Diamonds and Toads is based on the French fairy tale by Perrault and tells the tale of two sisters, and how by way of a Fairy they learn the value of kind speech, and empathy. This tale has a valuable lesson, and is also an excellent introduction to the music of Mozart.
Susan Champeny teaches how ordinary objects can be recycled into exciting art. Students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will learn interactively about the re-use of materials, the principles of symmetry as applied to design, basic tool safety, and discuss how to keep plastics out of the waste stream.
Workshops for strings players TBA
Local artists display and demonstrate their craft. Classes and student groups welcome to schedule a visit or drop in. WATCH 2016 VIDEO
Tickets: $10 at the Front Desk, Theatre Door
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Bancroft’s Upper School A Cappella Group:
In Achord: Boston University's A Cappella Group. Bancroft alumna, Sali Diakite '14, will be performing with the group.
The Harvard Krokodiloes: “The Harvard Krokodiloes have the gift of warming one’s soul and enriching one’s day.” —Leonard Bernstein
UMass S#arp Attitude: University of Massachusetts Amherst's most sexy, sassy and stylish all-female a cappella group.
Local artists display and demonstrate their craft. Classes and student groups welcome to schedule a visit or drop in. WATCH 2015 VIDEO
8:05 - 9:00 am – LS Assembly Theatre
The tale of The Dragon King, is an underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore.
8:00-8:45 LS Assembly
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
Featuring Books: Citizen Scientists & Handle With Care
9:15-10:00 Grade 5, Rocha, Science Class - Tracking Trash
11:15-12:00 Grade 5, Kunhardt, Library Class - Tracking Trash
(snow date Jan. 28, 2015 (D)
School residency program Gallery Of African Art will include: African Art Installation (1 month), West African drumming-dance workshops (1 day of 6-8 workshops) and performances.
Master drummer Issa Coulibaly and Zach Combs will provide hands-on West African drumming instruction. Authentic instruments supplied.
Location: Large Music Room
Drumming Workshop Schedule:
8:50-9:30 US, Butler & Melley
9:50-10:30 Grade 8, Young
11:45-12:30 Grade 3, Jackel
1:15-2:00 Grade 7, Young
2:00-2:45 Grade 8, Young
2:45- 3:30 Grade 3, LeBlanc
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Bancroft’s Upper School A Cappella Groups:
The New Blue: Yale University’s best and most experienced female musicians of the senior class.
The Brown Derbies: Brown University’s most legendary all male a cappella group.
8:10 – 9:00 a.m. — Golden Rule: Aesop's Fables And Folktales
Local artists display and demonstrate their craft. Classes and student groups welcome to schedule a visit or drop in. WATCH VIDEO.
Devan Cole: Glass Artist
Mari Seder: Photography & Photo-Collage
Steve Belz: Ceramic Sculptor
Jo Ellen Reinhardt: Portraits, Landscapes, & Still Lifes
Nan Rumpf: Water Media Artist
Jim Parks from Wingmasters came to Bancroft with live birds of prey to speak about how people from around the world, and across time, have viewed the magnificent hunters of the air. Wingmasters is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Jim Parks is a licensed raptor rehabilitator based in Massachusetts. This programs included a variety of live birds of prey, cultural artifacts and art.
American Antiquarian Society theatrical gave a presentation about Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), a printer who was instrumental in starting the American Revolution and the foremost publisher in the Early Republic.
With a travel-bag packed with musical instruments, master teacher and violinist Shaw Pong Liu wove together history, geography, the Mandarin language and Chinese folk music in a dynamic exploration of China.
Playathon featured the many talented members of the Bancroft Community. Students, Parents, Faculty, Alumni, and Bancroft Friends participated and attended this wonderful annual event!
The Globetrotters designed this program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.
These sculptures were on loan with thanks to the artist, and Art in the Park 2013,Elm Park, Worcester, MA
Local artists displayed and demonstrated their arts and crafts.
Isaac Camp, Bancroft Graduate Class Of 2008: Painting
Bruce deGraaf, Avian Awakening
Discovering the Birds of New England: Photography
Ingrid Hathaway: Functional Ceramics
Brenda Sullivan: The Gravestone Girls
Andy Volpe: Medieval Art & Printmaker
Heather March: Bead Making
Emery Wenger: Glass Torch Artist
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of books for young readers including the award-winning Lunch Lady graphic novel series.
Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: 100% of proceeds from this book benefit the Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarship at the Worcester Art Museum, which provides free tuition to art courses for children in need.
A historical portrayal of the life of Abraham Lincoln
An opera for children based on a French fairy tale by Perrault, arranged to the music of Mozart. Greater Worcester Opera
Lecture-Demo. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Seniors and Grade 1 Book Project. brianlies.com
"Students collaborate to create a circular weaving called a mandala. Themes for the mandala can be integrated into social studies, history, science, and/or language arts curricula. From the colors of the weaving, to the representations of people, to the texture of the weaving, the completed mandala is a true reflection and celebration of each community." — Sarah Haskell
The finished Mandala Weaving has been hung in the McDonough Center.