Spring K-12 Fine Arts Night at Bayside
Last Friday, 22 April, the first floor of Bayside became a showroom of many SIS students’ expressions of visual and musical artistry. Artwork by students from kindergarten through 12th grade was on display while music students added to the atmosphere with live performances.
There were many proud artists from Elementary walking around proudly showing their artwork and many even prouder parents. It was exciting to see the growth and development of art from Kindergarten to grade 12 all in one space. The artwork on display was a great representation of all the talented artists in the elementary school.
A few changes were made this year in regards to the set up of the visual arts show. Firstly, the artwork for all of the grades was mixed up this year to encourage parents and students to walk around the entire show and not focus on just one grade level area. This was a great success not only in terms of circulation around the gallery but also in the fact that the scope and sequence of the art curriculum was out there for everyone to see. Another major change was the addition of the AP/IB gallery space which displayed 11th grade IB work and 10th&12th grade AP work in the drama room. The students were in charge setting up this area and were challenged to make it look as professional as possible. For IB, this exhibition was not only a chance to show off their work but it also served as a venue for their mock exams which consisted of a tour and interview about their exhibition, just like their final assessments which are scheduled for April of next year.
Twenty-two musical selections were performed in various stations throughout the gallery by MS and HS students. There were solos and small ensembles including vocal groups, piano solos, and a variety of combinations of woodwinds, brass, and strings.
Instrumental solos were prepared independently while most groups performed class projects. HS choir students formed 4-5 member groups and selected two songs from an assigned genre (Renaissance, Classical, Folk, or Jazz). The students grew through their research and rehearsal of song styles outside their comfort zones, performing beautifully and confidently.
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