|September 15-17||Dance Exchange||Friday to Sunday||All Day||SAS Singapore||HS|
|September 20||Great Works Concert||Wednesday||5:30 pm||FAT||HS|
|October 13 & 14||MUN Locals Conference||Friday & Saturday||All day||ISM Hosting||HS|
|October 19 to 21||HS Play||Thursday to Saturday||All day||FAT||HS|
|November 8 to 12||IASAS MUN||Wednesday to Sunday||All day||International School Bangkok||HS TRIP|
|November 15||All Choirs Concert||Wednesday||5:30 pm||FAT||ES/MS/HS|
|November 20 to 24||THIMUN||Monday to Friday||All day||Singapore||HS TRIP|
|November 21||Grade 2 Concert||Tuesday||8:00 am||FAT||ES|
|November 21||ES AFAC Recital||Tuesday||3:00 pm||LT||ES|
|November 27th||MS Art Exhibition Opening||Monday||3:00 pm||FAT Lobby||MS|
|November 27 to December 11||MS Art Exhibition||Monday to Monday||All Day||FAT Lobby||MS|
|November 27||All Strings Concert||Monday||5:30 pm||FAT||MS/HS|
|November 29||All Bands Concert||Wednesday||5:30 pm||FAT||MS/HS|
|November 30 to Deccember 3||Robotics Tournament||Thursday to Sunday||All day||Taipei American School||HS TRIP|
|December 9||K-12 Dance Recital||Saturday||3:00 pm||FAT||ES/MS/HS|
|January 16||Manila Student Film Festival||Tuesday||5:00 pm||FAT||MS/HS|
|January 18||TRI-M Music Night||Thursday||5:30 pm||LT||HS|
|January 19 to 21||GIN Conference||Thursday to Sunday||All day||Concordia International School Shanghai||HS TRIP|
|January 25||Children’s Musical Theater||Thursday||wholeday||FAT||ES|
|January 24 to 28||AMIS Orchestra||Wednesday to Sunday||All day||Hong Kong Interntaional School||MS Trip|
|January 27||Fast and Fresh Theater Festival||Saturday||All day||ISM Hosting||MS|
|February 1 to 4||ISTA||Thursday to Sunday||All day||Bangkok||MS Trip|
|February 7 to 11||AMIS Band||Wedensday to Friday||All day||United Nation International School of Hanoi||MS Trip|
|February 19 to 24||IASAS Preview Dance, Drama, Music, Art and Debate/Forensic||Monday to Saturday||All day||FAT/AMR/LT||HS|
|March 3||GIN Manila Conference||Saturday||All day||Brent||HS|
|March 2-4||GIN Conference||Friday to Sunday||All day||Canggu Community School, Bali||MS|
|February 28 to March 4||IASAS Cultural Convention Dance, Drama, Music, Art and Debate/Forensic||Thursday to Sunday||All day||TAS/ISM/SAS||HS|
|March 7 to 22||IB Visual Arts Exhibition||Wednesday to Thursday||All day||FAT Lobby||HS|
|March 7||IB Visual Arts Exhibition Opening||Wednesday||3:00 pm||FAT Lobby||HS|
|March 14 to 18||AMIS Orchestra||Wednesday to Sunday||All day||Seoul Foreign School||MS Trip|
|April 4 to 8||AMIS Boys and Girls Choir||Wednesday to Sunday||All day||International School Bangkok||MS Trip|
|April 17||HS Finale Concert||Tuesday||5:30 pm||FAT||HS|
|April 18||HS Film Festival||Wednesday||3:00 pm||FAT||HS|
|April 17 to 24||ES Art Exhibit||Tuesday to Tuesday||All day||FAT Lobby||ES|
|April 19||100% Dance Co||Thursday||3:30 pm||FAT||HS|
|Apirl 25 to 28||VEX Robotics World Championship||Wednesday to Saturday||All day||Kentucky USA||HS|
|May 3 to 16||MS/HS Art Exhibition||Tuesday to Wednesday||All day||FAT Lobby||MS/HS|
|May 4||Preschool Concert||Friday||8:00 am||LT||ES|
|May 4 & 5||MS Play||Friday & Saturday||All day||FAT||MS|
|May 8||Kindergarten Concert||Tuesday||8:00 am||LT||ES|
|May 12||Dance Recital||Saturday||3:00 pm||FAT||ES/MS|
|May 21 to June 1||IB1 Art Exhibition||Monday to Friday||All day||FAT Balcony||HS|
|May 23||HS Dance Finale||Wednesday||3:00 pm||LT||HS|
|May 25||Grade 1 Concert||Friday||8:00 am||LT||ES|
|May 30||MS Finale Concert||Wednesday||5:30 pm||FAT||MS|
|June 1||AFAC Recital||Friday||3:00 pm||LT||ES/MS|
ISM is pleased to host the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) Honor Band Festival between the March 8th and 12th. AMIS is a by-audition orchestra of 86 students and the 2014 participants come from a mix of 17 different international schools in East and South East Asia. We are now looking for host families to support this event by housing the visiting students for 4 nights. Although March may still seem far away, we really would like to secure homes for these students before the February break so we have time to check relevant information to make sure pairs work for both hosts and visitors. More details of hosting responsibilities and a request form can be found in the following links:
Welcome back to another exciting year for the Arts at ISM. Having been inspired by various experiences over summer, teachers are back from the break and are now keen to see our talented students breath life into their ideas. The link below is a list of the major events the Fine Arts Office supports throughout the year. (In addition, we support many curriculum-derived events and details of these will come throughout the year from the organising teachers.)
