Music records for Hebron

Grade 8 Distinction Students

Once again, Hebron School did really well in the annual ABRSM Music Exams. 116 students took a music exam, and this year all passed. It was very noticeable that this year there were more students taking Grades in higher exams than in previous years.

A number of “music records” were broken this year. Firstly, we had the highest number of Grade 8 distinctions, with four students achieving this high level of performance:

Jesse Y – Distinction in Grade 8 Trumpet

Chanmi K – Distinction in Grade 8 Singing

David C – Distinction in Grade 8 Alto Saxophone

Yohan Y – Distinction in Grade 8 Piano

David C was the first student to achieve Grade 8 in three different instruments: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Piano.

Lastly, we had two students gain their diploma in performance: Yein P for Piano and Joshua H for Cello. Joshua was the first student to ever receive a distinction for a music diploma.

Congratulations to all our music students and the music department staff.

 

Andrew Trythall, Head of Music Dept.

Hebron Chamber Choir at Magnificat 2016

Hebron Chamber Choir

On Friday 2nd of December last term, the Hebron School Chamber Choir hopped onto a bus and drove down to Bangalore to attend and perform in the Magnificat 2016 Concert, held at Christ University. The concert was held over two days and we were to perform on the second.

We arrived in Bangalore early the next morning and were escorted to the Christ University campus. Excitement was definitely in the air! As we explored the huge campus, we couldn't wait to see what the concert would be like. After breakfast, we got in some practice time, and at 6:00pm, we shuffled into the massive auditorium, which had a capacity of about 5000, and sat down and waited for the concert to begin. We were astounded at the number of choirs that performed, Christ University itself having about nine or ten separate choirs. There were a wide range of pieces that were performed, and needless to say we were entertained throughout.

The next day, we had another practice session before again heading out to the mall, and spent the afternoon there until it was time to get back to the campus to get ready for our big performance. There were more people that day than the day before! When it was our turn, we walked out onto the vast stage and gave it our all. The crowd actually started cheering and applauding during our performance (something that they hadn't done before!). It's safe to say that we were one of the choirs that the audience enjoyed the most. After our performance, we skipped the rest of the concert and headed back to our rooms for a well-deserved party.

The entire experience was exhilarating, and also a bit nerve-wracking! However, in spite of all the difficulties, we had an incredibly enjoyable trip away from school! It was an honour to perform at Magnificat 2016.

JUDAH M.

A Level

Principal Appointment

Lushington Hall

We are seeking an applicant with depth of faith, vision, and skill to lead our diverse school community of over 500 students and staff from over 25 countries in the challenging environment in which we operate.

The current principal will leave in June 2018. Ideally, the principal designate would be expected to join the staff in January 2018 or earlier, and take up the position after the current Principal’s departure the following semester, enabling a smooth transition.

Essential Attributes:
Committed, practising Christian, with a sense of “call”
Fluent in English
Suitably qualified – degree plus education diploma/certificate
Willing to participate fully in the life of a busy boarding school
Able to serve for a sacrificial salary

Desirable Attributes:
Some teaching experience in a cross-cultural context
Knowledge of the English National Curriculum

Distinctives of the School:
Co-educational English National Curriculum education for children aged 5-19
Affordable education for children of Christian workers based throughout Asia
A supportive residential environment
Indian and expatriate professional staff who sacrificially serve at the school as an expression of their Christian faith
Campus located high in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India
Consistently high scores on IGCSE and A Level exams
A strong music and drama program

Please send in a letter explaining why you are applying for this post. Please include reference to your experience, skills and sense of calling. This should be accompanied by a full CV (resume) that includes contact details of three referees – current employer, pastor and one other. All documents should be sent to the HR Secretary, Mr Ian McCabe, by email to hebronprincipalapp@gmail.com.

Applications close March 31, 2017

Wells Cathedral School Partnership

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Over the last year we have been developing a closer relationship with Wells Cathedral School in the UK, one of the top music schools in the country. The beginning of this partnership started in February and March 2016 when some of Hebron School’s top music students received lessons from some of the top music teachers from Wells Cathedral School using video conferencing software called Zoom. This was a tremendous opportunity for some of our best music students, as well as our staff who could sit in and watch the lessons and gain some valuable professional development too! Here are some comments from the students about what they gained from such an experience…

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“It was a great opportunity to learn from one of the best teachers from the best music school in England. I gained a lot of information and learned many things that I could not have imagined learning.” Daniel – Grade 8 Violin