Last Friday on September 3rd, AISB held its first Lunch Lounge since 2019.
The much-awaited display of talents was met with lots of students from different grade levels all sitting together in the atrium. Before the show started, MYP Coordinator Andy Pontius told us, “I’m super excited; I love Lunch Lounge! We get a chance to hear our students perform and show us what their passions are.… I’m curious to see what’s on stage today.”
And so were we! For the whole time, we clapped and listened to our talented students perform their hearts out, and we also took some pretty great pictures. Take a look:
Marketa from grade 9 opened the show with a beautiful piano piece: “Cruella De Vil Theme” by Bill Lee from “101 Dalmatians.”
Yulong in grade 8 performed Bach’s “Double Violin Concerto no. 1,” with a twist. He played the whole number blindfolded. Wow!
Another 8th grader, Noah (new to the school that week!), mastered the piano, playing “Dance Monkeys” by Tones & I. There were definitely some audience members singing and swaying along.
Next up, Bianca from 6th grade surprised us all with an incredible cover of “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo. We personally got chills during her performance and saw many audience members wiping tears from their faces.
With a lot of courage, a new student in 10th grade, Nate, used the piano to play a classic Romanian hit, “Dragostea din Tei” by O-Zone. We are sure all the Romanians in the audience appreciated this performance.
Logan in grade 7 hit us with a wicked electric guitar version of The White Stripes’ most famous song, “Seven Nation Army.”
One of our beloved 12th graders, Max, as our last piano act, displayed a beautiful performance of “Dirtmouth” by Hollow Knight.
For our only group performance, DP students Antonio and Faris played guitars alongside 3rd grade teaching assistant (and drummer)Tudor. We couldn’t believe their set was improvised; they sounded like true professionals!
Closing the show with a wonderful, upbeat, drum solo, was Radu from 7th grade, playing “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day. Another classic!
We would also like to give special thanks to our presenters, Alexia and Megan from grade 9, for doing an amazing job introducing each performer. As active members of the school’s Arts Council, we know more great events are to come—including the next Lunch Lounge on October 8th.
Hope to see you there.
FANTASTIC – well done Arts Council for getting this back happening – wonderful AISB tradition. Happy to see all the performers including some risk-taking news students! Maybe a sound “bite” next time for those of us viewing from afar!