Lunchtime Concert at Junior Years

25 May 2018

Girls in the Junior Years were treated to a second morning tea concert on the courtyard stage on Thursday as part of a series of concerts being organised by the Year 12 Arts Committee. Performing publicly can be daunting at first and we would like to especially congratulate the Year 6 girls for performing in the concert.

Thank you to the Year 12 Arts Committee for holding this concert.

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Churches Together Dinner

25 May 2018

On Wednesday night the Senior Choral Group was invited to perform at the Churches Together Dinner in Dalby. This experience proved to be a highlight for the townspeople. The girls performed well and it was wonderful to see them performing in a different setting. Thank you to the girls for their efforts and a big thank you to Miss Kann and Mrs Fuller for conducting and accompanying the girls.

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Eisteddfod

25 May 2018

Well done to all of the Glennie students who performed in the first part of the Eisteddfod sections over the past two weeks. Glennie girls brought home a number of awards and prizes in the Singing, and Speech and Drama sections. Many of the Speech and Drama students competed for the first time and received high praise for their performances. Choirs from the Junior, Middle and Senior Years competed, sometimes against each other in the same section. The standard of performance from all competitors was very high and our girls achieved some fantastic results.

Congratulations to all the girls, staff and parents for their involvement in this year's Eisteddfod performances, and especially well done to Miss Kann, Mrs Bravery and Mrs Evans for their outstanding conducting and to Mrs Gordon, Mrs Kleidon, and the award-winning Mrs Fuller for their wonderful accompanying. Thanks to Mrs Hawthorne and Mr Finlay for their co-ordination and organisation of the event and to all of the staff who supervised during the weekend.

JUNIOR YEARS ENSEMBLES / GROUPS

  • Primary Vocal Trio / Quartet
  • Glennie Junior Years Quartet - 1st 
  • Primary School A GRADE CHOIR (minimum 17 voices)
  • G Major Choir - 1st
  • Primary School VOCAL ENSEMBLE (5 to 16 voices)
  • G Major Arpeggios - 1st
  • Primary School HYMN SINGING CHOIR 
  • G Major Choir - 1st 
  • Primary School SPIRITUAL SONG or GOSPEL CHOIR
  • G Major Choir - 2nd
  • Primary School MODERN CHOIR
  • G Major Choir - 1st 
  • Primary School Years P - 4 A GRADE JUNIOR CHOIR
  • G Minor Choir - 2nd
  • Years 1 and 2 Dramatisation of a Poem Group
  • Bumblebees - 1st 
  • Year 3 Poem in Pairs
  • Disha Gowda & Sophia Kavanagh - 3rd 
  • Years 3 and 4 Dramatisation of a Poem Group
  • Butterflies - 3rd
  • Years 3 and 4 Dramatisation of a Poem Group
  • Dragonflies - HC
  • Years 5 and 6 Mime Group
  • Fireflies - 2nd
  • Years 5 and 6 Dramatisation of a Poem Group
  • Ladybirds - 3rd

JUNIOR YEARS INDIVIDUAL/DUETS/TRIOS

  • All Age Graded Piano Solo Grade 1 Standard
  • Mya Gilbert - 2nd 
  • Primary Piano Trio 
  • Dominique Wilkes, Mya Gilbert & Hayley Catlow - HC

MSY ENSEMBLES / GROUPS

  • Secondary SCHOOL CHOIR
  • Middle Years Choir - 3rd 
  • Secondary School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
  • Glennie Singers - 3rd 
  • Secondary School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
  • Choral Group - 1st 
  • Secondary School MODERN CHOIR
  • Senior Years Choir - 2nd
  • Secondary School FOLK SINGING ENSEMBLE
  • Choral Group - 3rd 
  • Middle SCHOOL CHOIR
  • Middle Years Choir - 1st
  • Middle School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
  • Glennie Singers - 2nd
  • Year 7 to 9 Mime Group
  • Group 1 - 2nd
  • Year 7 to 9 Mime Group
  • Group 2 - 3rd 

