Inside King's-Edgehill School

A Million Dreams can come alive

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 11, 2019 12:44:41 PM

Last night, our School celebrated the 2nd Annual Arts Gala, hosted by seniors   Nicola DuToit  and   Linus Mulherin  and assisted by the Arts Committee Head,   Joanna Bond. The event showcased talent and works from our various programmes of visual art, media art, dance, drama, and music. Midway through the show,   Nicola  (vocals) was joined by three more Grade 12 students,   Sharlene Chan  (vocals), and   Kathleen Balcome  (piano and vocals), and   Antonia Ziegler  (page turner) to perform a piece from the 2017 hit movie, The Greatest Showman, entitled  A Million Dreams  Click here to watch the performance. Their rendition was filled with passion and musicality and delivered an appealing message. The chorus of the song sums up nicely the ethos of art, in my opinion:

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

Freaky Friday The Musical

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 8, 2019 9:13:01 PM

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. 

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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

KES Music Miles High

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 8:07:38 AM

Part 1  - As I arrived to school the last morning of term before the March break and entered the Margaret Vair McLellan Concert Hall, I immediately invoked thoughts of Miles Davis. Greeting me was a collage of sound produced by a few students warming up. Yes, I arrive there each day to the sounds of students preparing for rehearsal of different bands; however, that morning was different. Given that quite a few students departed early for the break to embark on different school trips or early scheduled flights home, the soundscape was less cluttered than usual. I chose not to interrupt them and instead, I turned on a small recorder that I keep close at hand. Listen to this short clip I’ve entitled   Early Morning Mayhem.
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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 7:58:22 AM

Once again I am very proud to announce our Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition with the  Opening Reception on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm in our Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex . 

This final exhibition is the culmination of our students' IB experiences. They chose a selection of their work which articulates the purpose and intent of their show. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and diversity of their work. 

One of the first projects that the students completed in the   Grade 11 IB Visual Arts class  was a self- portrait. They were taught the proportions of the face and offered different materials to work with. Most students decided to use soft pastel chalk. They used both a photograph of themselves and a mirror. This is a very difficult project and they all should be very proud of their results. These self-portraits will be in our IB Art Show on Thursday, March 28. 
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Topics: IB Programme, ARTS

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

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

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

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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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

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

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