Master Class for Performing Artists

Sep 26, '19

Last Wednesday, Dr. Kinza Tyrrell, who is the principal repetiteur for Vancouver Opera and a sessional instructor at UVIC, and Evelyn delaHaye, who is a working soprano and voice teacher, came across the Salish Sea to visit our school. They held a Master Class and invited some of our top performing artists to sing or play a piece of music they are...

Brentwood’s Symphony Orchestra

Jun 29, '19

As the light’s scintillated and the fog produced by the smoke machine covered the stage, the Brentwood Symphony Orchestra valiantly played Pirates of the Caribbean with precision and elegance as Mr Clausen flawlessly conducted the band for our final performance as a group for 2018-2019. Our musical groups prepared for their separate pieces...

Concert for A Summer's Eve

Jun 17, '19

A national rower, a provincial cross-country runner, and an international debater walk onto a stage. No, this is not the beginning of a poorly executed dad joke, this is Brentwood’s Concert for a Summer’s Eve. Not only did we have a wide array of people, but also an equally impressive array of music genres for the final concert of the year. From...

MusicFest 2019

Jun 13, '19

Entering into its 47th year of celebrating excellence, MusicFest Canada, The Nationals, brings thousands of students and educators from across the country together, over a one week period, to celebrate excellence in musical performance. It is an invitation only event: outstanding ensembles are invited to attend from affiliated regional and...

Singing at Altitude - Whistler Con Brio

May 16, '19

On Thursday May 2nd, the Wind Ensemble embarked on a journey to the Con Brio Festival in Whistler, BC. After vigorously preparing for our performance in the previous months with the help of our lovely instructors, Mr Tristan Clausen and Ms Kathryn Als, we had the privilege of scoring a Silver title at the festival. With the guidance and expertise...

A Quick Note From A Proud Vocal Ensemble Captain

May 10, '19

Among the treasure chest of shining excellence in the performing arts programs at Brentwood, the choir is occasionally looked at as the silver piece among gold coins. However, in the last few months the Brentwood Pitches Vocal Ensemble has emerged as a hidden gem in our music program. As the Captain of Vocal Ensemble, in the last few months I...

Spring String Season

May 03, '19

As we hurtle towards the end of the year, everyone at Brentwood is busy. AP exams are looming, provincial sport championship qualification is underway, and for music students, there are no exceptions. April saw us in the midst of music festival season, and the Brentwood String Ensemble participated in our final festival of the year last Friday,...

Rockin’ Regatta

Apr 28, '19

With the 49th Annual Brentwood Regatta well underway, the campus has been transformed into a frenzied atmosphere, with students, athletes, and spectators here to enjoy an incredible weekend! The heart of the action is on Founder’s Plaza, overlooking the water, where there are vendor booths, fantastic food, and live entertainment from a series of...

Guitar Ensemble at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Apr 20, '19

The experience of the guitar ensemble at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival on April 17th 2019 was a good one. The time of the bus ride coming back may have been a bit inconvenient considering it was rush hour, but it wasn’t that much of a delay and we were provided with more than enough food on the bus. As for the festival itself,...

A Glorious Festival

Apr 15, '19

Brentwood has a robust musical history and shares it with the world through festivals. The Wind Ensemble worked conscientiously to prepare for their recent performances in Port Alberni and Victoria where they performed “Campbell River Sketches”, “Celtic Voyage” and “The Great Locomotive Chase”. The students have been working on these pieces three...

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