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Yes! The Ukrainian Concert had what everyone enjoys – fast paced Ukrainian dancing,


The busiest and most exciting day of Ukrainian Week is Thursday, the day of the concert. The Ukrainian concert is the most important event of the week, and the culmination of many hours of practice and preparation. It involves all the staff and students of  IHMS, as well as hundreds of visitors to the school


The Ukrainian Concert was also a showcase for traditional Ukrainian costumes. The above two photos show the beautiful costumes worn by the grade 7 class, the boys in the top photo and the girls in the bottom photo. Parents and grandparents watching the concert should appreciate the tremendous amount of organization and planning it takes to achieve a show of this quality.


The lettering on the gym wall during the Ukrainian Concert



Some of the cool kids playing their musical instruments during the concert
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the K-8 students of IHMS gave two excellent performances of “Borscht, Banduras, and Baba’s Stories”.



The format was very similar to last December’s Christmas concerts, a dress rehearsal at 1:30 in the afternoon and a second main performance at 7:00 in the evening. Since most parents came that evening, the matinee performance was an excellent way for the students to tighten up their act while performing in front of a smaller live audience.


Click here for the Ukrainian Concert Program


A few photos of the grade 8 class during the concert


“Borscht, Banduras, and Baba’s Stories” didn’t have a storyline that progresses from beginning to end like many of the school’s previous concerts. Instead, this concert was a collection of Baba’s stories celebrating Ukrainian language, culture, and song.



Thank you to our Ukrainian/Music teacher, Mrs. Stanowych, who wrote the narrative script for the concert, prepared the students for all the songs, and directed the concert! This was a lot of work and involved weeks of rehearsals to make sure everything was just perfect.


The concert was organized by Mrs. Stanowych, the school’s Ukrainian/Music teacher


Thank you also to the rest of the IHMS staff for their various contributions to the concert. A lot of hard work and effort went into its preparation, but it was well worth it. The audience seemed to enjoy themselves, and “Borscht, Banduras, and Baba’s Stories” appeared to have been a great success!




 Click here for additional Ukrainian concert photos 





Professionally filmed DVD’s of “Borscht, Banduras, and Baba’s Stories” will be available for purchase through the school office. lightsw3



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