MIDDLE AND SENIOR YEARS INDIVIDUAL / DUETS

  • Year 8-9 Contemporary Commercial Ballad
  • Isabella Shelton - 2nd
  • Year 8 Music Theatre Solo
  • Isabella Shelton - 1st
  • Years 8 and 9 Contemporary Commercial Ballard Solo
  • Gracie O’Shea - 1st
  • Open Contemporary Commercial Vocal Solo
  • Gracie O’Shea - 2nd
  • Year 10 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO
  • Laura Hunt - 1st
  • Years 10 to 12 ROCK SONG SOLO
  • Laura Hunt - 1st
  • Years 10 to 12 CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL BALLAD SOLO
  • Laura Hunt - 2nd
  • Years 10 to 12 ROCK SONG SOLO
  • Celine Dixon - 3rd
  • Years 10 to 12 VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
  • Isabel Lanigan - HC
  • Year 11 VOCAL (female) SOLO
  • Isabel Lanigan - 2nd 
  • Years 11 and 12 Duologue Pair
  • Robyn Lareman & Gabby Lawson - HC

Trophies and Awards

  • The Anne Thomas Trophy -The Glennie School 
  • Toowoomba State High School Trophy - The Glennie School 
  • The Eckert Family Trophy - Glennie  Junior Years
  • The Heritage Bank Shield - Glennie Junior Years
  • The James Cronin Memorial Trophy - Glennie Junior Years
  • Barbara Broom Trophy - Glennie Junior Years
  • Joy Hunter Memorial Trophy - Glennie Junior Years 
  • The Peg Russell Memorial Trophy for Best Accompanist - Mrs Lorraine Fuller
  • The Toowoomba Choral Society Trophy - Glennie Junior Years
  • Friendly Society Dispensary Trophy - Glennie Junior Years
  • Toowoomba Grammar School Trophy - The Glennie School Middle Years Choir

Check out some of the trophies that we brought back with us!

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Eisteddfod

11 May 2018

The Toowoomba Eisteddfod began this week with over 80 girls competing in the  Speech and Drama, Piano, Vocal and Choral sections.

Good luck to everyone competing over the next two weeks.  

 

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Anglican Schools Music Festival (ASMF) Rehearsal Day

4 May 2018

Last Sunday, five Glennie girls travelled to Brisbane for the Anglican Schools Music Festival rehearsal day. The girls participated in either the Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble or Choir rehearsals and sectionals to prepare for the upcoming concert to be held at QPAC on 18 May.

Alice Armytage in Year 11 reported, “The Wind Ensemble was split between two locations (Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast) and even though not all participants were present, the sound was incredible. This experience was amazing, and I can’t wait until the performance day where we will again have an intensive day of rehearsals before performing onstage at the QPAC. I would recommend to anyone interested in pursuing music in the future that they get involved with the Anglican Schools Music Festival.”

Kartia Chin in Year 9 said, “The Strings Rehearsal took place at St Margaret's School with more than 40 other strings players from various Anglican Schools. The experience was overwhelming but rewarding. The conductor was very colourful in the way he taught us resulting in an incredible sound from the ensemble and it sounded like we had been playing together for a long time.  I would recommend being part of this program if you have a passion for music and want to improve your playing.”

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AHEP & SHEP Queensland 2018

4 May 2018

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October. Closing date for nominations: 23 May 2018

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is pleased to present the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Queensland and the Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP) from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018 at the South Bank campus in Brisbane.

SHEP Queensland and AHEP provide an opportunity for secondary school (Years 7-12 inclusive) wind, brass, percussion, string and voice students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence, with their peers, under the leadership of a team of internationally eminent Australian conductors.

AHEP is an extension of the extremely successful State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) which has been delivered in Queensland since 2001 and now includes 9 Regional, 2 South-East Queensland-based and 1 statewide program. In 2018 AHEP and SHEP Queensland will be presented in association with The Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference.

Nominations are sought from secondary school (Years 7 - 12) instrumentalists and vocalists for this activity.

  • Instruments: Placements are available for students studying violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion and voice (soprano-alto-tenor-bass). Please note that we do not accept nominations for drum kit, guitar, electric bass or piano.
  • AMEB or equivalent: Minimum level AMEB 4 for Instrumental students. Vocal students - AMEB or choral experience is expected. 
  • Successful students will be required to contribute a fee of $280 towards the cost of the program.

