Creative Ventures (Winter 2014)

Xantippi Abel and Ann Forget, Visual Arts – East and West

MFAIn November, East and West IB Visual Arts Students joined together spent a wonderful, artful day in Boston touring the MFA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this past Friday.  The students who went to the Gardner Museum loved seeing the piazza-styled home and courtyard gardens and were given a tour of the home/museum. Many students viewed paintings by John Singer Sargent, Titian, Rembrandt and Whistler just to name a few. Students had a blast spending time together while enriching their knowledge of art history.

VonnegutArtist Studio Visit

Mrs. Abel’s F Block IB Art Juniors had the privilege of visiting the studio of local artist Edith Vonnegut. Ms. Vonnegut gave the students a personalized tour of her art studio and discussed the life and work of a living artist. Students had the opportunity to discuss art, ask questions and receive first-hand knowledge about the process of finding inspiration, creating art, and making a living as an artist. As an added bonus Ms. Vonnegut gave the student a tour of her father’s (Kurt Vonnegut) writing studio.

Abel Art 1

Artist Sander Goldman

Exploring 3 Dimensional Art

Artist Ginnelle Foster

Artist Ginnelle Foster

Artist Sam Yetman

Artist Sam Yetman

IB Art Year 2 students are working with sculpture materials and exploring the concept of the human figure through clay, Plaster of Paris and tape.

Sounds of the Season

Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll

Do Re Females A cappella

Do Re Females A cappella

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Jacob Tobey serenades strollers

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Sturgis Elves add holiday spirit to festivities at the Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll on Main Street

Winter Concerts

East Concert 2014

Despite the “weather outside being frightful” due to a nor’easter,  East Winter Concert  was a great success. Congratulations to our talented student musicians and singers. Thanks to the Directors of Choirs – Laurie Davis; Sturgis String Ensemble – Dan Flonta; Jazz Band and Improvisation Combo – Jim Krikava for your dedication to the Sturgis music program.

Chorus 9 and Choir 10

Jingle Bell Rock…………………………………..Traditional arr. Wagner

Oh, Hold Thou Me Up…………………………………………B. Marcello

Velvet Shoes…………………………………………………R. Thompson

What It Means to Be a Friend (from 13)…………………………J. Brown

Solos: Selena Davis, Janna Linhares, Collen Gordon, Faith McGuire

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Sturgis Singers & Faculty/Parent Choir

Sturgis Singers & Faculty/Parent Choir

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore…………….D. Ellington arr. Althouse

Ave Maria…………………………………J.S. Bach/C. Gounod arr. Shaw

Season’s Greetings………………………………….Traditional arr. Eilers

Sturgis String Ensemble

Strings 012Canon in D………………………………………J. Pachelbel arr. Sobieska

Dynamite………………Cruz, McKee, Gottwald, Martin, Levin arr. Lopez

Half Step Down

Half Step Down

Half-Step Down (A cappella)              Director: Liam Mahony

Why Do Fools Fall in Love……………………….F. Lyman and M. Levy

arr. Raugh and Sharon

Blackbird………………………………………P. McCartney arr. Mahony

Tenor: David Girardin

The Chain………………………………………..Michaelson arr. Mahony

Solos: Thea Goldman, Ella Hunt, Anna Rohlf

Jonah Senzel: vocal percussion

Jazz Improv

Jazz Improvisation Combo

Jazz Improvisation Combo

Blue Monk…………………………………………………………T. Monk

Do You Know What it Means?…………………………………………….E.Delange

Christmas Song………………………………………………….M. Torme

Solo: Ella Hunt

Moanin’……………………………………………………….B. Timmons

Sturgis  Jazz Ensemble

Santa Claus is coming to Town……………………………………………..J. F. Coots arr. Lewis

Harlem Nocturne…………………………………………………………………..E. Hagen arr. Stitzel

Santa Baby………………………………………………….J. Javits, P. and T. Springer arr. Berry

Big Band

Sturgis Jazz Ensemble

Ella Hunt sings

Ella Hunt with Jazz Combo

Directors

Choirs: Laurie Davis

Sturgis String Ensemble: Dan Flonta

Jazz Band and Improvisation Combo: Jim Krikava

Com choir 009Accompanist:

