May Term closed on June 4th with an hour of performances in Founders Theater by the Dance class, Entrepreneurship class, and several short films by the Film class. See a Photo Gallery of shots from the performances, as well as videos of the Dance class' performances of a Hip Hop Number, a Banghra-Style Indian Dance, and "Steam Heat" from the Pajama Game. Plus watch two short films created by the Film class -- the scary Pizza Night and a compilation of Paranoid Newscasts -- that premiered at the end of May Term.
The May Term "Science and Art" class found a variety of ways to turn science projects into artworks. See a photo gallery of Flow Paintings with amazing designs using silicone to keep the paint colors separate. Plus see a gallery of Shadow Prints of natural or mechanical objects they created using coated paper and fabric that are sensitive to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight.
Now you can view the video on the SGS Art and Music Program that premiered at the Spring Gala "Art Party" on May 4. Thank you to everyone that joined us for an enjoyable evening of fellowship and fundraising. We raised over $150,000 at that enjoyable evening of fellowship and fundraising, and then SGS received several additional gifts to help us reach our goal for the evening -- supporting the new LS/MS Arts Center and Technology upgrades. Enjoy watching the Arts Video, and you can still support these initiatives through the Gala Giving Page. The architects are completing the design documents for the new facility and the school plans to break ground this summer!
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has belatedly announced that the Saint George's Jazz Choir was selected as the Grand Sweepstakes winner of the Festival back on Feburary 22nd. SGS music director David Demand received the news and the impressive trophy last week. The grand sweepstake winner is selected from the Winner’s Concert, where SGS performed as the top B Division school. See a video of the choir's Performance of Cloudburst at the concert. (Curious what those hard-to-catch lyrics are? Check here.)
Come to the Upper School Art Gallery to see a remarkable exhibit. Senior Kyrie Woodard is displaying her CAS project of interviewing the homeless of Spokane. She spent the past two years interviewing 31 members of the community and taking some powerful photos. Some of their stories are truly heartbreaking and thought-provoking. See a Photo Gallery of some of the exhibit, which will be up through May.
Several SGS students performed at Spokane Musicfest in mid-May. Sarah Wu participated in four piano competitions and received two gold medals (Romantic and Piano Duo) and two silver (Beethoven, Impressionistic). Her brother Ethan Wu took part in two piano competitions, earning one gold (Contemporary) and one silver medal (Romantic). Congratulations as well to John Nowland, who received a silver medal and certificate of merit for participating in the Grade 8 vocal solo section. If other SGS musicians participated in Musicfest, reply to this email and let firstname.lastname@example.org know.
The Upper School Celebration of the Arts filled the courtyard with music on Friday, May 10. Watch videos of the Jazz Ensemble singing "California Dreamin'", of Ethan Wu playing a short piece by Prokofiev and Chopin's Nocturne in B flat minor on the piano, and of the Choir singing "Last Rose of Summer" and "Killing Me Softly". Plus Reagan Ivey and Caroline He perform "Flower Duet" that they sang at the State Solo & Ensemble competition, as well as "Loathing" from the musical Wicked. And the SGS Band performs "Can't Stop" (with some impressive guitar solos) and "Walking on Sunshine". Enjoy!
The 5th graders staged the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on May 16-17 in Founders Theater. It featured the Wonka Sisters, a bunch of spoiled children, green-haired Umpa Lumpas, and one lucky Charlie. See a Photo Gallery of the show and hear videos of them singing "The Candy Man," "I Want It Now" and "Pure Imagination." To order a DVD of the full performance, contact Philip at KDK One Digital Media.