To The Front and want to challenge yourself to try something new, we’re looking for 16-19 year-olds to be a part of our Pathways programme, developing our next generation of To The Front organisers.
You’ll participate in specialty collaborative workshops illuminating paths for music beyond high school, and develop new networks in the music community.
Pathways youth can participate at the regional holiday programmes, at events and workshops, which will be announced on each regional programme page.

 

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