The Arts

Promoting opportunities to be positive, motivated and to set goals to contributing and enhancing talent in the Arts.

We provide excellent opportunities for students to experience and explore the Arts with specialised teaching staff in the fields of Dance, Drama and Theatre, Music, Visual Art, Art History, Design and Photography.

Students participating in the Arts are provided with educational experiences outside the classroom with external providers offering shows, performances, galleries, and museums. We aim to prepare students for the future by exploring their creative interests, striving for excellence and discovering their potential.

The college runs a co-curricular programme in which students can be actively involved and show commitment. Outstanding achievements in these activities are recognised by an elite and prestigious Honours Awards system.

thearts@bdsc.school.nz

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Dance
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Drama and Theatre
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Music

What’s on offer

Backstage Crew

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Moving props and setting the stage for shows. Sometimes in between scenes.

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
As needed for productions/assessments/Sheilah Winn – will be ongoing commitment for the year.

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up and prepare to be contacted.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Cost involved
No fee but Backstage Crew will need blacks and a Crew T-shirt

Bands - Rock & Pop

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Playing a musical instrument or singing in a group

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Rehearsals once a week

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Coming to the Band Blitz meeting.
Teacher in charge: Miss Treneman

Cost involved
$20 approx for entry fees and transport to Stand Up Stand Out or Rockquest

Choir

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Singing with others

Who can get involved?
Anyone who loves to sing

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Rehearsal once a week for an hour, Tuesday lunchtime

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Auditions so the Choir Director can match you to the correct part.
Teacher in charge: Miss Treneman

Costume/Wardrobe

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Tidying costume cupboard, sorting/repairing or making costumes

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
A few days usually around show times

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up and prepare to be contacted.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood and Mrs Barratt

Eye on Nature (Wearable Art)

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Students get into groups or work alone to create a wearable art garment which will be entered into the Eye on Nature Competition.

Who can get involved?
Anybody

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Meeting once a fortnight

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Teacher in charge: Miss de Roos and Miss Robinson

Cost involved
TBC

Flute Choir

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Playing a flute in a small group

Who can get involved?
Students who play the flute

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Rehearsal once a week on Friday at lunchtime

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
See Dr Harmath-Parkin or one of the Music Teachers
Teacher in charge: Miss Treneman

Front of House Crew

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Welcoming guests to the shows, ushering or serving drinks and food

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Approx 8 – 10 days while school production and Pulse take place

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up and prepare to be contacted.
Teacher in charge: Miss Douglas

Jazz Band

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Playing a music instrument in an ensemble

Who can get involved?
Anyone who plays a trumpet, trombone, or saxophone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Rehearsal once a week on Thursday morning, 8 – 9am

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Audition for Mr Arthur, Director of the Jazz Band
Teacher in charge: Miss Treneman

Cost involved
$30 approx for KBB Music Festival trip

Make-up Crew

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Applying make-up to the actors. Sometimes help with hair styles.

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Training once a week in performance preparation. Commitment will increase during performance week. Commitment will be a minimum of two performances.

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up and prepare to be contacted.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Cost involved
No fees but Make-up Crew T-shirt to purchase

Orchestra

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Playing a musical instrument in an ensemble

Who can get involved?
Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
TBC

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Auditions are held to help with selecting music.
Teacher in charge: Miss Treneman

Cost involved
$30 approx for KBB Music Festival trip

School Production

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Playing a part (character) in a play/show

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
A minimum of 2 but up to 4 times a week for Term 1 & 2, three days in Term 2 holidays and minimum of four days per week in lead up to production. Final performance week – every day.

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Auditions: 16 June, after school 3.40pm
Call backs: 17 June, after school 3.40pm
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Cost involved
$30 production fee

SDNZ

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Street dance

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
2-3 times per week

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Auditions early Feb
Teacher in charge: Mr Sequeria, Miss Jacks

Cost involved
Approx $50 – $60

Set & Props Making Crew

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Making/painting items for scenes in the show

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Weekly once/twice

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up and prepare to be contacted.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Performing Shakespeare

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Weekly once/twice

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Sign up at first meeting to a group.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Cost involved
$20 approx for entrance fees

Show Quest

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Dance

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
2-3 times per week

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Auditions early Feb
Teacher in charge: Miss Jacks

Cost involved
Approx $80 – $90

Tech Crew

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Set up sound, lighting and presentations as appropriate for various events: drama assessments, productions and school events, like assemblies

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Ongoing weekly commitment reaches a peak for particular activities. Commitment is huge.

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Coming to Tech Crew first meeting.
Teacher in charge: Ms Hood

Theatre Sports

What’s it about? What does the group do?
Team leadership through competitive drama

Who can get involved?
Anyone

Likely commitment for students – days, hours, etc
Tuesday 3.15 – 5pm
10 – 12 competition nights per year

How do I get involved? Who can I contact?
Come to the meeting, see Mr Thurlow or student leaders
Teachers in charge: Mr Thurlow and Mr Hancock

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