Fred Drifmeyer

Special thanks to Eric Heiser, Paul Marble, Marsha Yalden, Aidan Parent, the Federated Church; and to the family and many friends of our Sturgis musicians

West Winter Concert Poster

Sturgis West Winter Concert

Sturgis Strings – Dan Flonta, conductor

Lion’s Pride…………………………………………………..….Jason Hayes, arr. Victor Lopez

Concerto for Two Violins, mvt. 2……………..……………J.S. Bach, arr. Norbert Gerl

Dynamite…………………………….Taio Cruz, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max
Martin, Bejamin Levin, arr. Victor Lopez

Sturgis Chorale (Choir 9/10) – Nhung Truong, conductor

Dona Nobis Pacem…………………………………………….W.A. Mozart

Sturgis Chorale

Sturgis Chorale

Winter Song………Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, arr. Mac Huff,

Chris Parkin, violin, Caroline Lee, cello

Carol of the Bells…………………………..……..M. Leontovich, arr. Patrick Liebergen

Jazz Combo – Matthew Lee, conductor

Skylark……………………………………………………Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Dave

Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo

Wolpe
You Stepped Out of a Dream………………….Nacio Herb Brown, arr. Dave Wolpe

My Funny Valentine………………….Richard Rodgers, arr. Dave Wolpe

IB Music Seniors
West Winter Concert 045Creep in a T-Shirt……………………………….Portugal. The Man

IB Music Juniors
Stitched Up……………………..….Herbie Hancock, feat. John Mayer

Do, Re, Females – Nhung Truong, director
Bring me Little Water, Silvy…Huddie W. Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Arr. Moira Smiley

Do Re Females

Do Re Females

Hide and Seek……………Imogen Heap, arr. N. Truong
Shake it Out……..Florence and the Machine, arr. N. Truong

Sturgis Scoops – Alexander Houpert, director
Houdini………………………..….Foster the People

The Longest Time……..Billy Joel, arr. Roger Emerson

Jazz Band  – Matthew Lee, conductor
Mack the Knife…………….Kurt Weill, arr. Rich DeRosa
Clair de Lune………………Claude Debussy, arr. Bob Turner
Watermelon Man……….…Herbie Hancock, arr. Chris Sharp

Sturgis Scoops

Sturgis Scoops

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The Current - Fall 2014 Cover (1)Sturgis is proud to announce the completion of the fall issue of The Current. Student editors have been hard at work compiling student and faculty art, photography, and writing into 32 pages of creativity! Check out our arts magazine in the library or the front office. Buy a copy for just a dollar at lunch in front of the main stairwell. Read all submissions artwork, writing, and photography on our blog:sturgiscurrent.blogspot.com!

Feeling inspired? Send your work to litmag@sturgischarterschool.org or submit on our blog: sturgiscurrent.blogspot.com.

Story Rebels

Laurie Carah, Library – West

I would like to introduce, KR Conway, West’s Writer In Residence for this school year!  Kate is the author of the highly popular Young Adult fiction series, Undertow which is unique to this area as it is set in historic Cape Cod, but that is where the similarities end as KR’s characters have highly evolved abilities and bloodlines.

 With 20 years of professional journalism, Kate is not only an adept author, she has the uncanny ability to ignite passion for her craft with humor and grace in the many venues at West she has been sharing her ideas with.  A favorite presenter in the Library during 2013-14, this year, Kate is co-sponsor of the Story Rebels Advisory and Club, which meets in the library on Thursdays at lunch. In Advisory, students have been provided with high octane presos on character development using an Astrological Wheel to pull and match traits.  We will be sharing snippets of our work on the new site Kate set up, as well: Story Rebels  Our visiting author has also been busy drawing out storylines from eager students in Abby Rhode’s English classes in the past week, and we are hoping to see many of KR’s followers sharing their craft at the EAST WEST COFFEEHOUSE.

Theatre

Diana Young and Anna Botsford,  Theatre Arts – East and West

Theatre NYIn October, IB Theatre students attended a 3-day conference through the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) in New York City.  They participated in workshops, met professional theatre practitioners,  and saw three professional productions.  The trip is a wonderful opportunity to make connections with the school curriculum, but also to meet other IB students from around the world!

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