The GFES JIP kids were VERY busy this Spring. If you were enjoying some of the festivities that are associated with peaking of Washington’s Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) you may have heard their wonderful singing voices off in the distance…
On April 2, 2016 GFES students from 1st-6th grades performed Japanese songs at the Willard Hotel. During that performance, students from all six grades sang 365日の紙飛行機 (365 days, paper airplane), the theme song to a popular Japanese TV series.
On April 16, 2016 1st and 2nd grade GFES JIP students performed at the US-Japan Foundation-sponsored Japanese Street Festival. Students sang three songs in Japanese.
On April 16, 2016 a number of GFES JIP students will be performing at the Japan-America Society of Washington DC Sakura Matsuri-Japanese Street Festival.
Please find below some relevant information. For additional questions, please contact your JI teacher directly.
Each performing student will receive an entry pass to the Matsuri. Parents and other family members must purchase their own tickets. Tickets can be pre-purchased HERE
GFES will be singing on Performance Stage 1, or the Sakura Stage, at 12:15-12:45. Please arrive 1 hour before the performance time. Students will be getting ready at the two changing tents that will be located behind the Sakura Stage. Parent volunteers and teachers will be standing by with the Happi Coats.
Every parent must sign a waiver form for each performing student. Siblings can use the same form. The waiver will go home in the Tuesday packets. Please return the waiver forms to your JI teacher by Wednesday, April 13.
There is no parking on the street during the festival. Parking information can be found HERE