Regatta Music

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - By: Zjaya D, Allard ‘19

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 entertainment for the thousands of visitors to enjoy.

Many Brentwood Music groups, consisting of both staff and students, will be showcased over the course of the weekend, including accomplished musician and teacher, Mr Scott McGill, as well as Brentwood’s own Advanced Rock Band class. This year, the students of “Baker Street Band” have been learning and performing rock music from the 60’s to present day, paying tribute to recently passed music legends, Tom Petty and Gord Downie. Performances this weekend will include phenomenal covers of “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as “Little Bones” by the Tragically Hip.

Alongside rock band performances, the various music groups of Brentwood will satisfy all music tastes with displays of blues, pop, Motown, reggae, country, and maybe some rap. This is a show that students have been working hard towards all year, because it is an opportunity to demonstrate immense talent in front of large crowds, including their friends and family.

Captain of the Beginner Rock Band, Graeme M, Rogers ‘11 performed with his group, “Optional Arrival” yesterday afternoon on opening day. The show consisted of popular hits such as a cover of Cheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” - a very fitting song for yesterday’s lovely weather - as well as “Locked out of Heaven” from Bruno Mars. “It was such a rewarding experience to perform in front of such a supportive crowd, especially because so many of my friends were in the front row. I’ve grown really close with the band this year, so it was tons of fun to have a successful performance that we’ve been working towards all year” says Graeme.

Today’s performances have consisted of country hits and rock classics. Please join us on campus for a wonderful afternoon of live entertainment from a variety of groups yet to come.

Brentwood’s Entrepreneurship classes have been keeping all of the visitors warm and comfortable with a large selection of food and drinks. Races have continued to run every seven minutes, and the water has stayed calm throughout the day. Come down to Brentwood for another wonderful day.

Zjaya D, Allard ‘19

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