TO THE FRONT

To The Front is open to youth aged 12-17 years who are women, trans, intersex, takatāpui, and gender diverse. They’ll learn instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform at a showcase, all guided by professional musicians in a supportive environment.

Alongside collaborative learning, participants will take part in workshops such as DIY merchandise, mindfulness, and performance skills. Each day they’ll enjoy lunchtime performances from local artists.

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, 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.

TO THE FRONT PAPAIOEA, 2022

WHEN: Fri 7th – Sun 9th & Fri 14th, October
WHERE: The Stomach, Palmerston North

To The Front Te Papaioea 2022 will be held from Friday October 7th to Sunday October 9th 2022 with a showcase the following Friday 14th. The programme will be 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.

Applications are open now to participants here

Mentors and volunteers application here.

TO THE FRONT PŌNEKE, 2022

WHEN: Sat 22th – Mon 24th, October
WHERE: Massey University Wellington

To The Front Pōneke will be held Labour weekend Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th October 2022. Once again the programme will be 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.

Applications are open now to participants here

Mentors and volunteers application here.

TO THE FRONT TĀMAKI MAKAURAU, 2022/23

Coming soon.

Our programmes

INTERN 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 16-18 year-olds to be a part of our intern programme, developing our next generation of To The Front organizers.
As well as helping out coordinators with day-to-day operations, you’ll participate in specialty workshops illuminating paths for music beyond high school, form an intern band to perform at our showcase, and develop new networks by getting to know our coordinators, mentors, and your fellow interns.

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