Music is a vital part of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), and this is highlighted by the large number of students who choose to participate in extracurricular choirs and ensembles, groups which have grown tremendously in the past few years.
The Grade 6 SuperBand, under the stewardship of Mr. Marshall Shaw, is another program rapidly growing each year. These students begin rehearsals in October, rehearsing once a week and performing regularly at School functions, such as Evening of the Arts and Winter Preformances. It is a great opportunity for students to play great music in a large ensemble.
As part of the Lower School Music Program, there is a Primary Choir for students in Grades 1 and 2, a Junior Choir for children in Grades 3 to 4, and the Treble Choir for students in Grades 4 & 5. Auditions are held in September every year, and rehearsals begin soon after for the myriad events held in school, in our Hong Kong community and beyond.
Highlights of this past school year (2009-2010) for the Treble Choir have included performances at the following events and celebrations, both in-school and in the Hong Kong Community at large:
- Alan Dick Memorial Service at the AsiaWorld Expo on October 7, 2009
- Sai Wan War Cemetery Remembrance Service, with special guests including the Canadian Prime Minister Harper on December 6, 2009
- CDNIS Winter Performances on December 15 and 16, 2009 at LLAC Auditorium
- Alan Dick Memorial Walk fundraising event on March 22, 2010
- Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, Arrival Hall as Ambassadors of HK and CDNIS on March 31, 2010
- Choir exchange performances on May 3, 2010 in LLAC auditorium (performed for three other choirs; from Singapore International School, Kennedy School, and Kellett School)
- Festival of the Arts Concert with the Hong Kong Children’s Choir on May 7, 2010 in LLAC auditorium
- Canadian Investors Group International annual conference as the only guest performers on June 1, 2010 at J.W. Marriott hotel
- Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony on June 15 at LLAC Auditorium