MUSIC AND DRAMATICS
Bethany High is reputed as a School that promotes performing arts like no other! Whether it’s the Senior and Junior Choir, the themed Daily Assemblies, elaborate Prize Days, grand and meaningfully curated Valedictory and Baccalaureate ceremonies and of course, the bi-annual Musicals. Bethany’s standard is far beyond the norms of Schools!
Bethany High has staged 8 Musicals till date and are enviably the jewel in the crown of the School. Starting from 2003 the standard has only grown by leaps and bounds, embracing state-of-art stage and production technology.
The cast and crew go through 3 months of rehearsals, the School auditorium is converted into a practice stage, the most professional Sound and lights that Bangalore can offer, Sets crafted by professionals from the film and corporate world, LED walls and costumes that evoke awe and magically transport the audience into the world of the play. All the stops are pulled-out for these Musicals and all for a good cause of raising funds and awareness for theBethany Special School, Bethany Family Fund and Bethany Helpers Fund.
Every Musical also has a theme or a message which becomes the take-home for the cast, teachers, parents and finally the audience. The lives of everyone involved, are never the same after a Musical!
|2003||Jungle Book||No man is an island; No man stands alone|
|2005||Smike||Don’t let life get you down|
|2007||Yo Sista||You can make a difference|
|2009||Under Da Sea||Following your dreams|
|2011||Alladin||Diamond in the rough|
|2013||Shrek||Beautiful isn't always pretty|
|2015||Pippin||Life is a stage, choose wisely|
|2017||Madagascar||Wild and free|
The Bethany High Senior choir which is the backbone of almost every Bethany program has also carved out a reputation. In 2016 they were one of the few School choirs invited for the ‘Festival of Festive Music’ hosted by the ‘Stop Gaps Choir’ at the Nationals Center for Performing Arts, Mumbai.
This year (19th-23rd July, 2018) the senior choir has been invited to participate at the Singapore International Choral Festival which is a leap into the competitive world of choral music. With over 20 competing choirs from around the world, the choir has taken up the challenge to prove their worth and lift the name of Bethany, high!
DRAMA AND WESTERN MUSIC - 3rd ELECTIVE
Bethany is one of the few ICSE schools that offers Drama and Western Music in the 9th and 10 STD Board exams. The Drama course pushes the children beyond themselves with the acting and stage craft practical projects. And for western music, they can use their Music Grade-4 practical in any instrument or voice, as credit points for their ICSE exam!
This opens up the choices available and caters to every kind of student that walks into the portals of Bethany High!