Save the Afternoons – Performing Arts Opportunities 2019-2020

Next year, the Lower School Performing Arts Department is excited to offer many after school experiences for the 2019-2020 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. This group will meet in the first semester only.

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 to Grade 6 are welcome to audition to be a part of this group. This group will meet in the first semester, and again from April to June.

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. This group will meet in the first semester and again from April to June.

LS Beginning Band led by Kimberly Butler will meet on Thursdays from 2:45-3:55. This ensemble is for students with no prior experience on a wind, brass or percussion instrument, and is open to students in Grades 3 to Grade 6. This group will meet in the first semester only.

LS Dance Troupe, led by Carole Saunders will meet on Thursdays after school for Grade 3 to Grade 6. This group will meet in the first semester only.

LS MUSICAL –  we are pleased to announce our Lower School musical for 2019-2020 will be The WIZARD OF OZ, Young Performer’s Edition. Auditions will take place the week of November 25-29, with rehearsals from January to March on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Performances are on March 26 and 27, 2020. To prepare for auditions, special WOZ Workshops will be offered on select Fridays from September to November. For more information, please check out the LS Musical Blog here.

More information about joining each of these ensembles will be available in August.

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Last FFF of the Year – May 24

Sign up here for the last FFF of the school year.

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Performing Arts Student-Led Learning Reviews

To provide an authentic learning experience in the performing arts during Prep to Grade 5 student-led learning reviews,  students are invited to bring their parents to their performing arts classroom. There, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on learning engagements in music, dance and drama.  Sessions will be on a drop-in basis only. No appointments necessary.

Ms. Benusa (Grades 1, 2, 3) – LLAC 816

Mrs. Butler (Grades 4, 5, 6)  – LLAC 613

Ms. Saunders (Prep, Dance Grades 1-6)  – LLAC 815

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Evening of the Arts!

Come on out and support the Arts at CDNIS – Upper School presents the Evening of the Arts on Thursday, April 11, 7PM in the Leo Lee Arts Center.

 

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Friday Fun in the Forum – February 22

Students in Grades 3-6 are invited to sign up for the FFF on February 22 by completing this form.

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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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