Cultural Groups, Bands and Ensembles

As part of daily College life our students are exposed to the many cultural activities on offer where they can contribute to and perform in Assemblies, Chapel Services, Interhouse Competitions, Haka, special performances and productions.​​​​​​​

Annual School Production

This years production 'Grease' will be performed with Iona College in Term 2.

'The Addams Family', 'Godspell', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Disney's the Lion King Jr., Les Miserables and Fame are some of the many wellknown shows our students have performed in. Productions are performed with Iona College and Woodford House.

​​​​​​​Symphonic Bands

Lindisfarne has three graded bands. The Training Band is an ensemble for students at a more beginner stage, our Concord Concert band is for middle level ability and finally the Concord Symphonic band which is the senior ensemble. All of our bands have the opportunity to participate in competitions and festivals and perform in front of audiences through out the year. Bands also get chances.

Teachers:  Dr Flemming Kristensen and Mr David Selfe ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Jazz Band

Under the guidance of the highly respected Jazz teacher Mr Anton Wuts, our Jazz Band regularly performs repertoire normally undertaken by adult ensembles. This ensemble is always popular at the College Gala, Open Days and the Hawke's Bay Jazz Club's School Night. Our Jazz Band also gets the opportunity to compete and perform at local, provincial and national festivals

Teacher:  Mr Anton Wuts​​​​​​​

Pipes and Drums

A unique and appealing feature of the College Music programme is the Pipes and Drums.​​​​​​​

The band is a vital part of many events in the College calendar and forms one of Lindisfarne College's strongest and proudest traditions.

Manager:  Mr Barry Law

Itinerant Music Lessons

Our itinerant music staff are some of the best musicians in Hawke's Bay. Our student's solo and ensemble successes can be directly attributed to the skills of our visiting music teachers. Students have the opportunity to learn from a range of 16 different instruments by our itinerant music teachers. ​​​​​​​

Kapa Haka

Kapa haka and the prestigious Manu Kōrero speech competition are other kaupapa māori we cater for, here the boys will always prepare and perform with passion and pride. Success on both stages have been a highlight with Kapa Haka making Nationals for the first time in the school’s history in 2019 and boys consistently placing at the Manu Kōrero Competition.

Teacher: Mr Pomare Sidney

Speech and Drama

The College's Speech and Drama programme is aimed at building knowledge in all aspects of Speech and Drama. This includes elements of characterisation, poetry, talks and impromptu exercises. Students will build on general communicative skills while increasing their imagination and confidence in a supportive environment. Our Speech and Drama programme involves Theatre in action Speech and Drama in a combination of Public speaking and Theatre as well as opportunities to be involved in speech competitions such as the Churchill Oratory competition.

Teacher:  Mrs Kathy Atkin


Our Choir is run on Wednesdays after school, boys have had the opportunity to collaborate with Rathkeale College Choir in a cultural exchange last year, and perform in previous Performing Arts Concerts held at the College and in previous years at the Hastings and Napier Municipal Theatres.

Teacher:  Mrs Emma Pooley