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Freaky Friday

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2019 8:09:24 AM

You are invited to attend our Junior School performance of Freaky Friday on Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm. 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. For Freaky Friday we have the two leads; Hannah and Maya talk about their role in the play and their experiences in theatre.

My name is Maya Faucher and I am the mother (Katherine) in Freaky Friday. Katherine is about to have her own wedding with her fiancé Mike. Katherine’s daughter Ellie is a typical teenage girl that Katherine has trouble handling sometimes. This will be my 6th play at KES. I was a daughter in the play ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, a backup singer in ‘School Of Rock’, a stepsister in ‘Cinderella’, and part of the ensemble in the plays ‘42nd Street’ and ‘Mama Mia’. I am very excited to end my Junior School musical experience with such a fun play like ‘Freaky Friday’! I hope you enjoy our show!

My name is Hannah Bryant and for this year’s Junior School Musical, ‘Freaky Friday’, I am playing the daughter, Ellie Blake. I love participating in musicals, being on stage singing and dancing is my happy place. Ever since I was young, I have competed in music festivals singing and playing the piano, so I was introduced to music at a young age. In Grade 6, I was Arial in ‘The Little Mermaid’ for my school musical. Last year in Grade 8 when I came to at King’s-Edgehill, I joined the Senior School musical, ‘42nd Street’, playing Phillis. Later in the year, I was the fairy godmother in ‘Cinderella’, the Junior School musical. This year I was in the ensemble for the Senior School musical, ‘Mamma Mia’, which was a blast. I am very excited about this year’s performance for ‘Freaky Friday’, and I hope to see you there!

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Our Performing Artists - In front and behind the scenes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 22, 2019 11:39:14 AM

King’s Edgehill is proud to introduce the first Senior School play which brings together a collection of passionate and dedicated students from Grades 10-12. Each week leading up to our opening night, our hard-working marketing team will highlight 2 students who are involved with the creation of our play, whether they are acting or working backstage. We are excited to present our talented cast and crew and hope you will support them by attending our performances on   March 29th & 30th!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

The New Group in Town

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 20, 2019 5:05:00 PM

Last week, the Headmaster mentioned in his opening words, that I often say that I have the best gig going. It’s very true and, in fact, most days I don’t see it as a ‘job’ at all; I see it as an adventure that I get to share with a lot of like-minded and creative people. Having said that, I am proud to introduce the most recent jazz quartet to the King’s-Edgehill School music programme, jEBB. This group is co-founded by senior students Che Lim (Bryan) Li (piano), Benjamin Lohr (bass), and Grade 11 student, Ella Brown (trumpet): they’re the EBB of jEBB. They wanted someone to keep a simple beat behind their Miles Davis rendition of Bye Bye Blackbird; thus, they asked me to stand in: I’m the j in jEBB. For the record, the letters didn’t go together well enough to make up a better band name. I was adamant that I should not have lead billing in the band name but so be it, that’s how the letters fell into place; therefore, I insisted that the j has to be small case. Of course, I was delighted to do what I could to support these three terrific musicians. Be it known, that Bryan’sjazz piano style is harmonically rich and mature, with solos that will catch the attention of every jazz aficionado. Ben’s bass lines are rhythmically solid with just a touch of push in all the right places. And few can play the transcribed trumpet solo of Miles Davis like Ella. I just tagged on for the ride (I’m not a ‘real drummer’, you know) and hoped for the best not to screw up. Bryan set up the tune with a sultry piano prelude and then kicked the group in with a contagious swing intro. We enjoyed playing for the audience but, the truth is, we just enjoy playing. I trust you will witness that as you watch this week’s music clip.

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Meet more of our Amazing Visual Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 19, 2019 12:41:00 PM

We hope to see you at our IB Art Exhibition Opening Night Reception on Thursday, March 28, 2019. This year 25 Grade 12 and 25 Grade 11 IB Art students will participate in the show. We can't wait for Opening Night!

