A Sea to Sky Performance

May 09, '17

This past weekend, the Brentwood Wind, Jazz, and String Ensembles travelled to Whistler for three exciting days of practice and performance. Tension was high as bands from all over Canada and BC flew in to compete in this event. In the end, all three bands scored a Silver medal for their outstanding concerts. After an early wakeup, a cold...

Dogwood Scholarships: Opportunities for the Future

May 06, '17

As the deadline for making the big university choice grows closer and closer, Brentwood students set out to showcase their talents and passions and strive for a provincial Dogwood Scholarship. Dogwoods are an award to recognize the dedication of Grade 12s in schools across BC. The Dogwood Scholarships are available to graduates who demonstrate...

Dancing in Victoria

May 02, '17

Taking a break from the studio this past Tuesday, the Brentwood Dance program attended the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, a showcase of high school dance programs in the region. We performed three pieces at the University of Victoria’s Farquar Auditorium. Receiving adjudications from renowned experts, the Junior, Intermediate, and...

Playing Our Way to Nationals

May 02, '17

If you had walked into the Port Alberni Pizza Factory on the evening of Wednesday, April 12th, you would have found it filled to bursting with Brentwood music students, dining on their way back from the Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival at the Alberni District Secondary School. As Mrs. Widenmaier said last week in assembly, April and May is...

Get Down to a Funky Sound

Apr 29, '17

With race cancellations taking place on the first day of the Brentwood Regatta, the Founders’ Plaza was buzzing with activity. Members of Brentwood and visitors alike moved about the area, be it for news on races or to get some great good from one of the Entrepreneurship booths. On such a windy day, there needed to be a way to get people warm and...

Nationals Debate

Apr 28, '17

Kavi G, Whittall ’17 & Afyz M, Privett ’17 have seen many junior and senior championships, local, provincial, and national, in their years as debaters at Brentwood. This past April 21-23 in Vancouver, the boys buttoned on their well-worn competition suits, a shirt of which on Afyz is four inches short from the cuff to his wrist, and duked it out...

Mocking the Law in Victoria

Apr 27, '17

Last Saturday, a group of eager debaters headed down to Victoria in celebrations of BC Law Day to participate in the annual Victoria Mock Trials. Two teams of eight, our coaches, and some observers spent the day in the Victoria Courthouses where we acted as lawyers and witnesses in a case where a taxi driver had been charged with assault. The...

Brentwood at the Barry Sullivan Law Cup

Apr 25, '17

“What limits should be placed on police use of undercover operations when investigating crimes and national security threats?” This juicy question reverberated within the crowded minds of six Brentwood Debate students as the days accelerated towards the Barry Sullivan Law Cup. The public speaking competition, which would take place in Vancouver,...

The BEAT Goes On

Apr 24, '17

Our BEAT, Brentwood's Environmental Action Team, led by Gina B, Mack ‘17 and Ms Richardson, organizes numerous events throughout the year to encourage a sustainable lifestyle. In the inaugural BEAT Earth Day Photo Contest, grade winners included Grade 9 - Quin N, Grade 11- Nairee P & Grade 12 - Hanna M who each won $50. The overall winner was...

Concert Choir Springs Forward

Apr 19, '17

The busiest yet most fruitful term of the year for all Brentwood musicians has arrived. It is the time when all music bands and groups hustle to refine their repertoire for festivals and concerts; the Concert Choir is no exception. Last Monday, a small bus filled with 14 eager choristers travelled down to Oak Bay High School to attend the...

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