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West Coast Choir Festival

Apr 22, '18

All of Brentwood’s musical groups are immersed in a busy festival season, travelling to Victoria, Ladysmith, Langley, and even Toronto to participate in music festivals. For the second year in a row, Brentwood hosted its own gathering of Vancouver Island choirs: the West Coast Choir Festival. On Friday April 20th, we were thrilled to welcome...

Almost A Cappella, Totally Great!

Apr 17, '18

Brentwood’s choral quintet, led by Music Director Phil Newns, Almost A Cappella, won the Adjudicators Choice Award (and $100) for the Victoria Choral Festival. The adjudicator enthused, "I wish 100s of people had heard and seen them perform. It was fantastic to witness this kind of independence and musicianship." Over the years, this ensemble has...

Ms Lorraine Blake Wins Black Tie

Apr 16, '18

This past Saturday, Brentwood’s Head of Dance, Ms Lorraine Blake, was nominated for, and won, the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Award for Art in Business. As accomplished as she is, ms Blake was “so humbled” to be selected for the award. At the age of three and continuing into her teen years, ms Blake began training in England and...

Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival

Apr 13, '18

On Wednesday April 11th, two of Brentwood’s music groups departed the school to participate in the first music festival of our spring season: the Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival, held at Ladysmith Secondary school. Music festivals offer ensembles and bands the opportunity to perform in front of a board of adjudicators, and then receive a...

Beginner Rock Band

Mar 26, '18

There are classes for music enthusiasts of all skill levels at Brentwood. The Beginners’ Rock Band class is excellent for less experienced musicians who want to learn to play as a band and about the history of music. The class is taught by Mr. Scott McGill, an outstanding guitarist and vocalist who has a vast knowledge of all instruments and the...

These Are the Droids You’re Looking For

Mar 19, '18

This term in robotics we have been doing several challenges. The two main ones have been a sumo challenge where you built a robot that would have the capability to out race the opponent in order to push three bottles off of a platform while simultaneously being able to take the opponent’s robot and turn it into something resembling a toaster why a...

Behind the Curtains

Mar 10, '18

Audience members see the fruits of many hours of rehearsal, the emotion of a show’s characters, and the joy upon the faces of performers who give 120% of their energy and passion to collectively create a work of art. But what goes on behind the curtains of a Brentwood musical is so much more. Six months before opening night, the show is announced...

I'm Crazy for This Week's Musical!

Mar 08, '18

This year’s musical at Brentwood is unlike any other production the school has put on. Set in the 1930s, Crazy For You follows wealthy New Yorker Bobby Child (Caden K) on his quest to break away from the future his banking family has predetermined for him, and on his dreams to a careers in acting. After a failed audition at Zangler’s Follies, he...

Three Crazy in the Pit!

Mar 07, '18

This year’s highly anticipated musical at Brentwood is “Crazy For You”. Not only does Brentwood put on spectacular performances with amazing sets, talented performers, and professional musicians, but this year, three of our own talented student musicians will be playing in the pit alongside the hired professional musicians. Jeremy H, Rogers ‘19,...

Crazy For Your Theatre Etiquette

Mar 04, '18

In anticipation of this week’s run of Crazy For You, Mrs. Edna Widenmaier Director of the Musical and Director of Arts passionately addressed the school at assembly on Thursday about the finer points of Theatre Etiquette. Below is her text: I know the word sounds old-fashioned and perhaps even stodgy, but in the real world it is the standard of...

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