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The 2018 show materials are available here. If you do not have a code to download please contact us.

What is Kids for Kids?

The Kids for Kids concert series is celebrating it's 24th year and through the power of music and community has bought more than 280,000 children together. This year alone 8,000 children will have the chance to take to the stage in a mass choir performance.

The concerts are held at a wide range of venues nationwide and feature a mass choir of children representing a city or region. The number of children on stage can vary from 300 to 1000.

Kids for Kids and World Vision

Over the past 24 years, Kids for Kids and World Vision New Zealand have partnered together to engage Kiwi school kids and their families with international poverty issues, while providing a fun-filled, music-driven education experience. Over this time over 280,000 Kiwi kids have sung their hearts out and over 5,000 children from World Vision projects across the world have been sponsored through amazing Kids for Kids events. 

This year, 2018, World Vision and Kids for Kids are parting ways. This was a mutual decision to allow each organisation to focus on doing the very best they can in the New Zealand education space. World Vision still continue to be an education partner within NZ schools through the 40HF, student leadership programmes and global education resources. Kids for Kids will still put on their amazing events, but will focus more on getting young people into the performing arts and instilling a love of music in the hearts of thousands of Kiwi Kids. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey.

What happens once we have registered?

Once you have registered, we will allocate you a concert date. We make every effort to allocate you your date of choice, but cannot always guarantee this. Approximately three months before each tour, your allocated concert date will be confirmed and tutorial materials sent to participating schools. The tutorial materials consist of lyrics, and a code will be provided for you to download vocal tracks from our website. On concert day, all the choirs convene in the morning for a rehearsal as one mass choir.

What concerts will run during 2018?

See our Dates and Location page for 2018 show dates and information.

When can I register for Kids for Kids 2018?

Please head to the Book Now page of this website to register online. To register through our office at schools@kidsforkids.org.nz. To register your interest in the 2019 shows please contact us. 

What happens if fewer children can participate than the original number we registered?

Please contact the Kids for Kids co-ordinator as soon as possible on 0800-KIDS4KIDS (0800-5437-4-5437) or schools@kidsforkids.org.nz.

May we have the music score?

We currently provide lyrics, and tracks with guide vocals. These are found in the tutorial packs that we send to you.

Can I download the tutorial materials?

You will find copies of the tutorial materials available for download at the top of this page. If you are unsure of what materials belong to the show you are participating in, then please contact us at 0800-KIDS4KIDS (0800-5437-4-5437) or schools@kidsforkids.org.nz Owing to copyright restrictions, we do not provide copies of the music score.

How do parents purchase tickets?

Tickets will be on sale approximately one month prior to the concert and are available through the ticketing agent handling the venue for your school. We will also send more information to your school closer to the time.

What is the cost of the ticket?

Ticket prices vary depending on the venue. We try to keep the ticket price as low as we can, to allow as many families as possible to see their children perform. We really appreciate you purchasing a concert ticket as it helps cover the cost of bringing this awesome event to your community. 

When do rehearsals take place?

Please be at the venue by 9.00am for stage placement. Rehearsal starts at 9.30am sharp. Your choir will be off stage by 12.30pm to go back to school.

Do we have morning tea?

There will be a short break during rehearsal for morning tea, so please bring drinks/snacks for your choir.

When do you audition for the soloists?

Auditions take place during the morning tea break of the rehearsal. While we understand that it is often hard to select only two soloists from your school (particularly if you have a large choir), we ask kindly that you limit your choice to two participants. Each school can also nominate one ukulele player to learn the chords for ‘Ukulele Medley’ and will be part of our ukulele orchestra on the day. Please note: We will not be auditioning ukulele players – it will be up to the teacher to judge whether the student is confident enough to participate in the orchestra.

Do the children have to wear their school uniform during the day?

We do not have a preference, but we will ask for sweatshirts/jackets to be removed before students go on stage. Most students will come as a group from school and return to school for the afternoon. Please ask the teacher what to wear during the rehearsal.

What do the children wear on the night of the performance?

Children should wear bright-coloured clothing. The more colourful and fun the better! No jackets or jerseys are to be worn on stage as it can become very warm performing under lights.

When do the children need to be backstage prior to the actual performance?

Please ensure that all students are backstage by 6.45pm. We will start leading the students on stage by 7.10pm. The concert will start at 7.30pm. The concert will conclude by 9.15pm. There is no intermission during the show.

When and where do parents collect their children?

At the conclusion of the concert programme, children will be released in groups from the stage. Parents are asked to collect their children inside the venue.

Can we use the Kids for Kids music for other school choir/performing arts events?

We cannot grant permission for the music or lyrics to be used outside of the Kids for Kids shows. To perform any music in your school you must ensure you hold a OneMusic licence