Instrumental Lessons are off to a fabulous start! Students are really enjoying their lessons and the instrumental teachers are finding BIS students to be talented, diligent, friendly and enthusiastic. Needless to say, they are really enjoying teaching here!
It is still possible to sign up for lessons.
Lessons are being offered on the:
- Lower Brass (including trombone and tuba)
Extra-curricular Music Activities
Several ensembles have already begun, others are about to start and ANYONE interested in being part of any of these ensembles should see Miss Newman because these ensembles are for the students of BIS! All ensembles are looking for more enthusiastic and committed members!
Jazz Ensemble takes place on Tuesday at lunchtime. Anyone who is interested in playing jazz may join this ensemble. An intermediate level of proficiency on your instrument is required.
Brazilian Drumming takes place on Monday lunchtime. No experience necessary! We have a Brazilian Drumming set and Bernd Petruck (the drum teacher) is trained in Brazilian Drumming. For more information on joining this fun ensemble, see Miss Newman immediately!!
Secondary School Concert Band: all those keen musicians wanting to play in the concert band come along Wednesday lunchtime. During trimester 2 and 3, Concert Band will take place in ELP time.
Wind Ensemble: Thursday lunchtime. The wind ensemble has already had its first performance at Upper School Assembly and they played for a TV documentary recently! We would love more members. So if you are a keen wind player, please see Miss Newman.
All concerts will be in the auditorium, beginning at 7pm and you are all invited to every concert! Please mark these dates in your calendar:
23rd January – BIS Celebration of Music (Secondary school students)
All ensembles from BIS and soloists from the Seconday School will perform at this concert. It will be a fabulous evening, brimming with talent!
6th March - IGCSE and IB performance evening
7th May – BIS Music Extravaganza (Primary and Secondary school)
Lower and Middle School will show case their musical talent in ensembles and as soloists in this fabulous event!
Please encourage your children to get involved in music at BIS and I really look forward to seeing you at the concerts this year!
Music teacher Secondary School
The drama department at B.I.S offers drama courses to students in grades 6-12. During the MYP years, students learn not only various dramatic techniques but also social skills. Teamwork, intercultural communication and the ability to express one’s own thoughts are core goals of the MYP drama curriculum.
Students in grades 9 and 10 have the opportunity to select the IGCSE Drama Course. This course gives a deeper insight into dramatic techniques and styles and also deepens the understanding of drama. Students find out about the different approaches of professional theatre.
This school year, BIS starts down a new path with the introduction of Theatre Arts at the IB level. We will be implementing the new program, re-written by the IBO, to allow our students to explore this art form as an individual and as an ensemble member; as a global citizen, and as a developing artist. Members of the class will participate as performers, dramaturges, audience members, and designers.
The BIS Art Department can be found up under the beams of the top floor of the castle. The environment is exciting and dynamic with all sorts of artistic things continually happening.
Apart from the more traditional artistic pursuits such as Fine Art (drawing, painting, and sculpture/3D), BIS offers Computer Graphics and Digital Photography.
One of the Art Department's high points each year is the Fashion Show. Every October, all art students from grades 9 to 12 strut their stuff on the catwalk, showing off marvelous, one-of-a-kind fashions they have created from challenging materials such as newsprint, power tape, cardboard, foam or foil.
Although art is all around us, it is often missed through familiarity or lack of observation. It is the aim of the Art Department to get students to SEE AGAIN, with new eyes, the wonders of everyday things….. the extraordinary in the ordinary.
All students have art workbooks which can become works of art in themselves. They soon fill up with research into different artists and movements, and cut outs from magazines and information from books and the internet, containing inspiration from other cultures, museum visits, sketches, experiments, critiques, plans and notes from class.