Introducing our first “Performing Arts Week”

Arts

The theme of the Performing Arts Week is one of sharing and togetherness. Students, teachers, parents and staff from the three school sections coming together to have fun with music and drama.

We would like to invite you to the school to experience and share in the following:

Elementary School invitation to an open house

Elementary School parents are invited to come and participate in a Music and/or Drama lesson together with their child. The time and day for these lessons will be emailed via the class Advisor, and all Elementary School parents are most welcome to come and join in lessons throughout the week of June 18 to 22, 2018.

Drama and Music happenings

Come along to share in a week of artistic connecting and togetherness on any of the following days:

Monday, June 18, 2018Busk at Lunch (13:00)
Open to solo or small group musicians and actors demonstrating their artistic skills in an informal venue set up around the Aula.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018Drama games at Lunch (13:00)
Join Ms. Raine and Mr. Ringwald to participate in fun drama games and activities in the Theater.

Open jam session
A one-hour jam session followed by a fifteen-minute concert in the Aula.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018Lunchtime concert by the Elementary School choir (12:15 to 12:35) in the Aula

Solo and small group performances (13:00 to 13:30) in the Theater
Thursday, June 21, 2018Dance, dance, dance! (10:35)
Join Ms. Lee for “happy feet” moves on the dance floor in the theater. All the community is welcome to come and boogie on down for a bit of fun.
Friday, June 22, 2018Contest of the Composers (12:30)
Open to Grade 8 students and older, emerging composers will present their own original piece(s) for a panel of guest judges to find our best composer / performer on the day, in the Theater.

Open jam session

The Performing Arts Department is hosting this event on Tuesday, June 19, from 15:45 to 17:30 in the Aula.

Drums, microphones and amplifiers provided. Just bring your instrument or sticks and get involved! All abilities welcome. There will be a core band that will support any musician who wants to come along and jam. The open jam session will be followed by a performance featuring the school band, invited jammers, young musicians and more experienced players, ending with a Blues performance played by all the participants.

To book your place, please contact Ms. Lee at karin.lee@the-fis.de.

Even if you do not want to participate in the jam, come along and support the musicians by being a part of the audience!

Contest of the Composers

The competition will take place on Friday, June 22. A gold award will go to the best composition on the day as well as silver awards to all other participants. There may be an opportunity for the participants to perform their original piece for the International Fair on Saturday, June 23 or during an Assembly.

An “emerging composer” is defined as any composer age 12 or older (Grades 8 to 12 and staff members). The winner will be selected by our guest musician/composer, Mr. Cedric Wiegel, along with input from the Performing Arts staff. All entries will be considered. Compositions for any combination of flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin (up to two players) viola, cello, piano, percussion (one player), guitar, voice can be submitted.

In the first instance, student composers are strongly encouraged to perform their own work. If this is not possible, they should make arrangements for someone else to help them perform their original piece, depending on the requirements of the composition.

Category A: Composition for solo instrument or voice, with or without accompaniment, i.e. written for piano, or voice accompanied by another instrument; or solo instrument accompaniment by piano and so on. To be performed live, by the ‘composer’.

Or: Finale or Musescore composition (not a live performance)

Category B: Garageband or other technology (not a live performance)

In order to enter the “Contest of the Composers”, please contact Ms. Hardwick in the Performing Arts Department through school hours. Scores may be submitted electronically via email at nevann.hardwick@the-fis.de.

We welcome musician/composer Mr. Cedric Wiegel from Amsterdam, to be our “artist in residence” from June 18 to 29. Mr. Wiegel will be working with our High School Music students enabling them to create music through the use of sound technology. We hope to share some of these creations in progress at the “Contest of the Composers”.

We look forward to sharing with you at our Performing Arts Week.

Nevann Hardwick
HoD Performing Arts

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