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ISM Fine and Performing Arts Events 2017-18


Fine Arts Calendar 2017-18

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

MS Play this week! (May 4 to 6)


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.

Performance Dates:  

  • 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:

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.

Show synopsis:  

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!

 

 

 

 

 

100% Dance- April 20th, 2017 @3:30pm in the FAT


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!

HS Music Finale Concert- April 4th @5:30pm in the FAT


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) :

 

 

Fine and Performing Arts- Event videos now avaliable in Parent Portal

The ISM Fine & Performing Arts Office films many performances throughout the school year. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws, we cannot post many of these events to a public access site such as YouTube. In order to make access to these events easy for ISM families, we have now added a Google folder containing the films in the “Quick Links” list of the Parent Portal. Here is a screenshot of this link:

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.
Because the file sizes are so big, downloading the video you want to watch to your personal computer is recommended. This also means you will retain access to it after you leave ISM and it will be easy to share with family members via file share sites such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
You can download by clicking on the video file you want. A similar screen as seen below will open and then you select the download tab, which is located at the top-center of the screen:

You will be asked to select where you want to save the file on your personal computer.
Currently we only have events for this year avaliable, but will work on shifting over the last two years as well in the coming weeks. We will also eventually include folders containing photos taken by our ISM student photographers at some events.
SHARING POLICY
 
The videos in this folder are provided for private family viewing only. These videos SHOULD NOT be uploaded to the internet for public access. If this becomes an issue, we will have to stop providing the films in this manner. You can certainly share your downloaded files to family members in other countries but please make it clear to them that these videos SHOULD NOT be uploaded to any social media or public access site.  
 
Happy viewing!

IASAS Debate & Forensics Try Outs 2016/17


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:

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Here is the link to the IASAS Impromptu Speaking try out sign up form: IASAS IMPROMPTU SPEAKING- SIGN UP HERE!

 

HS Play 2016- Tickets now on sale!


final-psd-much-ado-about-nothing-psd-google-driveGet 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.

 

 

 

HS Great Works Concert- Tuesday, September 20th, 2016@5:30pm

  • 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)

FAO International Trips 2016-17


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.