TCIS Choir and Orchestra students recently traveled as part of the 2022-2023 program for international APAC activities.
TCIS is a member of the Asia-Pacific Activities Conference, a network of international schools in the Asia-Pacific region that compete and collaborate as they engage in sports and performing arts. Connection and cultural exchange is a big part of the program, and these are significant much-loved student events.
Last week, the TCIS teams traveled to Hanoi and Seoul to collaborate with other student musicians in these three-day events.
As you may see in these photos from UNIS Hanoi (many thanks for these photos,) the event is a large-format program. Students engage in both small and large group practice. The week culminates with a concert in which individual schools present their prepared pieces, and the combined choir presents those pieces they practiced throughout the week.
In addition to the competition/performance, a large part of the APAC program is cultural exchange. There are multiple opportunities for visiting schools to experience the hosting culture through performances, tours, homestay arrangements, and group social times in the local/larger communities. It is a rich part of what is a fantastic program.
We are happy to be a part of APAC, and these experiences are exciting opportunities by which we cultivate internationally-minded learners and leaders. TCIS Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will travel back to Hanoi in January, and we will also travel to Manila for APAC Theatre in February. While the APAC Theatre group travels abroad, TCIS will host APAC Band students as they visit and perform here at home. Later in the Spring, TCIS will also host visiting schools for a large APAC Soccer Tournament on our Techno Valley campus in Daejeon!
Pictured here: Event photos from UNIS Hanoi and snapshots from the traveling team, as well as the official TCIS Orchestra Group photo.
TCIS Choir group at APAC Choir 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam
TCIS Orchestra group at APAC Orchestra 2022 in Seoul, Korea