Marvelous at Math & Perfect on Piano

Mar 03, '17

After six rounds, Yiwen C, Allard ‘20, with 30 of a possible 30 points, is currently the top student in the Math Department’s fortnightly challenge. She is also a very accomplished pianist who performed at the Cowichan Music Festival Gala concert on Sunday at the Duncan United Church where she will be performed Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz”....

Reaching for the Stars

Jan 18, '17

“If you reach for the stars, all you get are the stars” but the musical cast has found a whole new spin. “If you reach for the heavens, you get the stars thrown in.” As announced by directors Mrs. Widenmaier, Ms. Blake, and Mr. Newns earlier in the school year, the musical theatre version of Mary Poppins will grace our stage at the beginning of...

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Dec 07, '16

Since – in some cases – September, students and teachers of the music department have been busily preparing for the School’s annual winter music presentation: Concert For A Winter’s Eve. The product – an approximately two-hour line-up of performances by solos, small groups, and the music ensembles – has progressed well into the process of...

Royal Conservatory Gold

Nov 26, '16

Over the November midterm, Brentwood’s Holly CH, Mackenzie ‘17 earned a Gold Medal from The Royal Conservatory for her Level 9 Voice examination mark. Receiving the highest Level 9 mark in British Columbia, Holly was honored at the 2016 Vancouver Convocation & Gold Medals Ceremony. This marks the second time that Holly has been recognised at the...

Willy Wonka Takes to the Stage

Nov 22, '16

The Grade 8’s were nervous and excited to start the Willy Wonka musical. Before we started to practice, we had to audition. All the kids who wanted to take part in having a main role, had to audition. We had to sing the song of the role we wanted to play. The main characters are: Willy Wonka, played by Jack; Charlie Bucket, played by Rohin;...

A Day to Remember

Nov 15, '16

On this Remembrance Day, Brentwood’s students and staff filed silently into the Killy theatre, sitting as Vivian F’s piano filled the space with a beautiful nocturne by Chopin until the whole school was in place. Then the Women’s Choir, with the moving “Prayer for the Children”, set the mood for what would be a solemn event. Remembrance Day is...

Airband 2016

Nov 10, '16

Friday prep is usually quiet. A week’s fun and hard work has settled by then. Students turn on their work mode and start digesting a week’s lessons. However, on October 28th, screaming and applause broke the tranquility of the evening as students dressed up in their inter-house colours and gathered in the Killy Theatre, ready to watch a great...

Making Music at BCMEA 2016

Nov 07, '16

BCMEA stands for the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association. Every year, the association holds a conference with workshops, educational sessions, and speakers, but most importantly for students, Honour Ensembles. Last spring, music students from all over BC were busy singing or playing an instrument into a microphone, recording audio...

Casting Mary Poppins

Oct 22, '16

The casting of this year’s Brentwood musical, Mary Poppins, is now complete. The actors below, under the tutelage of Mrs. Widenmaier, Mr. Newns & Ms. Blake are preparing to shoot the lights out for all of us in early March: Bert Andrew W George Banks/Bank Chairman Liam S & Kyle...

The Music of Gratitude

Oct 15, '16

Stomachs full to bursting with delicious turkey, mashed potatoes and, of course, pumpkin pie, a cafeteria full of Brentwood students, staff, and their families sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the first performance of the year put on by students in the performing arts. For the second year now, the annual Canadian Thanksgiving Concert has been held...

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