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May 9, 2019
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ES/MS Panther Musical Theatre Camp!

Dates: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21   
Time: 7:30am to 1:00pm
For: Students entering Grade 4 – 9 in August
Mr Marshall, our MS and HS choir teacher, is offering a musical theatre camp the week after school is finished. They will be putting on a WHOLE MUSICAL over the course of a week. The musical is “The Jungle Book”!!! He has some of his best high school singers and dancers working with him to help coach you. At the end of the week, we put on a show for friends and family. The songs are GREAT, and you may even get to make your own costume! Everyone will get a solo who wants one. We hope you can sign up!! 
 
For more information and an application form, please follow this link
 

May 3, 2019
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ES Music Shares are back!

At the end of the year, the ES Music Department will be hosting a “Music Share,” a time for students to bring in music, drama, or dance performances to share with an audience of parents and their peers. Students are invited to perform a 2-3 minute piece that they have prepared outside of music to share with their class. Parents are welcome to join us for this event, which will be held in music room 4-115.  The schedule and sign-up form for this year’s Music Share can be found here

March 28, 2019
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Jazz Night: A Collaborative Success!

On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, the ES Orff Ensemble performed a song with the HS Jazz Band at the annual Jazz Night concert. Tom Myers, the HS band director, arranged a jazz band version of a tune that the ES Orff Ensemble had learned – “Green Sally Up”. The ES and HS musicians took turns playing the tune, traded improvised solos, and then performed the tune together. Collaboration of this kind requires planning, flexibility, and open-mindedness, as well as courage and confidence on the part of our youngest musicians. The Orff Ensemble performed with great musicality, and impressed the audience with their vocal solos, improvised solos, and ensemble skills. Way to go ISB musicians! 

Below, you can find photos and video of the performance. Enjoy!

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Jazz Night 

February 15, 2019
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“The Cat and The Rat: A Caribbean Folk Tale”: Photos & Videos

This week, 142 grade 5 students brought joy and playfulness to the stage as they reenacted the Caribbean folk tale “The Cat and The Rat”, based on the book “The Cat’s Purr” by Ashley Bryan. We are so very proud of the courage, commitment and creativity that these students demonstrated. Please enjoy the videos and photos below!

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Process of Creating “The Cat and The Rat”

 

Click below to download and share any photos from the “Behind the Scenes” process of the musical. 

Production Photos for The Cat and The Rat Musical  

Tuesday, February 12th performance video:

 

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The Cat and The Rat Musical ( Tuesday show) 

Wednesday, February 13th performance video:

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The Cat and The Rat Musical ( Wednesday show) 

January 17, 2019
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ES Musical: “The Cat and The Rat: A Caribbean Folk Tale”

On February 12th and 13th, 142 Grade 5 students will head to the stage to enact a dramatization of the Caribbean Folk Tale, “The Cat and The Rat!” This fun, tropical show is not to be missed! Students have contributed to editing the script, choreography and sound as well as working on the costume design, stage make-up and set design!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL – There will be live music, that has been produced by our Grade 5 students who have carefully studied traditional Caribbean dance and Calypso music for a fully authentic and original production. There will be an interactive student exhibition in the Chevron Theatre relating to the French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau.

Do not miss this phenomenal production, which will prove to be an audio visual sensation!

 

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