Friday Fun in the Forum – November 23

This week, Friday Fun in the Forum will be FREE! Anyone interested in signing up in Grades 3-6, please access this document.

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Friday Fun in the Forum – October 26

 

G3-G6: Do you like to sing, dance, or tell jokes? Then join the PA department’s Friday Fun in the Forum performances at 11:10am-11:35am in the Forum on Friday, October 26. To participate, please fill in the sign up form. All participants must donate $20 in support of the DDD charity of the month. Can’t participate this time? More opportunities for FFF will happen this year, so start practicing!

 

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71st Hong Kong MUSIC Festival Registration OPEN

LS and US students interested in participating in the 71st HK Schools MUSIC Festival can find the forms here. Completed forms with payment to Mrs. Kimberly Butler (LS) or Ms. Jessy Po (US). Fees must be paid by cheque to CDNIS. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, October 2nd. For more information regarding fees for solo, duo, and group performances, please refer to the festival syllabus.

 

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Lower School Curriculum Nights


We will host the Lower School Curriculum Nights on Tuesday September 11 (Grades 1-3) and Thursday September 13 (Grades 4-6). Please click the links to access the details for each evening. For details on Chinese presentations, click here: Grades 4-6 and Grades 1-3.
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Lower School Solo Assembly Sign Up

Each year, students in the Lower School are invited to audition to perform in grade level assemblies. Students may prepare a short solo or small ensemble piece of no more than 3 minutes. This opportunity is optional and is a great chance for young musicians to exhibit the music making that they do outside of school!

To sign-up, please fill in the information on this form. Sign-ups are first come, first serve! Students may only sign-up to perform in an assembly for their current grade level. *Grade 4 students are only permitted to sign-up for their homeroom’s assembly date.* Please only sign-up for one date to give more students an opportunity to perform! Assembly dates will close two weeks prior to the performance or when they fill up!

Once the form is completed you will receive an email from a Performing Arts teacher regarding an audition time and location. If you have any questions please contact Kim Butler at kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk

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Our First FRIDAY FUN IN THE FORUM is HERE!

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE – due to events scheduled at CDNIS, our first FFF will be moved from August 31 to  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th. Dress Down Day will also happen on Sept. 7.

Do you like to sing, dance, or tell jokes? Then join the PA Department’s Friday Fun in the Forum performances from 11:10am-11:35am in the Alan Dick Forum. To participate, please fill in the sign up form. Our first FFF is on Friday, September 7. All participants must donate $20 in support of the DDD charity of the month. Can’t participate this time? More opportunities for FFF will happen this year, so start practicing!

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Grade 4 Recorders Begins Tuesday August 28

Returning G4 students are reminded to bring their recorder to Performing Arts class on Tuesday, August 28.  They will be kept in the PA classroom for the duration of our music unit.

New G4 students will receive a recorder from Mrs. Butler during class on Tuesday.

 

If you have LOST your Recorder, a replacement can be purchased from Tom Lee Music stores across Hong Kong. We use the Yamaha YRS-23 Soprano German Recorder which is available there.

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After School Performing Arts Opportunities

Join the CDNIS Timbertones! 

Do you love to sing? Are you in Grade 3-6? The Lower School choir, the CDNIS Timbertones, is looking for you! This year-long ensemble will practice every week on Tuesdays after school. Auditions will be held during lunch times the week of August 27. For more information and to sign-up for auditions check out the CDNIS Timbertones page.

Join the Beginning Band

Do you want to learn how to play a band instrument? Students in Grades 4 to 6 are invited to sign up for the Beginning Band here. No experience necessary! Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 6 from 2:45pm-3:55pm. Between August 20-31, interested students will select a given a day/time to try out the instruments and make their selection. Please email kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk for more information.

Join the LS Strings Ensemble

The LS Performing Arts Department is excited to offer an opportunity for students in Grade 3-6 who are already studying a string instrument outside of school to join the LS Strings Ensemble. Auditions will be held throughout the week of August 27. For more information and to sign-up for auditions check out the Strings page on Ms. Benusa’s PA blog.

Join the Intermediate Band

Do you already play a wind or percussion instrument? All students in Grades 3-6 are invited to join the new Lower School Intermediate Band. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 2:45pm-3:55pm after school starting on September 5th. Auditions will take place from August 21-31. If interested, please complete this sign-up form in order to join! Contact kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk for more information.

Join the Dance Squad!

The LS Performing Arts Department is excited to offer an opportunity for students in Grade 3-6 to join the Dance Squad on Thursdays from 2.45-4.00. Students will be invited to learn some dance and choreographic techniques with the possibility of performances. All are welcome. Dance Squad starts September 6th. Interested students are invited to sign up here.

 

 

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Save the Afternoons — LS Performing Arts Experiences 2018-2019

Next year, the Lower School Performing Arts Department is excited to offer many after school experiences for the 2018-2019 school year. As you organise your child’s schedule for next year, keep the following opportunities in mind:

Treble Timbertones, led by Ashley Benusa will meet Tuesdays from 2:45-3:55. It is open to any student who loves to sing in Grade 3 to Grade 6.

LS Intermediate Band led by Kimberly Butler will meet Wednesdays from 2:45-3:55. Students who are already studying a wind instrument or percussion in Grade 3-6 are welcome to audition to be a part of this group.

LS Strings Ensemble led by Ashley Benusa will meet Wednesdays from 2:45-3:55. Students who are already studying violin, viola, or cello outside of school in Grade 3-6 are welcome to audition to be a part of this group.

LS Beginning Band led by Kimberly Butler will meet Thursdays from 2:45-3:55. Students in Grade 4-6 will have the opportunity to start an instrument from the beginning and work within an ensemble setting.

LS Dance Troupe, led by Carole Saunders is a new LS offering. It will meet on Thursdays after school for Grade 4-6.

More information about joining each of these ensembles will come out in August.

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Physical Theatre

Grade 5 students have been learning about Physical Theatre performance in PA class this month with Ms. Saunders. Using the dance elements of Body, Space, Time Energy and Relationships, students have worked in groups to prepare a presentation of a ‘chair duet’ based on the idea from Frantic Assembly.

 

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