Directed by Mr Kevin Owen, the BSK Samba Group offers students interested in percussion and drumming an opportunity to be involved in a performing ensemble. The group prepares performances exclusively in the style of Brazillian Samba. All ages are welcome. Rehearsal times: Tuesday 14.45-15.30.
Directed by Mr Simon Amura, the BSK R&B Group offers musicians that play Jazz orientated instruments the opportunity to participate in an ensemble aimed at playing Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Easy Listening music. With a focus on music that includes improvised solos and tight ensemble playing, this group is aimed at students who work hard in rehearsals and will commit their own time to work on their own playing. Rehearsal times: Sunday 14.45-15.30.
Directed by Mr Gary Ruston, the BSK Development Orchestra was established in 2009 and aims to attract young students’ interest and also develop their first skills of playing together. The band’s repertoire varies from light classic to easy jazz standard pieces. All arrangements are specifically directed to meet students’ early needs of ensemble/orchestral experience. Rehearsal times: Monday 14.45-15.30.
Directed by Miss Galina Bojilova, the BSK String Orchestra was established with the aim of attracting young string players to develop their first ensemble skills. The orchestra has a varied repertoire of classical and modern music in order to cater for all tastes. It is attended by all string players of ABRSM Grade 1 standard and above. Rehearsal times: Sunday 14.45-15.30.
Mr Simon Amura leads the BSK Orchestra. With both string and woodwind sections, the BSK Orchestra offers more advanced students across the school a wide repertoire of classical and modern music. The BSK Orchestra is often called upon to perform on behalf of the school and takes part in many prestigious events across Kuwait. Rehearsal times: Wednesday 14.45-15.45.
La Camerata is the most prestigious of all the musical ensembles at BSK. It is a chamber string ensemble directed by Miss Galina Bojilova. Its repertoire consists entirely of classical string ensemble works. La Camerata has won the ensemble section of Young Musicians of the Gulf four times. Acceptance into La Camerata is by invitation only and students are expected to be of a minimum Grade 6 ABRSM standard. Rehearsal times: Wednesday 14.45-16.00.
The Young Musicians of the Gulf Competition takes place every February in Bahrain and is a highly prestigious international competition. The British School of Kuwait has achieved much success in the competition, winning twelve major trophies in the past seven years. These have included Feixue Li (overall winner Young Musician of the Gulf 2009) Shahin Khodei (overall 2nd placed 2008) and La Camerata (Best Ensemble 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). In 2013, Hai Wei Li began his run of success when he was declared the Most Promising Musician under 15 years of Age. In 2014 he won the Piano Award and in 2015 he was the overall runner-up.
The Young Musicians of the Gulf Competition represents the highest field of excellence in Music across the Gulf and we are delighted that BSK musicians feature so strongly in its achievement list.
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