The orchestra at FCI is open to students who learn traditional orchestral instruments such as violin, flute, trumpet etc, and suitably talented students are encouraged to join. Practices are held weekly and the orchestra performs at special occasions over the year such as Grandparents' Day concert, Cluster Festival, Intermediate Schools Instrumental Sharing Day, and Prize Giving. This year, the orchestra will have a role in the school production.

Rock Band

Students with a talent in playing rock band instruments are encouraged to form rock bands. These bands practice hard over the year and perform at The Intermediate Battle of the Bands Competition and at the Councillors' Assembly in Term 4.

Other Groups

Various other musical performing groups are formed depending on the skills and talents of the students attending at the time.


Choir holds open auditions for anyone interested and it often boosts confidence and allows students to develop in the comfort of a group situation. The Choir sings a the Auckland Primary Principals' Association (APPA) Festival at the Town Hall each year and participates in the Cluster Schools' Festival every second year. The choir also performs for a range of school visitors and events as well as being part of our Final Assembly.

Maori Cultural Group

Kapa haka at Farm Cove Intermediate aims to introduce and extend students' knowledge of tikanga (protocols), waiata (songs), haka (dance performance) and language of all things Maori. We practice weekly and on occasion we perform powhiri (welcomes) for guests to the school.

We perform at various events throughout the year, including the Koanga Festival (Spring Festival) and the Summer Festival at Pakuranga.