Arts

Drama

ANNUAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

Students of St. Stephen Secondary have the opportunity to audition and/or be a part of the cast and crew of our annual Theatre Production.

The production is an extracurricular activity, with rehearsals occurring after school hours on a weekly basis and on select weekends throughout the months of November to May.

Interested students attend an introductory meeting in the month of October that outlines audition requirements, introduces the rehearsal schedule, and provides information about the selected production piece for the year.


PRODUCTIONS

2019/2020 - Secret of Skull Island

2018/2019 - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

2017/2018 - Maid to Order

2016/2017 - Little Women

2015/2016 - Murder at the Hickory Dickory Inn

2014/2015 - Much Ado About Nothing



IMPROV CLUB

Students of St. Stephen Secondary have the opportunity to practice and learn improvisational performance and presentation skills in our extracurricular Improv Club.

Improvisation is a type of theatre that allows students to develop personally created characters, and interact with fellow performers.

Activities within this group encourage students to be spontaneous, creative, and to explore using drama in a unique, supportive environment.

This group meets on Tuesday afternoons in the months of September and October in Semester I, and in the months of May and June in Semester II.

DRAMA COUNCIL

Open to any Grade 10, Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 student at St. Stephen Secondary. Previous experience in Drama is not necessary. Participants earn volunteer hours towards their required 40 Community Service hours.

Positions Include: Light Designers, Sound Designers, Costume Designers/Managers, Hair/Makeup Designers, Props Managers, Set Design/Construction Technicians, and Advertising/Photography Technicians.

Drama Council members meet on a monthly basis, and communicate weekly through the Remind App.

Application information is posted in early September and positions begin in October.

Music

Each year, CBC Music & MusiCounts (charity of the Juno Awards) launch the 'CBC Music Class Challenge' to engage music classes across the country. Their goals are threefold: have students learning Canadian music in the classroom, draw attention to the exceptional work of music programs in this country, and to reinforce the importance of music in a well-rounded education.


Curriculum Chair: ext. 1105

SYNTHESIS – Jr. Concert Band

Open to Grade 9 Instrumental Music students, this ensemble begins rehearsals in mid-October and extends technical skills learned in the classroom.

Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Upright Bass, Mallet Percussion, Percussion.

The fundamentals of tone production, ensemble playing, musical interpretation and basic musicianship are all important elements of the Junior Concert Band rehearsals. Music selections incorporate traditional, classical, film score, and Pop music.

This band performs at the Christmas Concert, Grade 8 Parent Night, the Kiwanis Music Festival, Talent Show, Spring Concert and the Wonderland Music Festival. Junior Concert Band members have also traveled to International Music Festivals in New York, Boston, and Chicago in previous years.

This band rehearses on a weekly basis on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30pm-4:00pm. Late bus transportation is available. There is no formal audition process for this ensemble.

For more information regarding our Synthesis Band, contact Ms. E. Harris at ext. 238.

HIGH DEFINITION – Sr. Concert Band

Open to Grades 10-12 Instrumental Music students, this ensemble begins rehearsals in mid-September and extends technical skills learned in the classroom and in Junior Concert Band, maintaining our high musical performance standards at St. Stephen.

Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Upright Bass, Mallet Percussion, Percussion.

The fundamentals of range, tone production, ensemble playing, principal parts & solo performance, musical interpretation, musicianship and the role of section leader are all important elements of the Senior Concert Band rehearsals. Music selections incorporate traditional, classical, film score, symphonic, Broadway, Rock and Pop music.

This band performs at the Remembrance Day Ceremony, Christmas Concert, Arts Night, Elementary School Tour, Talent Show, the Kiwanis Music Festival, Mass, Spring Concert, and the Wonderland Music Festival. Senior Concert Band members have also travelled to International Music Festivals in New York, Boston, and Chicago in previous years.

This band rehearses on a weekly basis on Thursday afternoons from 2:30pm-4:00pm. Late bus transportation is available. There is no formal audition process for this ensemble.

For more information regarding our High Definition Band, contact Ms. E. Harris at ext. 238.

NEW: Sr. Jazz Combo

Open to Grades 10-12 Instrumental Music students, this ensemble begins rehearsals in mid-October and extends technical skills learned in the classroom and in Junior Concert Band, maintaining our high musical performance standards at St. Stephen.

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Mallet Percussion, Percussion.

The fundamentals of ensemble playing, solo performance, improvisation, musical interpretation, and musicianship are all important elements of the Senior Jazz Combo rehearsals. Music selections incorporate Big Band, Dixieland, Blues, Latin, Ragtime, Foundational Jazz and Pop music.

This band performs at the Christmas Concert, Arts Night, Talent Show, the Kiwanis Music Festival, Spring Concert, and the Wonderland Music Festival.

This band rehearses on a weekly basis on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm-4:00pm. Late bus transportation is available. There is no formal audition process for this ensemble.

For more information regarding our Surround Sound Jazz Combo, contact Ms. E. Harris at ext. 238.

MUSIC COUNCIL

Open to any student at St. Stephen Secondary. Previous musical experience is not necessary.

Participants earn volunteer hours toward their required 40 Community Service Hours.

Positions Include: media technicians (photography, sound, display), musical score librarians, venue managers, instrument/equipment engineers, and promotions managers.

Music Council members are strong leaders who develop, maintain, and implement new initiatives for the Music Department each year. Council works together to promote the various musical ensembles and the department as a whole throughout the school and community. Council meets regularly to discuss and plan events and logistics related to the music program. Beyond the Music Department needs, Music Council members find that they obtain knowledge and skills for job/career and post-secondary résumé.


Music Council members meet on a weekly basis, and communicate through the Remind App.

Application information is posted in early September and positions begin in October.

For more information regarding our Music Council, contact Ms. E. Harris at ext. 232.

St. Stephen multi-level vocal music class performing: 'What I Wouldn't Do' - by Serena Ryder

Media

Definition

"Media art" refers to artworks that depend on a technological component to function. The term "media" applies to any communication device used to transmit and store information. By incorporating emerging technologies into their artworks, artists using new media are constantly redefining the traditional categories of art.


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Visual


St. Stephen Remembrance Day Art Gallery 2019
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Terry Fox Poster Art 2019
Visual Art Pencil Shaded Studies o Essential Service Workers Portraits 2020
Remembrance DayArt 2018
LCBO Holiday Bags Stop Drinking & Driving Campaign 2019 - community Art Project