Archives for July 2013

ESA Students in “Anne of Green Gables”

AnneIf  you are in Toronto in August, check out the production of Anne of Green Gables, The Musical at the Toronto Centre for the Arts from August 8 to 11, 2013. Here are the ESA students in the production: Alie Rutty (Anne); Lexi Dnieper (Miss Stacey; Miss Spencer; Mrs. Macpherson); Mateo Lewis (Matthew; Cecil the Farmer); James Perry (Moody Macpherson); Mary Askwith (Assistant Stage Manager);  Kathleen Faggetter (orchestra – cello)  and  Emma Burke-Kleinman (orchestra – violin).

Woohoo to WoCo and Glo! A newsletter addendum

Due to editing issues, the year end reports for WoCo and Glo were omitted from the newsletter. Glo had a fantastic year, performing at a variety of in and out of school events, including numerous professional gigs, performing a variety of current and vintage pop tunes for women’s voices. Thanks to Janine Hogg for her leadership of the ensemble this year.

And hearty congratulations go out to the members of ESA’s women’s choir WoCo (under director David Ambrose), who placed second in their category of the National Choral Competition for Amateur Choirs. This competition is the most prestigious choral competition in the country, with hundreds of entrants from across the country submitting recordings for adjudication. WoCo was announced as a finalist in early June, and the top prizes were announced at the Festival 500 International Choral Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Thursday. These young women are to be commended for their hard work, commitment and talent – congratulations on your well-deserved success! This capped a great year which included performances at regular school concerts and full participation in the Dance Department’s production of Superstar as both singers and dancers. Their contribution added a new and effective layer to the storytelling of this great production. They also enjoyed working with renowned Canadian composer Eleanor Daley as they prepared one of her works. She had high praise for the ensemble, comparing them favourably to internationally renowned choral ensembles.

Congratulations for a great year to both of our women’s ensembles!

June 2013 Newsletter

Etobicoke School of the Arts June 2013 Newsletter

ESA June 2013 Newsletter

Opportunity to attend the Next Star as an audience member

The ESA community is being offered the opportunity to attend shooting dates for  The Next Star & Next Star SuperGroup TV shows this summer. Contact info is listed on the attached flyer if you are interested in being part of the studio audience.

FLYER : The Next Star

Next Star Studio Days

Friday July 12

Thursday July 25

Friday August 2

Friday August 9

Next Star SUPERGROUP Studio Days

Monday July 22

Monday July 29

Wednesday July 31

Thursday August 8

Studio days usually run between 1:30pm & 4:00pm. Final details and times will be sent out closer to the dates.

The studio is located at Showline Studios – Lake Shore Blvd E. & Carlaw.



What a Year!

The magic that our children make at ESA on stage, on canvas, in film and through the waves of sound, couldn’t happen without the parents that work behind the scenes. It can’t be stressed enough that more parental involvement is needed. Please help.

It’s easy to start, just send an email to ESAInfo Webmaster and we will follow-up with you about what you would like to do and your availability. You don’t have to be at the school and a couple of hours would help  — even during the summer.  We could use some help updating the 2013/2014 calendar.

 Ultimately, it’s all about the students.

There are many different ways to be involved next year which will help you connect with other parents, guardians, your student and the school:

  • Save the date for the initial School Council & SESAT Meeting: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
  • Attend SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) meetings, our parent run registered charity
  • Attend School Council meetings
  • Contribute your skills (and you don’t have to be in the school to do it)
  • Help with the Annual Craft Fair
  • Donate to the Silent Auction and Bake Sale
  • Sell refreshments at events
  • Help transport supplies
  • Package refreshments (at home)
  • Help procure materials for all our majors
  • Learn about issues that impact your family at evening workshops
  • Help with the website (from anywhere)
  • Help with mock law trials
  • Attend performances and events from all majors
  • Sign up for ESA info (see the sign-up box on the bottom of this page)

Prom Photos

The Myher Photography site Order Online link now has the ESA Prom photos loaded.

Here’s the URL:

This is the full “direct” link: