International Thespian Society
The Banff School has International Thespian Society and Junior Thespian Society chapters with more than 30% of our 6th-12th grade student population as active members. The Thespian Society, a division of the Educational Theatre Association, is an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students.
Purpose & Opportunities
The goals of our Thespian Society troupes are to:
1. Promote the art of theatre and life performance, both on our campus as well as at other schools and theatres within our community.
2. Enjoy live theatre performances together as a troupe.
3. Support fellow Thespian troupes at other schools through community service.
Membership is open to any student who has a love for theatre and has either had prior roles in theatre productions (educational amateur or professional) or is concurrently enrolled in the school's Theatre Production course.
A highlight of the Thespian Society are the annual festivals our theatre students attend together as a troupe. From a local one-day Thespian Conference in Houston for our middle school Thespian Society members to the four-day Texas State Thespian Festival in Dallas, TX for our high school theatre students, these festivals are filled with amazing, once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities taught by industry professionals. Additionally, our high school students also have the option to participate in college auditions/interviews, compete for scholarships and participate in various theatre-based competitions with the winners being eligible to compete at the national festival each June.
A Community of Artists
Fine Arts Disciplines
The Banff School Fine Arts program strives to provide opportunities in multiple Fine Arts facets and disciplines, allowing our talented students to explore, create and learn.