Most Recent Band News
- Upcoming Performing Arts Activities
April 30th 2013: Band Concerts (all bands will be performing their concerts.
May 10th 2013: Choir concerts (all Middle School and High School)
May 17th 2013: Roscars (Fine Arts Awards)
- HS Band Tour information
Here are the current details:
The HS Band will be participating with Global Missions Project doing performances around Nairobi. Here is the current schedule that will be updated as places get confirmed:
Saturday March 10 – Rehearsal with GMP team at Rosslyn Academy – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday March 11 – Karura Community Chapel (possibly 2 services).
Monday March 12 – Performance Morning / Afternoon
Tuesday March 13 – Performance – Parklands Baptist School / Performance Afternoon
Wednesday March 14 – GMP group morning activities and afternoon game drive. No students involved.
Thursday March 15 Performance – High School Chapel / Middle School Chapel (will go to classes – Activity period used for clearing stage and resetting the band hall. Tour over.
Please be getting all of your materials together. Place all of your music into sheet protectors and place in your black binder. Put all titles into alphabetical order. I would also suggest you buy some colored pagemarker tabs so you can easily get to your tunes quickly during the concert. They can be purchases at Nakumatt or the Textbook Centre.
What to wear:
Uniform for concerts will change from day to day and be announced on the previous day. You should already have your black and white, you just need to get a black shirt or blouse. Everyone needs a pair of blue jeans, the darker the better, but they do not have to be new. Here is the List:
More details will be coming as things get finalized.
- Upcoming Band Activities
As the new year has started as well as the second semester, here are reminders of what is coming up.
MS Symphonic Band and HS Wind Ensemble will be doing their Pre-Evaluation Concert on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Theatre.
The Rosslyn Concert Festival is on Tuesday March 6, 2012. So far we have 8 performing groups scheduled. The bands will be performing from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and the choirs will be performing from 1:00 to 3:00. Schools that are participating so far are Rosslyn, RVA, ISK, and Braeside.
COMING TO KENYA – Global Missions Project is bringing a team from various locations in North America to aid our HS Band in their very first Gospel Worship Tour. The HS band will be joined by Members of GMP as well as some local musician to perform in schools around Nairobi. The schedule is still being finalized and will be posted as soon as it is ready. The dates of the tour are Sunday March 11 through Thursday March 15. The students have received 25 selections to be working on with 6 more to be distributed on Monday January 23. Please be praying for and supporting these students that God will use them in a mighty way to proclaim the Gospel through Instrumental Music.
The final Spring Concert is on May 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM. This year the theme is “A Salute to the Stage and Screen” You will hear music from broadway productions to some of the great modern movie composers such as Andrew Lloyd Weber, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams and Michael Giacchino.
- Band Assignments for week of December 13, 2011 and for Christmas Break
All Christmas Concert music should be returned by now.
Concert Band – be working on Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Theme from Jurassic Park. New Music out on Wednesday.
Symphonic Band – be working on Concert Festival music – March Op.108, Themes from Die Meistersinger, and Fortis.
Wind Ensemble – No classes this week, Semester Exams. Work on Commando March, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence and The Lost Lady Found. Classes resume January 10, 2012.
- Band Assignments for Week of November 7, 2011
Beginning Band – Review sound production and rhythm and articulation.
Concert Band – work on Christmas Music.
Symphonic Band – work on Christmas Music.
Wind Ensemble – work on Christmas Music. (20th Century composer essays are now overdue!)
Next concert on Friday December 2, 2011 after school. This is part of the Community Christmas Festival .