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A Baroque Experience

Jan 17, '20

It is always an amazing experience to attend a performance by a talented group of musicians, and even better when you do not have to travel to do it! Victoria Baroque is a group of dedicated and skilled musicians. Playing on authentic 17th and 18th century instruments including the harpsichord and violone, they share the distinctive music and...

Don’t be Blue, Term Two is Coming for You

Jan 02, '20

That’s a wrap on term one! While the first three months of school were very exciting, and we’re enjoying a three-week holiday, term two is approaching in full swing. Here are just a few moments to look forward to. Just like term one, we’ll have plenty of our delicious themed dinners from all around the world. We’ll also have an entertaining...

Graphic Design Greatness

Dec 16, '19

One thing people normally think about graphic design is ‘Oh yeah, you only create posters and drawings all the time’ but let me explain to you what this class really is. When I had my first class, I was happily surprised. Nobody was using any pencil or paint. Instead, they were using Photoshop, a very powerful digital tool capable of letting you...

A Brentwood-Style Concert for a Winter’s Eve!

Dec 10, '19

At Brentwood, art is a platform used to promote expression, creativity and teamwork. Over the past term, fine art students worked diligently preparing for our annual Concert for a Winter’s Eve on December 5th & 6th. The show was judged by many audience members as possibly the best show for many years. It featured singing and bands as they worked...

Taking Thunder Road to Springsteen Night

Dec 03, '19

Some know him as ‘The Boss’, the hero in denim tank tops, others as a nostalgic father’s boy, or Mary’s young, working husband. But across the board, Bruce Springsteen will forever be known as the musical wonder who brought joy to our parents’ lives with his strong, lyrical voice and ageless songs. It was Mr. Collis’ appreciation for the...

Grade Eights Bring Back Bugsy

Nov 25, '19

The Grade 8 musical is an exciting performance event that occurs every year before winter break. On Friday, the school had the honour of enjoying the young, yet talented, group that is the 2024 graduating class of eighth graders perform Bugsy Malone Jr. on stage. Staff, students, and family alike filled the Killy Theatre top to bottom to witness...

Composition Rock Band

Nov 20, '19

When people think about arts, they normally think about something classical: painting, playing an instrument, maybe dance. They don’t think about Composition Rock Band. This art is different and that’s what makes it so special. This art targets young musicians trying to create their own music from scratch. This class gives us the tools and...

The Perfect Art to Relax Into

Nov 17, '19

Brentwood provides its students opportunities to express themselves - and do what they love - as well as allow us to explore other paths. Most people would agree that doing art work is another way to relax your mind without any competitive situation, or any anxiety that is created when dealing with academic work. Art is a big part of our...

Oak Bay High British Parliamentary Pizza Debate

Nov 15, '19

To the casual observer, high school debate is a seemingly random cacophony of bellicose bluster and interruption; however, there are actually about 10 styles of debate that pervade Canadian debate tournaments. On November 12, 14 Brentwood students had the chance to experience the Fuller British Parliamentary style debate, a four vs four...

A ♮ Talent for Music

Nov 11, '19

Every year, the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association (BCMEA) holds a multi-day professional development conference in Vancouver. As part of the proceedings, the association organizes and facilitates multiple days of intensive rehearsal followed by an evening concert for the BCMEA honour ensembles. Students from all across BC are invited...

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