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Boost Mobile presents the NZ Schools Tour 2005

19th April 2005

Boost Mobile presents the NZ Schools Tour 2005

Boost Mobile is proud to present the 2005 NZ Schools Tour. The tour features energetic pop rock band My Life Story, an Auckland-based band who have recently returned from touring Brisbane..

Now in its fourth year, the NZ Schools tour debuted in 2002, taking Steriogram to the road. They were followed by Nu-rock band, Wash in 2003 and pop-punk band Goodnight Nurse in 2004.

“The tour is a travelling incubator,” says tour manager Matt Ealand. “Its objective is to give young New Zealanders the opportunity to experience New Zealand music at its highest level, while at the same time helping the touring band with its professional development.”

The NZ Schools Tour operates by running lunchtime concerts and workshops Monday to Friday at a different school each day. The tour is an endurance test for the band running for 17 weeks visiting 80 schools with an estimated reach of over 40,000 students. This year’s band, My Life Story, formed in 2001 when the four friends decided to enter the ‘Smokefree Rockquest’ and other band competitions. Four years later, they are working on the recording of a brand new single – ‘Falling Out’ - after touring New Zealand and Brisbane.

Telecom Mobile Consumer Marketing Manager, Raelene Castle says Boost Mobile is fully committed to supporting NZ music and fostering new and emerging talent. “We’re really excited about supporting My Life Story and encouraging young students to actively pursue their dreams and aspirations.”

“There are very few environments where up and coming bands can get this much exposure with young and enthusiast audiences. The tour provides a platform of experience for the band,” says Castle.

The NZ Schools Tour kicks off on in Invercargill on 3rd May 2005.

Tour Details 18 Centres 17 Weeks (Terms Two and Three) 85 Schools

Weekly program

Monday - Friday lunchtime shows at High Schools The lunchtime show is followed by a free music clinic and workshop run by members of the band and the tour party. The weekend sees the touring band perform an all-ages show or at the Rockquest finals playing as the feature band.

Clinic One - Inspire (1 hour) - For students who may be taking music, but are beginners; they are not in bands and really only have a fairly basic interest. This clinic will have a lot more presence from the band itself who will answer questions and discuss their journey to date.

Topics include: Band explain their journey to date, Career Options in the music industry, Tertiary Courses available, Starting a band, you and your instrument, Questions and answers. Clinic Two – The Tools (2 hours) - This clinic is purely for students who are active in bands, and/or looking at band management. It is largely a practical based clinic giving students the tools they need to go to the next level. Topics include: Recording, Marketing, Putting together a promo kit, Tertiary, Songwriting

Tour Schedule
Invercargill/Gore 3rd May to 7th May Dunedin 8th May to 14th May Timaru 15th May to 21st May Christchurch 22nd May to 28th May Nelson/Blenheim 29th May to 4th June Wellington 12th June to 18th June Palmerston North/Wanganui 19th June to 25th June Napier/Hastings/Havelock North 26th June to 2nd July New Plymouth 3rd July to 9th July Rotorua 24th July to 31st July Tauranga 1st August to 6th August Hamilton 7th August to 13th August Whangarei 14th August to 20th August Auckland 21st August to 17th September

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