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Performing Arts at the British International School of Houston

Performing Arts students will develop cultural literacy, broadening their understanding of cultural and social history around the world to give them a global experience.

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About the curriculum

The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give our students a deep engagement with music, dance, and drama, as well as enhance their cultural literacy. 

Our students will develop skills such as critical thinking, resilience, risk- taking and discipline which students can use in their learning in any subject. Students will develop cultural literacy, broadening their understanding of cultural and social history around the world to give them a global experience.

The programme willInspire and equip our students with the skills, curiosity and cultural literacy to engage with the performing arts throughout their lives.

Beyond the Curriculum

Performing Arts at the British International School of Houston is flourishing and we aim to provide opportunities well beyond the classroom. Our dedicated teachers are passionately committed to inspiring and developing young performers.

Current ensembles on offer across different age ranges include:

The Tempos Choir: Year 1 and 2

The Dynamics Choir: Year 3 and 4

The Half Notes Choir: Year 5 and 6

The Accents Choir: Year 7 to 13

The Voices of BISH: Parent and Community Choir

 

String Ensemble

Ukulele Ensemble

Chamber Orchestra

Junior Theatre Company

Senior Theatre Company

Music Technology

Composition

Mandolin Group

Sing up is done through CHQ where you will also find details of times and days. In addition, students are encouraged to form their own ensembles and are welcome to rehears in the Performing Arts Department.

Performance Opportunities

Over the year, there are many different performance opportunities available to all students, including:

Joy in Performance Series

This is an informal performance series from 3.45 – 4.30 throughout the year, where students of all levels and ages are encouraged to perform and attend. 

Performances can be something that students have been learning in an instrumental lesson, in or out of school, something that they have learnt in class or something that they have prepared themselves.

Winter and Summer Concert

These are formal concerts which are held in the Theatre, showcasing highlights accross the Performing Arts Department.

Senior Musical

Addams Family. The casting is done by audition in September with the show run happening in March. Students from Year 7 – 13 are welcome to audition.

Junior Musical

Jungle Book. The casting is done by audition in August with the show run in December. Students in Year 5 and 6 are welcome to audition.

Performance are also a regular feature of school and community events and celebrations as well as class and year group assemblies.

BISH Studio (Instrumental Lessons)

Numerous instrumental and vocal lessons take place each week with visiting specialist music teachers. There are also opportunities for students to enter for external examinations with the Associates Board of the Royal School of Music.

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Enrollment for one to one instrumental lessons is through CHQ at the start of each CCA block: www.mychq.net/bishouston under BISH Studio (Music Lessons). Confirmation of lessons will be on Friday August 31st after which, the instrumental teacher will contact you directly to inform you of the timetable.