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Java Hut 2019: A Night to Remember

Feb 11, '19

Every year, amidst the darkness of a chilly February night, Crooks Hall is brought alive with the music, talent, and laughter at Java Hut, and this year was no exception. Java Hut, Brentwood’s annual talent show, offers everybody who wishes to perform a chance to utilize their various talents to entertain Brentwood’s population for a much-enjoyed...

Jets v Sharks

Feb 10, '19

With Officer Krupke (Jacob B, Ellis ‘19) as referee, the two gangs from West Side Story battled it out for turf on the hardcourt at the Foote Athletic Centre on Sunday morning. The gangs then moved into the Bunch Centre for Performing Arts and joined the rest of the cast for a dress rehearsal with the orchestra. The show opens Monday, February...

ConnectMUN

Jan 28, '19

In early December, a group of Brentwood students went to Vancouver to participate in Connect Model United Nations. After preparing for weeks, we were all varying degrees of excited and nervous to delivery our points. From a security council on the topic of the Korean peninsula, to a committee on international lawmaking, and everything in between,...

Our Ephemeral Foundation: Theatre Pro

Jan 19, '19

As though camouflaged, Mr Donald Armitage, along with his Theatre Production crew, are the brains behind almost every illusion produced within Brentwood’s T. Gil Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts - and elsewhere around campus. Measurable and unmeasurable skills are bestowed upon the students of this course, in a hospitable environment, through...

Term Two Musical

Jan 15, '19

As auditions came to a close, and roles were all filled, the 41 students participating in the 2018/19 production of West Side Story were thrown straight into the challenges of musical theatre. Ms Blake led the boys as they started off learning several dances that the majority of the lads would perform in the show. The girls indulged in their own...

Composition Rock Band Rocks

Jan 10, '19

Are fame, fortune, and rock ‘n roll glory aspects of their future? If they are, it’s unlikely it will be because of this class, but that’s not going to stop them in their quest for strange lyrics and sick beats. Who are they? They are Brentwood’s Composition Rock Band. At the beginning of September this group of students began their journey to...

Casting & Soapstone

Dec 28, '18

Brentwood offers a wide variety of arts courses, from rock bands and string orchestras to musical productions, dance, and acting, not to mention an array of visual and technical arts. One of these is the sculpture course overseen by our amazing - and sadly departing - shop teacher, Mr Hunwick, who may as well have his own ninja turtle named...

Public Speaking Provincials

Dec 24, '18

Sitting in a small Greek restaurant in West Vancouver, with a group of six high school students, I realized how widespread the popularity of Debate and Public Speaking has spread. As we ate our hummus and pita, the waitress asked us what had brought us there. We told her about how we were in Vancouver for public speaking provincials. We expected a...

The Importance of Art

Dec 09, '18

Art is a subject that has been taught around the world for thousands of years, and it is built into many school systems around the world. It has been proven to relieve stress and calm the mind, and is very important for developing brains. Many schools offer multiple arts, such as drawing, painting, woodwork, and photography. At Brentwood the...

Concert for A Winter’s Afternoon

Dec 07, '18

If you had the pleasure to attend the Concert for A Winter’s Eve last night, you know how much talent crossed the Killy Stage in just under two hours. If you didn’t go yesterday, get there tonight. Believe it or not, there was even more musical ability on display this afternoon in the Lecture Theatre in our annual Concert for A Winter’s...

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