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The 2017 show materials will be available at the end of February 2017.

What is Kids for Kids?

Kids for Kids is a unique opportunity for children to participate in an inspirational mass choir performance that not only celebrates their musical achievements, but also encourages them, their whãnau and school communities to make a difference in the lives of children around the globe.

The Kids for Kids shows have been bringing the world’s children together for the past 22 years! Over the years, it’s taught Kiwi kids to raise their voices for kids all around the world. It’s a journey of empathy, respect and humility that helps shape them into true global citizens.

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.

Once again this year, World Vision and Kids for Kids will be partnering to promote Child Sponsorship in Luguru, Tanzania. World Vision is an international charity that works with their supporters to make a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable by bringing hope to millions of children and their families.

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, a CD with guide vocals for your designated part and a CD with piano backing tracks. On concert day, all the choirs convene in the morning for a rehearsal as one mass choir.

What concerts will run during 2017?

See our Dates and Location page for 2017 show dates and information.

When can I register for Kids for Kids 2017?

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 2018 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, a CD with guide vocals and a CD with piano backing tracks. 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. Kids for Kids will always try to keep the ticket price as low as it can, to allow as many families as possible to see their children perform.

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 at 9.20pm.

When is intermission and what happens then?

Intermission is at approximately 8.20pm for 15 minutes. During this time, we will take the choir backstage for a short break. We ask all choir trainers to join us backstage during the break. No parents or family will be permitted backstage.

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. We suggest you contact APRA directly and gain permission for your own usage.

How World Vision can help your school

Wherever your classroom may be locatedWorld Vision New Zealand have dedicated staff who are available to work with teachers and students. We also have a wide range of educational resources and interactive experiences that can bring the world to you. You can find our educational resources here.

World Vision aims to assist educators to engage their students with the issues faced by children and families in the developing world. Our hope is for students to gain a broader understanding of the causes and consequences of global inequality, leading to compassion, respect and humility that helps shape them into true global citizens.