Prairie Spirit school bands come together on cue

Guest Clinician Arlene Shiplett takes the podium on the stage of the Martensville High School Theatre while students tune up their instruments on Wednesday, February 14

Now that’s one big band!
Over 1,000 students from across the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) converged on Martensville High School (MHS) over two days last week to take part in the first annual Prairie Pulse Concert Band Symposium. Continue reading “Prairie Spirit school bands come together on cue”

Diary of Anne Frank a poignant story of courage, compassion

Anne Frank (Grace Flegel) talks with Peter Van Daan (Connor Hamelin) in the Martensville High School production on stage this week

“For more than two years, we have lived in fear,” says Otto Frank when he hears news of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June, 1944.
“Now we can live in hope.”
Ironically, that hope was short-lived. Continue reading “Diary of Anne Frank a poignant story of courage, compassion”

Diary of Anne Frank has relevance in today’s world

Cast members of The Diary of Anne Frank rehearse on the set at Martensville High School Theatre on January 10

Anne Frank died in March, 1945, when she was just 13 years old, a victim of the Jewish Holocaust conducted by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
But she lives on forever through her diary, a poignant and highly personal account of the two years she and her family spent hiding from the Nazis in a small annex in Amsterdam in. The diary made a world-wide impact when it was discovered following the liberation of the Netherlands.
The diary was eventually published in the form of a novel, and in the 1950s it became the basis of an award-winning New York stage drama.
Now, that original, unadapted script is being brought to life again by student actors at Martensville High School (MHS). Continue reading “Diary of Anne Frank has relevance in today’s world”