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

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

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

Surprise Halloween Dance

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2018 6:19:00 PM

As you have no doubt read before, Ms. Stephanie Cummings has joined the KES faculty as our new dance teacher. This is a fantastic addition to our Performing Arts Programme, and our dance aficionados are wild over it! To date, Ms. Cummings has assembled her dancers to perform for some of our various public events such as the Terry Fox BBQ, Grandparents' Day, and Open House. I have been delighted to see fresh new choreography each time, showcasing creative, expressive, and talented routines. This week, I am taking a break from my usual musical feature to present a breakout routine that the dancers did at our recent Halloween Dance. Be prepared to watch Ms. Cummings lead the troupe to Sail in this performance art piece. Their onlookers were surprised, supportive and impressed, and the dancers left the stage to join their peers on the open dance floor feeling accomplished and appreciated. I hope you enjoy their performance!

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From Choreography to "Stone Cold" in a Heart Beat

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As you may be aware, King's-Edgehill School thespians, musicians, and dancers are gearing up for one of the first non-equity productions of  Mamma Mia here at our School from November 22ndto 24th  (mark your calendar!). Grade 10 student,  Sarah Bell , and Grade 11 student,  Katie Goddard , are both instrumental in choreographing some of the numbers in the show. While waiting for the troupe to work out their steps of  Waterloo  during the last rehearsal, I heard the two girls harmonizing a different tune that is not a song in the show. Their voices blended beautifully on this song that I had not heard before. I approached them and asked if they would let me feature them in our weekly Newsletter and they immediately smiled and said yes. Katie announced that she would learn a piano accompaniment for the next day. What this clip reveals is a first rehearsal of the piece. While I was getting the camera ready, the girls attempted Demi Lovato's,  Stone Cold , with Katie playing the piano. They discussed the harmonies and a chord change; then, I turned the camera on them. None of the weekly videos I release for our Newsletter are engineered or edited. This is a fun example of an 'almost perfect' first attempt, with a reaction at the end that will entertain you nearly as much as their performance.  Click here to watch their performance. 

Learn about our Fine Arts curriculum from Grade 6 to IB Art as well as countless extra curricular opportunities to express your artistic passions.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES

Jason Hu Shreds Black Sabath's Crazy Train

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 1, 2018 4:27:00 PM

large_news1199288_1165187During our faculty professional development days, I was approaching an afternoon session being held in the theatre, when I heard Crazy Train booming loudly in the Concert Hall. I thought it was a recording and it was, with one exception: playing the lead guitar part (and shredding it like a pro) was one of our new Grade 9 International students, Qili (Jason) Hu, from Taiwan. He absolutely nailed every chord and riff exactly like the original recording. I asked Jason to give you his comments, which follow, and I ask you to watch a clip of Jason playing with an accompaniment track and witness his talent and enthusiasm for Heavy Metal music.

"My name is Jason Hu. I have been learning electric guitar for six years, and I have the super biggest dream to create the most famous heavy metal band in the world! When I was young, I heard a music band, named Pantera. There was a super crazy guitar player named Dimebag Darrell,  and their music is super cool and crazy! So, because I have my dream, I started to learn guitar!!! My motto is 'Never give up!’

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You Are the Reason

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 4:08:00 PM

Grade 10 day students, Victoria Dubois and Ileana Wheeler, are both musical dynamos who spend most of their spare time in the music room working on duets. In addition, these two are in my newly-formed jazz choir, and Victoria plays the flute in the Concert Band, while Ileana plays the violin. Recently, these two have been working on a Calum Scott song entitled You Are the Reason. Like last week's feature, this clip exposes both the talent and the joy that our musicians share when making music together for fun. Enjoy the performance! 

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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES

Musical Talent from Finland – Meet Elisabeth

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 11, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Wednesday was the first day of classes for the 2018-2019 School year. A young lady arrived in my classroom seeking information on how she might possibly join one of my music classes. She introduced herself as Elisabeth Lohi, a Grade 11 student from Finland who is passionate about playing the piano.

After a brief conversation, I invited her to play for me. She accepted immediately and seated herself at one of our grand pianos. It took only a moment for me to realize that she is not only passionate, but truly gifted as well. I asked her if I could record her for our first musical feature of the Headmaster’s Weekly E-Newsletter. She smiled and said, "Yes, of course." Remember, this talented young lady is in a new country, culture, and school. I am told that there are many new students who are attending King's-Edgehill School this year but, I am sure you will agree, that Elisabeth has set the bar high on her first day! Click here for her performance.

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