|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|
After months of rehearsal, the cast and crew for the MS Play are excited to open on Thursday, May 4th. This year’s play is the the musical Man of La Mancha, which is based on the legend of Don Quixote. Over 70 MS students and 10 HS students are involved on stage or behind the scenes, making this one of the biggest MS activities of the year. Please come and support the students and staff who have been working since December to bring you a wonderful show.
- Thursday May 4th@6pm
- Friday May 6th @6pm
- Saturday May 6th @ 2pm
- Saturday May 6th @6pm
(The show lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes, which includes a 15 minute intermission.)
Tickets cost 150PHP for students and 300PHP for adults. They are for sale from the cashier’s office or on the electronic kiosks. There are no ticket numbers and it is open seating.
17th century writer Miguel Cervantes wrote the famous book Don Quixote. In this musical, Cervantes decides to tell Don Quixote’s story one last time before his manual script is burnt. The musical is therefore a play-within-a-play, where the plot jumps back and forth between Cervantes the story teller and the adventures of Don Quixote the ‘crazy’ knight. As Don Quixote and Sancho search of adventures, they end up fighting wind mills, fall for the beautiful Aldonza, overcomes bandits, are robbed and finally stands up to their arch enemy.
MAN OF LA MANCHA became one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history when it was first released , winning 5 Tony awards in 1966. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. Sure, he is a little crazy, but sometimes that is what is needed if we are to pursue our passions in life. The scores most famous and enduring number is “The Impossible Dream”
Design concept for this performance:
You will notice that all the costumes and set design have a distinctly Filipino style!
ISM’s Dance Company presents their final dances for the year on April 20th at 3:30pm in the FAT. This year’s theme is Dancing Through The Years. Expect to see a wide range of dance styles explored as students take on choreographing their own work. This is the penultimate day for G12 students at school so the company will also be dancing for the last time with the group. Tickets are not needed and it is free seating, so come support this celebration of dance!
The HS Finale Concert is on Tuesday, April 4th and starts at 5:30pm in the FAT. This is a celebration the semester’s work in all HS Music classes and also the last opportunity for our Grade 12 musicians to perform with their class. For many, music has been a strong part of their ISM identity and it is therefore often quite an emotional experience for them.
This year’s theme explores the concept of musical journeys, whether that be a cerebration of a physical journey, an exploration of a metaphorical journey, or simply the journey in one’s mind as they listen to music. So get your passport ready and be prepared to travel some wonderful places! Here is a list of the groups involved and pieces they will play ( this is not the actual performance order) :
Once you have clicked on this link, you will be taken to the Google folder that contains folders label by the school year. Click on the year in which the event you want to watch took place and a list of video files will appear.
You will be asked to select where you want to save the file on your personal computer.
This year, IASAS Art/ Dance/ Drama/ Tech is hosted by ISKL. We have to spots avaliable for experienced tech students who are independent, proactive, and design focused. Here is the application for for these positions, which should be completed by November 4th:
This next IASAS Debate and Forensics Convention is hosted by International School Bangkok. The group of 6 Debate, 3 Oral Interpretation, 3 Original Oratory, 3 Impromptu and 3 Extemporaneous speakers will travel on March 1st, 2017. If you would like to be considered for one of these spots you should already be talking with the coaches. Here is a list of try out dates. The teacher leading each group is underlined. Please talk with them ASAP if you haven’t already been in contact:
Here is the link to the IASAS Impromptu Speaking try out sign up form: IASAS IMPROMPTU SPEAKING- SIGN UP HERE!
Get ready to be transported back to the 1980’s with this year’s High School play. Shake the Spears: Much Ado About Nothing is devised around the plot outline of this popular Shakespearean comedy but shifts the setting to small town Messina, Iowa. Director Tami Monsod has been working with students since August to create a modern retelling, where the action is punctuated by several 80’s music hits and some great dance numbers.
Plot: Since leaving town, local boy Benedict has made it big as lead singer of the nationally acclaimed band Shake the Spears. At the invitation of Messina’s mayor, the group returns to perform a special show. The band’s presence ignites new love, renews old flames, and provokes several intrigues along the way.
Content: This comedy includes several fun dance numbers, a band playing 80’s pop songs, and many comic characters so is great entertainment for all of the family. There is some mature content (mostly innuendo) and some serious moments the require focus so it is recommended that students Grade 6 or below come with an adult.
There are 4 shows, which take place in ISM’s Fine Arts Theater:
- Thursday, October 13th @6PM
- Friday, October 14th @6PM
- Saturday, October 15th @2:30pm
- Saturday, October 15th @6:30pm
Tickets: Tickets are avaliable from the ISM Cashier’s Office or the electronic kiosks situated outside the Cashier’s Office and the HS Canteen. If you pay via the kiosks, remember to collect a printed receipt. You can exchange this at the door for a ticket. Adult tickets cost 300PHP and student tickets cost 150PHP. There is no assigned seating.
- Who? High School Music classes and members of the Manila Symphony Orchestra
- Where? ISM Fine Arts Theatre
- When? Tuesday, September 20th
- Starts? 5:30pm
This year’s HS Great Works Concert takes on several Russian greats including, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The main purpose of the Great Works, however, is to provide an opportunity for the HS music classes to collaborate on a substantial piece of music. With this in minds, this year’s concert culminates in the Orchestra, Band and Choir joining to perform Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor.
Continuing on from last year’s success, members of the Manila Symphony Orchestra will again be playing alongside students. This provides an opportunity for students to interact with and learn from professional musicians.
Other program pieces include:
- Overture 1812 op.49 by P.I.Tchaikovsky (arr. J.Brubaker)
- Choreography by Robert Sheldon
- Spitfire by Gary P. Gilroy
- Bogoroditse Devo by Sergi Rachmaninoff
- Vocalize by Sergi Rachmaninoff (arr J.Manookian)
Fine Arts Office will oversee the following international trips during the 2016/17 academic year:
- HS IASAS Dance Exchange hosted at ISM (September 16 to 18)
- HS IASAS MUN in Taipei (November 9 to 13)
- HS THIMUN in Singapore (November 21 to 25)
- MS ISTA in Hong Kong (November 23 to 27)
- HS Vex Formosa Robotics Competition in Taipei (December 1st to 4th)
- MS AMIS Orchestra in Singapore (February 8 to 12)
- HS IASAS Art/ Dance/ Drama/ Tech in Kuala Lumpur (March 1 to 5)
- HS IASAS Music in Jakarta (March 1 to 5)
- HS IASAS Debate & Forensics in Bangkok (March 1 to 5)
- MS GIN in Hong Kong (March 3 to 5)
- MS AMIS Band hosted at ISM (March 8 to 12)
- MS AMIS Boys & Girls Choir in Jakarta (April 5 to 9)
If your child is selected for one of these trips, all forms and documentation should be directed to the Fine Arts Office for processing.