January 9, 2012
December Activities at IFSS
Music Class Playing at The Manor
Residents at The Manor sang along to old fashioned carols while the Iroquois Falls Secondary School Grade 9 and 10 Music Class played band instruments. This is the first time in many years that IFSS has gone out into the community to play music. "We would definitely do this again," says Mrs. Cornthwaite, the IFSS music teacher. "It has been such a good experience for students. They really get a chance to see how music can bring joy to people of all ages."
"Flash Mob" at Tim Hortons
Iroquois Falls Secondary School music students surprised patrons at Tim Hortons in December with a "flash mob." Students were inspired to play their instruments in a public place after watching Handel's Messiah performed as a flash mob in a food court in St. Catharines. The show started at the donut shop when one student set her bass clarinet case onto a table in the centre of the room and proceeded to assemble it. Once assembled, she played the Bb concert scale. On this signal, other students moved to join her and play Joy to the World. Patrons of Tim Hortons gave the students a round of applause when they were finished and called for an encore, which was a solo piece on flute. Speaking of the experience afterward one student said, "It was AWESOME! It was so much fun to surprise everyone, and they loved it!"
Drama Class Production of SUPER
Iroquois Falls Secondary School drama students hit the stage in December with their original play, SUPER. Bright costumes and action scenes delighted old and young alike, as characters such as Wonderwoman, Superman, Catwoman, Spiderman and the Joker fought and acted their way across the stage at the Dr. and Marie Boyle Auditorium.
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