Maddy Ross  is from Wolfville, NS, and has attended KES for three years. All of her other five siblings have also graduated from KES!  
Artwork: Collage - Super Heroes
I was influenced by the artist, Sandra Chevrier. I had discovered her in Grade 8 when I was doing a project on collages. I wanted to put collages on a face and was also interested in Super heroes. I found all of the images online and then printed them and decided what I wanted to say with the images. With this project, I glued them on paper. I am now working on a similar art piece where I am using canvas and a larger format. 
Future Plans: I plan to attend University and study Engineering.
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Music: What a Good Feeling It Can Create!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Our KES Stage Band performed the 1983 hit song Flashdance What A Feeling at our last coffee house. This group meets and rehearses on Monday and Friday mornings and has developed a diverse collection of tunes ranging in selections from James Brown, Jerome Kern, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Irving Berlin to name a few. Although some band members were absent due to other School commitments, the students in this performance include Grade 10 students, Victoria Dubois and Ileana Wheeler (vocals), Grade 11 students, Ella Brown (trumpet), Morgan Bryant(guitar), Max Cole (lead guitar), and Eva Redmond (cornet). Special recognition is extended to seniors Joanna Bond (vocals), Nick Cheverie (drums), Kyra Jarvis (alto sax), Miguel Villar Moreno(guitar), Che Him (Bryan) Li (piano), Ben Lohr (bass), and Piranavan Somasekaram (clarinet). You might want to put on your dancing shoes when you listen to this clip! 

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Our Very Talented Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 11, 2019 4:17:00 PM

We hope to see you at our IB Art Exhibition Opening Night Reception on  Thursday, March 28, 2019 . This year we have 50 very talented Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Students who would be thrilled to discuss their creations with you. 

Rayannah Hwang  has attended KES for five years. She was born in Korea and now lives in Falmouth.
I have chosen 'Building 1' as my favourite piece since it is one of my most recent works. I enjoyed working with the transfer technique, and it also includes ink and marker. I wanted to incorporate buildings into this work since the structures have always interested me. The middle of the drawing is the platform--through the glass you see colour then above the structure I wanted to draw the buildings as a skeleton or a minimalist view.  
Future plans:  I plan to study Architecture.
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Topics: Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Arts At KES, ARTS

A Broadway Classic

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 5, 2019 2:21:29 PM

broadwaySenior student and "Lifer" of 7 years at KES, Joanna Bond, from Hubbards, Nova Scotia, is no stranger to our Music programme, most especially on stage with our musical theatre productions. Joanna is also a vocalist in the School Jazz Band and Drum Sergeant Major of our Cadet Band. I first directed Joanna even before she was a King's-Edgehill student; she was in Grade 5 and acting in a collaborative production of Jane Eyre between King's-Edgehill School and local theatre company, Quick As A Wink. Since then, I have seen Joanna in every School musical and a bevy of community shows as well. Musical theatre is JoJo's passion. I doubt that there is a musical with which she is not familiar. Like my other Grade 11 and 12 music students, Joanna recently was adjudicated by my associate music teachers here on campus. The comments they made will be useful to her as she prepares for her graduation recital this spring. Joanna performed Think of Mefrom The Phantom of the Opera. This song is regarded by many to be challenging, especially by the final operatic cadenza of scales and intervals that include a high Bb. Accompanying Joanna, is another Grade 12 student and accomplished pianist, Elizabeth Walsh from Labrador. I hope you enjoy the performance!

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Our Very Talented IB Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 1, 2019 2:24:00 PM

Please mark   Thursday, March 28, 2019  on your calendar for this year’s Opening of our   KES IB Art Exhibition. This exhibition will showcase the very talented work of our Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Students. We are very excited because this will be one of the largest shows that we have ever hosted with 50 students in this year’s exhibition! Watch for your invitation.
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Meet our KES Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 29, 2019 7:55:40 AM

Please mark your calendar for a very special date.  Thursday, March 28, 2019 is the date of the opening of our incredible KES IB Art Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase the very talented work of our Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Students. We are very excited that this will be one of the largest shows that we have ever hosted. There will be 25 Grade 12 students and 25 Grade 11 students in this exhibition. Watch for your invitation!
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Arts At KES, ARTS

G for Two

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 9, 2019 6:08:08 PM

Grade 11 IB Music students are required to perform for a panel of jury adjudicators as part of their applied studies portfolio. Max Cole is a fantastic young guitarist and singer from right here in Windsor, and he is in his fifth year at our School. He is an integral member of the School Jazz Band, seeks centre stage as a leading cast member of every musical, and fronts his own pop band, Alkazar. Max elected to play a Carlos Santana guitar selection, entitled Europa. Accompanying him is our long-time guitar teacher and my dear friend and colleague, Mr. John Tetrault (1968-70). John is terrific at mentoring students like Max to strive to reach their full potential musicianship and beyond. What is an interesting aside is that John is also an alum of KES and his name still resides on the infamous "Wall of Payne" for his accomplishments in track & field during his KES school days! Click here and enjoy the performance!

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