ISM High School Visual Arts students are invited to apply to be one of 5 art delegates to represent ISM as outstanding ambassadors at this year’s IASAS Cultural Convention held in at International School Bangkok from Wednesday, February 29th – Sunday March 4th 2012.
ISM will select 25 artworks to send to IASAS Dance, Drama and Art Cultural Convention at ISB. 5 ISM art students will be selected as delegates to represent the whole body of work to the Cultural Convention delegation. Delegates will be expected to speak knowledgebly about the entire ISM collection.
The selection process for the delegates will be based on the quality of application received as well as the desire to put together a group of 5 art students who best represent the wonderful diversity of our ISM Art program. At the convention, delegates will participate in creating an integrated Exhibition composed of the works sent from each of the IASAS schools. Delegates will also take part in workshops/master classes both on the ISB campus and possibly (depending onthe flooding situation) in a site specific location.
The playwrights, musicians, cast and crew of this year’s Children’s Musical Theater ensemble are hard at work every Wednesday after school. With the help of Ms. Marnie, they have created a blog HERE to share their creative process and give others an idea of how a play is developed from an idea to a fully realised production. Please stop by and give them some feedback on their work.
Here are some photos from last year’s show The Giant’s Lullaby to remind you of the incredible levesl of creativity that can come from a group of talented 4th graders.
164 delegates from 11 International Schools in 8 different countries came together at ISM this past weekend for the first ever paperless IASAS MUN conference. It was a wonderful weekend filled with passionate debates, frantic placard waving, resolution writing, surprising superlatives, classy business attire and hilarious analogies. These elements are all characteristic of a typical MUN conference, however, one thing was missing – the note passing and piles of paper generated from writing, editing and re-writing speeches and resolutions. ISM went completely paperless with each delegate accessing all necessary documents via USB and the IASAS MUN website. “Notes” were passed between students via Skype rather than in the hands of Pages and the whole event was documented- live- on the comMUNism (COMmunications of MUN at ISM ) website and Twitter feed. The comMUNism site recorded over 27, 000 hits as of 8 am on Sunday morning, indicating that MUN supporters from all over the world were checking in with us to see how the debates and resolutions unfolded over the weekend. Congratulations to the ISM MUN team and directors for organising a wonderful conference. If you couldn’t be here with us, or didn’t know about comMunism, hop over to the site to get caught up on what you missed.
Calling all Middle School Performers and Technicians!
It is that time of year again. Auditions for the MS Play are coming up soon. We will be holding 2 pre audition information sessions regarding the MS Play next week. They will be held Monday November 21 and Wednesday November 23. They will be held in Ms Purdues Drama Room (1149) from 3 – 4 both days. These sessions are NOT the auditions but a chance to hear about what is involved in being part of the MS play, how to audition and a chance for you to ask any questions you might have. You do NOT have to attend both sessions.
Looking forward to seeing anyone who is interested on Monday and Wednesday.
Last Saturday afternoon, ISM’s dancers performed to a full house of dance fans. The AFAC and HS dance classes all performed dances choreographed to songs they selected from musicians they considered to be Musical Icons. All dancers from our grades 1 through 12 thrilled the audience with ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary numbers. If you attended the recital, please watch the slide show below to re-visit some of your favourite moments. If you were not able to attend the recital, watch the slide show below to see what you missed! 🙂 Photos courtesy of Eugene Perez.
Our 2011-12 concert season officially kicks off on Wednesday, November 16th with the HS Legends of Jazz Concert showcasing the talents of all of our Band, Strings and Choral students. Groups performing will be:
Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Show Choir and of course, Jazz Band.
It will be a wonderful evening of great works from the likes of Irving Berlin, Jeff Jarvis, D. Bruebeck and Duke Ellington.
As I am writing this post, I realise that my toes are tapping and I am swaying a little in my office chair. The reason – Concert Band is on the other side of my office wall right now rehearsing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” They sound fantastic. They have now moved on to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” You really can not miss this concert.
It is Cultural Convention try out time: See below for Extemporaneous try out information. Check the Calendar and this post for information on other Cultural Convention speaking events.
Week of November 7 to 11
Round One: Tuesday Nov. 8, Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday Nov. 11; 2:35 to 3:15 in Mr. Hutchinson’s room. (3011)
Sign up for a 10 minute slot for one of those days. Sign-up sheet is on Mr. Hutch’s door.
Week of Nov 14 to 18
Round Two: Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday November 17. 2:35 to 4:15.
Selected students will attend one of these days, which Mr. Hutch will assign after speaking to them. Initial cuts will be made after this round. *Note: if you are involved in IASAS MUN you should make arrangements to have your Round 2 try out scheduled around your MUN commitments.
Week of Nov 21 to 25
Final Round: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 24. 2:35 to 4:15. (Remaining students will attend both days)
See Mr. Hutch for more information.
"I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century." – Gerald Gordon, Ph.D., President/CEO, Fairfax County (Virginia) Economic Development Authority