Sunday, July 02, 2006

The School Festival

Whew. It's over.

For the past two days, Starfish High has put on its yearly school festival.

I was a bit wary at first, but I had a hell of a good time.

This year's festival theme was "Catch The Wave", and the school decorations followed the theme pretty well.

Like this whale.

There was a big wave set up at the school entrance, complete with surfer. Unfortunately, there aren't any good photos of it available.

Each class set up a display.

3C went with a Chinese theme.

1B went with a design based on a couple of famous cartoons, "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Sazae-san".

3B designed a very scary haunted house.

1A set up a 1950's-1960's style classroom.
2A had a maze/treasure hunt. They also showed a clip of the movie "Juon". I was not very happy about that. Japanese horror is SCARY.
2B had a games room set up, complete with darts, card games, and Othello. It looked like a gambling den.
2C set up a flea market, with all of the proceeds going to the survivors of the earthquake in Java.
3A went with a World Cup theme and had a soccer goal kick target game. Fun stuff.

Each class also had a presentation on stage.

1A - dancing, music, plus two guys doing their own version of the two Chinese guys lip-synching to "I Want It That Way".
1B - singing, dancing, and a quiz game
2A - a fashion show, with all of the guys in the class dressing up in drag. Some of them made cute girls, especially Hiroshi.


2B - dancing to some classic Japanese pop music, Pink Lady and Hikaru Genji.
2C - sang and danced to a hip-hop version of Queen's "We Will Rock You" (some of the students made a band and played the song, too)
3A - Mitsuya's Comedy Hour (quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen, but a bit difficult to explain if you've never met Mitsuya)
3B - a play called Great Teacher Kawata, starring Matsuura (again, not the easiest thing to explain)
3C - a play about two princesses, one who has never laughed in her life and one who can't stop laughing

You could tell that a lot of time and effort went into the classroom designs and the performances. Very cool.

Saturday, the student band club started off the festivities, and the band I was in kicked things off.

I must say, it was a damn fine show.

Other student bands played as well, although some of them weren't involved with the club. We also had a trumpeter, two violinists, two pianists, and two ballerinas.

Very cool.

We played two songs on Saturday. Then, on Sunday...

...we played the same two songs on stage...

...and then moved upstairs for a mini show. We played five songs there.

Seven songs total. It's like we actually put on a real show.

I was exhausted after work, so I went home and caught a few Z's, and now I'm off to have a beer or three in celebration.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the man!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 6:44:00 AM  
Blogger Sizzlean said...

youtube - the next step for the chronicles.

rock on, rock on.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 2:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sizzlean said...

oh and happy 4th-

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 2:38:00 PM  

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