Music is the main theme of this week in Casa Pukeko. Son two is cheerfully going to school in jeans rather than his uniform because the school is rehearsing Sweeney Todd. And he was “Army volunteered” into the choir — which comes from him doing music all year, playing viola and piano, and having good relative pitch — which got his picture in the paper today as a visiting tenor met with members of Dunedin School Choirs.
The school takes the choirs seriously. Son two was a new pupil last year and his voice was breaking. He has potential, and the choirmistress (who also runs the better high church choir — the Presbyterian one) scours the schools. This is what the senoir choir could do last year.
And these are kids from the non arty school which is better known for its sport team.