Band Mentoring is thanks to the Ministry of Education.
The purpose of this program is to introduce competing bands to established bands in the industry at the events to help grow knowledge and skill-bases, build networks, and to encourage the musicians of tomorrow. It is an exciting and important part of the Smokefreerockquest event.
A professional band or musician, as part of the Band Mentoring programme funded by the Ministry of Education, is organized by the NZ Music Commission and Rockquest Promotions Ltd to perform at a Regional event as well as sharing information relating to the NZ music industry with all bands entered.
A number of additional performers will be selected to perform at Smokefree Pacifica Beats to ensure that the Ministry of Education’s “Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success” and “Pasifika Education Plan” strategies are achieved.