written by a group of SIS students in 2001 to commemorate their high school graduation.
Well, we now have another musical piece that I think we can consider as an official school song. This song, entitled “Go Sabers”, was written by longtime SIS social studies teacher and Sabers baseball coach, Mr. Daisuke Nojima
(who goes by the musical pen name of Ryoji Haebaru). Nojima-sensei taught at SOIS since its opening in 1991.
He officially retired at the end of the SIS school year in March 2022 after a tremendous 31-year career. In his farewell speech to the student body, Coach Nojima played his own recording of the song, singing the lyrics of the chorus.
The lyrics of each verse he has left to the student body to write in the future.
A picture of Nojima-sensei is below, along with photos of his musical score and a letter of explanation. A CD of the song is in the AD office.
Thank you, Nojima-sensei, for so many things: your 31 years of service to the school as a classroom teacher, your many years of coaching the Sabers baseball teams to many victories, your long friendship with so many people, and your gift of music to the future of the school community. お疲れ様でした！