Welcome back! Here is a list of the Fine and Performing Arts events for the year. Make this the year you try something new! The first big events for HS are auditions for the HS Play and in MS the afterschool program includes a a One Act Play Festival. For more information, come and see me, Mrs. Hillman, at the Fine Arts Office.
ISM is pleased to host the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) Orchestra Festival between the January 22nd and 26th, 2014. AMIS is a by-audition orchestra of 80 students and the 2014 participants come from a mix of 12 different international schools in East and South East Asia. ISM is pleased to have secured 9 slots in the orchestra so feel worthy hosts in terms of talent but now we would like to support this with finding willing hosts for our 71 visiting students. Although January may still seem far away, we really would like to secure homes for these students before Christmas. More details of hosting responsibilities and a request form can be found in the following link:
The first Arts trip for 2013 left on Wednesday, with 10 students travelling to Beijing to take part in The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) Middle School orchestra and choir festivals. Then next Wednesday 2 more students head for Yangon, Myanmar for the band festival. Each festival consists of 3 days of workshops, large group playing or singing, and a final concert on the Saturday night. The 12 students all gained their places at the festival by handing in audition tapes early last semester. The selection process is quite rigorous so the following students can justly feel proud of their achievement:
Moon Hwan (Kyle) Kim (8)
Seok Hyun (John) Ma (8)
Akira Sugata (8)
Mitsuki Sugata (7)
Anne Safran (8)
Akshay Sharathchandra (8)
Jin Young Cho (8)
Eve Coleman (8)
Isaiah Filio (8)
Sebastiano Matera (8)
Young Joo Lee (8)
Won Ho Song (8)
Important notice: Parents of AMIS Mixed Honor Choir participants
As some of you are already aware, the Indian Embassy in Manila will only be processing a total of 40 visa applications per day. Our travel agent tells us that the processing time for the AMIS MSHMC group will be 17 – 20 WORKING DAYS after the receipt of the whole group’s applications.
Ms. Hausman distributed visa application forms to your child yesterday. I am asking your assistance in getting the process started as soon as possible by ensuring that the completed forms are returned to the Fine Arts Office by 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 5. We hope to have them checked and submitted by our travel agent on Monday afternoon, thus allowing us a very slim, but workable timeline to secure the visas before the group departs on January 18.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Performing Arts Director
Fine Arts Office
Ms. Hausman is still seeking MS baritones for her AMIS Honor Mixed Choir. Please see details on her blog post by clicking HERE
Attention Middle School Musicians:
Auditions are coming up for the AMIS (Association of Music in International Schools) festivals. ISM will be participating in 3 AMIS Middle School Festivals this year.
1. MS Honor Mixed Choir: January 18-22 at American Embassy School in New Delhi, India.
2. MS Junior Honor Orchestra: February 1-5 at Jakarta International School (JIS) in Indonesia.
3. MS Honor Band: February 8-12 at Singapore American School (SAS) in Singapore.
Participation in all festivals is by audition only. Students auditioning for Honor Mixed Choir will be selected by Music Faculty at ISM. Students chosen for Junior Honor Orchestra and Honor Band will be selected by an outside panel appointed by AMIS.
Audition dates are as follows:
Auditions: Sept. 23 & 26 3 pm in Room 1128 (Ms. Hausman’s Room).
Junior Honor Orchestra: Oct. 17 & 18 at 3 pm in Room 1126 (Mr. Odendaal‘s Room)
Honor Band: Oct. 17 & 18 at 3 pm in Room 1127 ( Mr. Howrey’s Room)
Find out more about AMIS by visiting HERE or by visiting the Music Teachers’ Blogs by clicking their name in this post.
Students will have to get their parents to sign a permission form to participate in the auditions.
Priority for AMIS Strings, Band and Choir will go first to students in grades 7 and 8, but grade 6 students are welcome to audition and may be chosen in “exceptional circumstances” (AMIS Handbook). ” Students who audition for AMIS festivals must be in good standing with the music department of the school they attend. Where possible, they should be members of the relevant performing ensembles. “(AMIS Handbook)