Performing Arts in Term 3
The next instalment of the Performing Arts adventure for 2017!
Thank you to all our performing arts students who joined the Pimpama campus to perform their acts on Thursday June 15, for the Community Awareness Afternoon. The young Primary students were so attentive and excited to see the ‘big kids’ sharing their amazing talents with them so willingly. It is certainly something that we will look forward to doing again!
I just wanted to take some time to highlight some of our major dates for this term.
Week 1: July 11 TOKO-TON TAIKO Drumming Team visit - We have partnered with the Japanese dept to bring this amazing drumming group to perform and work with both students of Japanese as well as our High School Percussion students. TOKO-TON will also perform for our Senior School Assembly.
Week 2: July 19 INSTRUMENTAL SHOWCASE Be sure not to miss some of the best and brightest in our Instrumental program, as they present pieces they’ve worked on this year, many of whom will also be competing in the upcoming Gold Coast Eisteddfod and sitting for AMEB exams.
July 20 ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 SCHOOL MUSICAL We’ll be announcing the chosen show at our Middle School Assembly, and at the same time, the Senior School will find out via Haiku… Hold your breath!
Week3: July 24 YEAR 9 DRAMA - Dead Puppet Society will visit to present Puppet Construction and Manipulation workshops. These are the fabulous team with whom we worked to create our ASLAN puppet.
July 28 GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD commences - This amazing performance opportunity runs until Sept 14, so we heartily wish all our King’s students the very best for your entries. PLEASE let us know how you go, so that we may congratulate you in our school newsletter. Email photos and results!
July 29 CARNIVAL DAY! Many of our talented performing arts students will be presenting a variety of performances on the Amphitheatre stage from midday until 6.30pm, with our inaugural BATTLE OF THE BANDS happening from around 5pm. Be sure to secure decent seats!
Week 5: Aug 9 MY NAME IS JIMI matinee performance excursion for Yrs 10-12 Drama students, heading to Bille Brown Studio in Brisbane to see this new work, exploring the sense of Place, that is so important to Jimi Bani and his Torres Strait Island family.
Week 6: Aug 15 YEAR 12 MUSIC SOIREE: Once again, our Year 12 Music students will present one of their final performance events before they graduate this year.
Aug 18 GOLD COAST SECONDARY SCHOOLS DRAMA FESTIVAL We have 13 fine students who are competing in the Intermediate section of the Drama Festival this year, performing the play, “30 Minute Romeo & Juliet”. ‘CHOOKAS!’ for your performance, players!
Week 8: Aug 31 YEARS 10-12 DANCE EXCURSION Our Senior Dance students will attend a matinee performance of Bangarra Dance Company’s new work, Bennelong, to which they will write analytical responses.
Week 10: Sept 11 LASER BEAK MAN Our ‘optional’ excursion to see another new work - this time by Dead Puppet Society, based on the very popular story book by autistic artist, Tim Sharp.
Sept 13 MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOWCASE We will finish our Term 3 by showcasing the exciting talents of our Middle School students, featuring works from both the Instrumental department as well as some pieces from our Performing Arts classrooms. Another evening not to miss!
So that looks like an EXTREMELY busy term once again for our budding performers… And that’s without having mentioned the Primary choirs (& Mr Simon Reddrop), band (Mr Eddie Bray) and orchestra (Mr Ryan Chislett), as well as the myriad ensembles (Percussion - Mr Danny Lee, & Brass - Mrs Christine Wheatley) and solo/duo performers who are gearing up for many performances, including competing at the eisteddfod.
And of course we can’t forget the Primary musical, Alice in Wonderland, which is thriving under the direction of Mr Simon Reddrop, with his wonderful band of teacher helpers, too. There will be so many more events to look forward to in Term 4, but for now - make sure you get along to as many of our Term 3 performances… You’ll be sorry if you miss out!
I’ll be in touch again soon, once we’ve released the title of our Secondary school musical for next year, and keep an eye out for all those talented performers who we’ll gladly celebrate when they shine their proverbial ‘lights’ at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod in the coming weeks.
Mrs Christine Harm, Director of Performing Arts P-12