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All Rapped Up!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Senior student   Xianlong (Daniel) Zhang  from Haizhou District, China, gave an interesting performance at the last Coffee House: it was an animated rap song. When I asked him what it was all about, I was surprised to learn it's context and story.   Enjoy the performance! 

I'll let him explain his love of music and the lyrics to his song:

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Topics: ARTS

A Quintuple Threat!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 18, 2019 7:57:00 AM

Grade 11 day student   Katie Goddard  of Wolfville sees life as having limitless boundaries. She is a full IB Diploma candidate with an outstanding academic average, a competitive varsity multi-sport athlete and defending alpine ski Provincial Champion, a first-class thespian, a swift dancer and choreographer, and last but certainly not least, a talented musician. Recently, Katie performed for an adjudication jury to get feedback in preparation for her upcoming spring recital. She really likes Eva Cassidy's rendition of Sting's famous song,   Fields of Gold, so she elected to sing that in a similar style. This young lady has a wonderfully rich timbre, well-slotted intonation, and super musicality. How one person so young can be so accomplished at everything blows me away! Accompanying Katie in this clip is our incredible piano teacher of thirteen years,   Mrs. Nicole Barrett,  who we are so very fortunate to have on our instructional team in the Music Department. These two ladies complement each other in this performance  --  Enjoy.

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Topics: ARTS

Grade 10 Art Class Photography Unit

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

An agamograph is a painting, drawing, sculpture or photograph that, when viewed from different angles, reveals a different image. Agamographs are named after Yakkov Agam, an Israel artist known for his sculptures that move, change or transform.

Our Grade 10 photography project was based on this concept. Students were asked to choose two different photos and then the images were cut into strips and reconstructed on a fan shape. I included the handout in the photos for you to get a sense of how these projects were made.  
The projects are now on display in front of our Fountain Performing Arts Centre. Enjoy.

Sandy Stewart
Junior School Art: Grades 8, 9 and 10
IB Visual Arts: Grade 11 and 12
IB Examiner, IB Workshop Leader Cat. 1,2 and 3
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Academics, Athletics, the Arts, and Leadership are the four pillars of a King's-Edgehill education. We talk about the pillars, approaches to education, co-curricular activities, current KES events and more in our blog, Inside King's-Edgehill School. Read the latest issue here.
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Topics: 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

Travelin' Trumpets, by James D. Ployhar

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 10, 2018 3:29:00 PM

For the past three weeks, I have attempted to feature the Concert Band; however, I have messed up each time with incorrect camera settings. Yesterday, I managed to capture the video 'with' audio. This number features the trumpet section which consists of Ella Brown (Grade 11), David Ubber (Grade 10), Eva Redmond (Grade 11), Gala Holm (Grade 9), and Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji (Grade 7). I am delighted and very lucky to have a full section as three trumpeters graduated this past June. Our new additions are terrific. They are doing some lightning licks in this piece which is carried along nicely by the other band members, and the high C at the end is executed by the section first chair, Ella. As the school year develops, I hope to turn up the heat and get the tempo up to 138; that's about 30 beats per minute faster than this performance! I know we'll accomplish this goal in time for the annual Spring Fling Concert. Wish us luck!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, ARTS

Mamma Mia!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 20, 2018 1:37:10 PM

King’s-Edgehill School presents Mamma Mia! on November 22nd -- November 24th with 7:00 pm performances and a 2:00 pm matinee performance on Saturday, November 24th.  Tickets are available at the door or by emailing or calling Janet Naugler at 798-2278, ext. 3593. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, ARTS

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