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Music and Dance Night
Music and Dance Night serves as a platform for showcasing the musical and dance talents of our students, featuring choir, orchestral and dance performances.
In academic year 2018-19, some of the performances were conducted by student leaders, including a song from the Wind Band, all choir performances and the finale, which are normally led by our conductor, Mr. Jack Cheng, or our Music teacher, Mr. Alston Ng.
Hilton Kwok 5C, Evelyn Chan 5B, Anna Kwan 3D, Jonathan Ho 5D, Tom Chan 5E and a young alumnus, Leonard Chow, received training and guidance from Mr. Ng during different rehearsals in June and July to improve their conducting performances.
In addition to this, three new instrument ensembles were introduced into the programme together with a piano solo. The instrument ensembles, although newly formed this year, obtained wonderful results in their competitions this year, and their performances received very positive and encouraging feedback. Ulani Lo 4A, who played Abbey's Variation Op.1, astounded the audience with her spectacular performance on piano.
The Dance Team, also performed 3 beautiful dances, namely 花溪樂, 花舞 and 活寶石.
The Symphony Orchestra played Pictures at an Exhibition Mov’t 9 & 10, followed by Look at the World and Jerusalem, which were joined by the School Choirs and conducted by Leonard Chow, who was once the Chairperson of the Senior Mixed Choir when he was in Form 5. This brought the concert to an extraordinary end leaving the audience feeling uplifted and proud of all our musicians and conductors.
On the night of 15th July 2017, the grand celebration of our school’s 55th anniversary came to a rousing conclusion with a dazzling display of light, sound and colour – a large-scale musical production of the well known musical “The Sound of Music” by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. A combined effort of over 100 students and teachers created a lively theatrical treat with elements of playfulness, adversity, faith and love.
“In union, there is strength.”
Completely new to the world of large-scale musicals, our teachers found the music arrangement and stage management work fun and challenging. They also had strong determination and belief in our students’ ability in tackling the problems they faced.
Mr. Alston Ng
"It is possibly one of the biggest achievements of my life up till now. Knowing that musicals consist of drama performance as well as orchestral accompaniment, coherence between the two and the cooperation among all parties was crucial. Different parties trying their best to work things out with mutual trust and understanding was not as easy a task as it may sound. There were times when things didn’t go very well, however, it was a lesson for me to learn. It was a blessing that all parties were able to work as a team and deliver an extraordinary musical. It gave me great confidence and encouragement for my future endeavours. "
Chinese Drama Team
The Chinese Drama Team aims to introduce the dramatic arts to students by teaching students to write, direct and act out a play. Through stage techniques and drama appreciation, we hope to inspire creativity in our students, enhance their ability to express themselves, improve their self-confidence and enable them to appreciate art. The team not only focuses on acting techniques, but also provides valuable backstage training. A sense of teamwork and cooperation is created while producing a play.
Our students has been widely recognized in the inter-school competitions. They have received applause and appreciation from judges at the Hong Kong School Drama Festival, receiving awards for Outstanding Script, Outstanding Stage Effect, Outstanding Cooperation as well as Commendable Overall Performance. In the year 2018-19, three of our actors received Outstanding Performer awards, including Ho Cheuk Him Marcus from Class 2A, Fung Tsz Ki from class 2B and Lee Ming Chu from class 4A. Kong Yan Hei from class 5B was awarded Outstanding Director as well.
English Drama Team
EMI Drama Festival
In academic year 2018-2019, the English Drama Society won 2 awards at the EMI Drama Festival in March: Outstanding Teamwork and Outstanding Performer (4D Nancy Fan) for her portrayal of “Grandma Jung” in our play entitled, Always Understand That I’m Still Me (the acronym for AUTISM). In the English Drama Society, students come together once a week to learn acting and English-speaking skills taught by our NET teacher, Ms. Lisa Marie Gyokery, as well as write and perform English scripts for inter-school drama competitions.
EDB’s Stories on Stage (Adapted to Scriptwriting)
These photos show 4 of our Drama Society members who participated in the EDB’s “Stories on Stage” competition in July 2020. It was adapted to a scriptwriting competition due to Covid-19. Students are shown doing a dramatic reading of one of the scenes to our adapted script called “The Enchanted Paintbrush”. Students won a Certificate of Merit and Book Coupons.
Below are the performing students: 4D Liu Man Kit, Barney, 4A Chan Long Him, Edward, 4D Pang Po Yan, Angel, and 4D Yeung Pui Nga, Peony