A Concert to Conclude Term Two
Every year, the Brentwood Wind Ensemble prepares music for competitive concerts that take place in the spring term. This year, Brentwood hosted a mini-concert that included Shawnigan Lake, St. Michael's and Queen Margaret’s. All bands played pieces from their musical ensembles and shared their different skills and harmonic melodies. Buchannon F, Rogers ‘22 stated “The festival was a great way to practice before we head into our next performances.”
Our Wind Ensemble started off with “Raging Thunder”, a classical concert march played at most British schools. We then transitioned into “Matters of Kindness”, which is a song that commemorates the life of a young teen who believed that kindness matters. Finally, we ended the performance with “Gathering of Eagles” that has a lovely pentatonic melody.
As a trombonist since the fifth grade and Brentwood Wind Ensemble member since grade 10, I enjoyed the part at the end when instruments from each school came together to play an Irish song to end the concert. This allowed us to connect with different individuals in our common section and enjoy playing what we love the most. A special shoutout goes to Mr Clausen who hosted the festival and made it possible for all bands to participate in the concert.
Areeb S, Rogers ‘20