To Those Who Came to Play and Rock, We Salute You!

To Those Who Came to Play and Rock, We Salute You!

The WAB community came together last week as part of our annual festival to play, rock, chill while listening to jazz, and watch our students' latest film creations.

At Jazz and Chill on May 15, audiences enjoyed five chilled-out student and professional performances in the MS Plaza. This set the stage for the Identity Film Festival awards ceremony, where student filmmakers were recognized for their work. To find out more, visit this story on the film festival.

On May 18, Fun Fair and Rock in the Park took center stage at WAB, offering games and music for all to enjoy. 5,400 people attended the event and experienced the joy, talent, and fantastic atmosphere of WAB. 

Fun Fair, organized by WABs Parent Link volunteers, offered over 30 games and activities for participants, as well as fantastic food and a lineup of 33 student performances. Fun Fair Link Lead, Amanda, shared how a core team of 12 WAB parents began preparations for the event two months in advance. A huge thank you to our Parent Link for their efforts in organizing such a unique and inclusive event.

At Rock in the Park, three stages showcased over 40 performances by students, staff, and parents. Mark Armstrong, High School Music teacher, Learning Leader, Theatre Manager, and organizer of Rock in the Park, highlighted that 16 school bands showcased their talent on the Main Stage, while six dance performances took place on the Peace Park Dance Stage. The Link Stage in the HUB featured an additional 16 performances, including choir, ensemble, and instrumental solos and duets. 

Also, at the event, over a dozen student club booths showcased club activities and collaborations with community partners. Jaxson from Empowering Entrepreneurs shared their initiative of selling handmade items made from WAB PE kits through the local NGO Springsations. Caly from ZERO promoted natural tie dyes and encouraged the use of handmade dyes made from all-natural ingredients to protect the environment.

A highlight of any WAB event is the food prepared and sold by our Chinese and Korean Links. Thank you to our amazing parents for always providing our whole community with such tasty treats and meals. 

Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic, WAB's Head of School, expressed her delight, "Mingling with everyone who has come together to celebrate these events is one of WAB’s community yearly highlights. Mine too. The passion, the excitement and the “gong he” spirit that drives everything and everyone mentioned in this article is what makes WAB events unique. They serve to deepen the bonds among ourselves and reaffirm what a joyful and caring community we are." 

Thank you to Parent Link, WAB's MADDF (Music, Art, Dance, Drama, and Film) departments, and all the volunteers who contributed to the success of the day. We can't wait to do this again next year!

 

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