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West Coast Jazz (and Rock) Festival Results

May 23, '18

Brentwood had quite a day at VIU in Nanaimo attending the West Coast Jazz Festival in mid May. In competition was our Beginner Rock Band, Advanced Rock Band, Jazz Band and our vocal group known as “Almost A Cappella”. On top of that we also had two of our Grade 12 musicians, Oliver W and Alexander P performing with the Vancouver Island Grade 12...

We Rock!

May 17, '18

It is the last block of Arts. Everyone is relaxed, ready to jam around and play songs. Slowly the last students of Rock Band, also known as the ‘Optional Arrival’, arrive. Our Guitar players as in Book P, Privett ‘20, Findlay M, Privett ‘20, Graeme M, ‘19, Sydney H, Mackenzie ‘21, Kirstie Y, Mackenzie ‘21, and Isaac K, Whittall ‘20 start tuning...

West Coast Jazz Festival - For Rock Bands Too!

May 14, '18

Both the Beginner and Advanced Rock Bands journeyed to the Westcoast Jazz Festival hosted at the Vancouver Island University last week. This was the first time that the Westcoast Jazz festival had a rock band category. This new opportunity was an amazing way to learn how music festivals work and to expose new musicians to the music world. The...

West Coast Jazz Festival

May 13, '18

A few of Brentwood’s finest music ensembles recently had the opportunity to perform in the 25th annual West Coast Jazz Festival at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. On May 14th, Brentwood travelled to Nanaimo with their instruments in hand. It was a busy day but the results were outstanding. Both the Jazz and Beginner Rock Band received an...

Singing Season Success

May 11, '18

Many people probably hear about the annual Brentwood rowing Regatta, and also know when it is time for AP Exams. They know about every ISAs, Islands, and Provincial tournament in sport, but little light is often shed on the busiest time of year for Brentwood’s music ensembles: festival season. The Brentwood Vocal Ensemble and Almost A Cappella...

West Coast Choirs

May 01, '18

After preparing for months and months, the Brentwood College School Vocal Ensemble was happy to host the second annual West Coast Choirs Concert and Festival. Choirs from all throughout the south of Vancouver Island like Shawnigan Lake School and Ballenas Secondary traveled to our campus to perform. Singers varied from 5th graders to 12th graders,...

Regatta Music

Apr 28, '18

The atmosphere continues to thrive with commotion and excitement during day two here at the 48th Annual Brentwood International Rowing Regatta. As athletes have been working hard on the water to earn a place in the finals, the artists of Brentwood College School have been working hard on Founder’s Plaza to put on a wonderful show of live...

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...

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...

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