Talent Shines at Open Mic Night

At the beginning of March, High School Student Council hosted a very successful Open Mic Night/Talent Show. We had many amazing performances. From 6-7, both the students and teachers were very involved in on-the-spot karaoke performances. All of the singers were great, and we especially enjoyed watching Ms. McGlynn and Mr. Davis jam to NSYNC. Then, after 7pm, Anne kicked off the Talent show with some Karate. She was followed by some more amazing performances by Vishesh, Connor, Dylan, Dorje, Mr.Larson, Mr. Nielsen, Tapashwi, and Anne. Then, the class of 2019 Seniors performed “We’re all in this together” to close a very special evening.  

– Areez K

Lincoln School Hosts the First Young People’s Choir of Kathmandu

Last Sunday, Lincoln School organized and hosted the first-ever Young People’s Choir of Kathmandu. This involved six diverse schools from around the valley and over 100 children. They learned the song “Give us Hope,” which is about children asking for their voices to be heard. “Give Us Hope” has become somewhat of an anthem for children worldwide. It can be heard as you leave the 9/11 museum in NYC.

The children partook in a day of making new friends, soccer, dance/theater, and of course singing!


       
     

 

 

 

Twistable Turnable Man – Theater Intensive Weekend

This last Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln School had the pleasure of hosting two theater professionals, hailing from New York City, to host a 2-day theater intensive workshop. Around a dozen secondary students dove headfirst into a fast-paced devised theatre workshop with a focus in training the brain, the body, and the collaborative spirit. This experience culminated in a short performance on the last day that was created and inspired using the poetry of Shell Silverstein.

Day one, students learned devising games and exercises that helped them become more comfortable on the stage and develop the group as an ensemble to create original moments of theater. These activities were developed in groups, pairs, and solo moments on and off the stage.

   

Day Two was spent shaping these moments into a final showcase that highlighted the students’ talents and original composition.

A big thank you to our workshop facilitators Jonathan Taylor and Rose Schwietz for bringing out our students’ theatrical abilities!

 

Disco Rhino Dances All Day – Fossick Project at Lincoln School

This past week we had the honor of hosting the Fossick Project at Lincoln School. The creators of Fossick, Marta del Grandi and Cecilia Valagussa, worked with our Grade 4 and Grade 5 students to create a smaller version of their visual and audio performance.

The Fossick Project aims to produce artistic performances about the relationship between man and nature
 to suggest a reflection on environmental issues and raise awareness around urgent causes. Illustrator Cecilia Valagussa and singer-songwriter Marta del Grandi, the workshop facilitators, met in Belgium in 2013, 
while attending their Master studies at the School of Arts. Their collaboration is based on a mutual inspiration and on a common talent for storytelling. Here are two samples of their work. A Journey Into the World and Swim to Me.

Cecilia applies an analogical approach to create a live animation, by using an overhead projector on which she places different materials like flour, leaves, everyday things, and handmade props. She uses many techniques such as cut-out, drawing, and etching. Marta’s voice, unique for its versatility and endless shades, moves effortlessly on the compositions that she writes with samples, synthesizers and acoustic instruments 
on Ableton Live.

Their workshop focused on storytelling with sounds and images and challenged the students to free their creativity, imagination, and use their knowledge in a practical way. The theme was wildlife conservation and the relationship between man and the earth beneath.
 Students were asked to write a story collectively, collect sound samples, write melodies and lyrics, draw characters, their environment and define their interaction. The workshop ended with a little performance. 
Our students set their focus on endangered animals in Nepal.

Day 1 – Research and Sketching

Day 2 – Songwriting Starts

Day 3 – Adding Movement to Animals and Orchestration to the Song

Day 4 – Finishing Animals and Rehearsing Song Memorized

Day 5 – Performance!

 

 

Lincoln Peps Up For SAISA!

The 2nd season pep-rally was a raving success with elementary students also in attendance to cheer on our art, band, basketball, badminton, football, music and tennis teams. Fun activities included a Principals’ charade challenge, and a whole-school rock-paper-scissors contest! Good luck to all our teams and go Snow Leopards!

Elementary School Honor Choir Performs with the Kathmandu Chorale

Before we left for winter break, Lincoln School’s Elementary Honor Choir performed with the Kathmandu Chorale. The Honor Choir joined the chorale of about 50 singers in singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as performing their own set of songs.  In front of an audience of about 300 people, the Honor Choir did a beautiful job representing our Lincoln School Music community.
 Grade 5 piano accompanist plays while the Honor Choir sings “I’ll Think of You.”

AP Literature Performs Merchant of Venice!

The AP Literature class performed their culminating project connected to the Merchant of Venice before Winter Break in Lincoln’s very own Globe Theater. Students memorized and performed key scenes in partners or individually, and were assessed on their comprehension of Shakespearean text, as well as their ability to recreate it on stage. Students really put a pound of flesh into this work and it seems the investment paid off!

Martian Christmas Performance – Truly Out of this World!

The martian’s landed at Lincoln’s Globe Theater on Wednesday night for a wonderful evening of music and performance, where each Elementary School student had a part to play and a song to sing. By the end of the event all was well; the theater had been turned into a space of Christmas cheer, love and laughter, as we sang, This is the time of year for love and peace. Congratulations to all who made this happen!

Grade 5 Music Field Trip

 

In Grade 5 music we have been learning about folk music and protest music. To culminate our unit, we embarked on a creative journey to write our own protest song. Last week we traveled to the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory to professionally record our product.

The song will be available for purchase at the Back to School Picnic on September 29th. All proceeds from our song will be given to the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Center (KAT Center).

Below are some photos and a video from that field trip!

 

 In the mixing room, listening back to the song! 

In the studio checking the microphones! Getting ready to record! 

Learning about the mixing board in the sound room!