The Music productions center around the annual ‘Radio Show Live’ but there are also countless fatour recitals and occasional tours to other nations where our Silver KICS Band has entertained many people in Addis Ababa and Cairo.
We have good facilities in Music encompassing studios and a recording studio. It is possible to pursue several different types of musical interests in the KICS Instrumental Tuition Programme (ITP) such as solo tuition in the guitar, voice, piano as well as participating in the KICS Silver Band or the KICS Bronze Band. We provide well over 100 hours of ITP lessons each week. Now in its 11thyear, the programme provides students with from Year 2 to Year 13 with great opportunities to develop their music-playing skills and interests. Lessons last for half an hour each with a qualified teacher of a particular instrument. The Department has a good supply of instruments and students on the ITP programme can borrow from the supply. ITP lessons take place in the music studios and are also open to parents and staff.
The bands play in public and the concerts that are given each year include playing at Ozone restaurant, the annual Radio Show Live, the Variety show, and the prize-giving day at the end of the academic year. These concerts are in addition to the performances at various embassies and the Silver band has been in action at the EU Delegation and the Chinese Embassy in recent years. In Visual Arts over the years, we have welcomed visiting artists such as Sudanese artist Huda Hassim, who currently lives in the United States yet was keen to visit KICS in the spring of 2017. Within the last three years, we have introduced the Visiting Artists scheme that sees local artists visit the Art Department to conduct workshops and give interviews to interested students. In addition, we have recently formed a very strong link with the famous Rashid Diab Arts and Cultural Centre in Khartoum. Art trips go to that venue as well as to the National Museum and Mojo Gallery. There are two major exhibitions in the Senior Section each year displaying work by our senior students, one for the students in Years 7 to 11 and the other for the IB Diploma Visual Arts students.