Please view the alignment guide for QLD Instrumental Music Curriculum to AMEB Levels
If you wish to nominate or require any further information please see the PAC office.

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SHEP Darling Downs

27 April 2018

Last weekend the Glennie School hosted over one hundred music students, from all over the Darling Downs area, to attend the annual State Honours Ensemble Program. SHEP is designed to offer students the opportunity to make music with other like-minded teenagers whilst gaining the experience of learning from expert conductors and industry professionals. It was a very successful weekend of music making and a wonderful opportunity to make new friends from across the region. The weekend culminated in a concert featuring the Choir, String Ensemble and Concert Band. The concert was of very high standard and was received enthusiastically by the audience members, congratulations to all the students involved!    

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Music Camp Buddy Lunch

27 April 2018

To follow on from the connections made with the students from across all grades at music camp this year, the Arts Committee hosted a combined lunch on Thursday.

All girls who attended music camp gathered to catch up with their younger buddies and to share lunch together. It was great to see the Committee connecting the younger generations as per the Archbishop's message this year. The lunch ended with everyone having a great time getting involved in a dance that was learnt at camp.

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TOOWOOMBA SHOW RESULTS 2018

27 April 2018

Our Junior Years girls are a creative group and this is always evident when the results of the Toowoomba Show Student Art Competition are published. Our Junior Years Art Teacher, Mrs Armstrong, with the assistance of Mrs Ryan select and prepare the artworks for submission. We thank them for this effort

Congratulations to the girls who won a prize.

PREP HANDWRITING

  • 1st – Elsie McNee
  • 2nd – Andrea Manalo
  • 3rd – Ruby Warby

PREP COLOUR PICTURE

  • 2nd – Tayla Donovan
  • 4th – Isabella Tooley

PREP BLACK & WHITE

  • 1st - Meredith Pienaar
  • 2nd – Molly Sedl

YEAR 1 COLOUR PICTURE

  • 3rd - Giselle Statham

YEAR 3 COLOUR PICTURE

  • 2nd – Palakh Garg
  • 3rd – Emily Statham

PREP COLLAGE

  • 1st – Hannah Knott
  • 2nd – Meg Statham
  • 3rd – Mia Smoothy
  • 4th – Taylor Donovan

YEAR 1 & 2 COLLAGE

  • 3rd - Emily Davidson
  • 4th – Olivia Beard
  • Highly Commended – Olivia Zahra

YEAR 3 & 4 COLLAGE

  • 4th - Belle Clay

YEAR 5 & 6 COLLAGE

  • 3rd – Grace de la Croix

YEAR 1 & 2 PRINTMAKING

  • 1st – Giselle Statham
  • 2nd – Demi Hardgrave
  • 3rd – Jessica Archinal
  • 4th – Chloey Chai

YEAR 3 & 4 PRINTMAKING

  • 1st – Charlotte Collie
  • 2nd – Evie Archer
  • 3rd – Isabel Brown

YEAR 6 SCULPTURE

  • 1st – Holly

CHAMPION SCULPTURE OF THE SHOW

  • Holly

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Australian Honours Ensemble Program

27 April 2018

Nominations are now being sought for the Australian Honours Ensemble Program which will be held at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane from Thursday 3 to Sunday 7 October 2018.

Australian Honours Ensemble Program gives students the opportunity to:  

  • work in an intensive environment of musical excellence, with their peers from Australia offering a unique opportunity to extend and develop their musical skills 
  • work with a team of eminent internationally recognised Conductors from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University  
  • work in either a Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra or Vocal Ensemble  
  • participate in masterclasses with Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University academic staff 
  • represent their schools in a Grand Finale Concert on Sunday 7 October 2018 in the Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, at South Bank in Brisbane  
  • receive a complimentary ticket to attend both the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra Concert (4 October), and the Queensland Wind Orchestra Concert (6 October)  
  • receive a Certificate of Participation
  • receive an Honours Program T-Shirt

Further information regarding the Australian Honours Ensemble Program can be obtained from the PAC office. Nominations will close on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

 

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Queensland Eisteddfod

20 April 2018

Over the Easter Holidays Year 11 student, Isabel Lanigan competed in the 125th Queensland Eisteddfod in Ipswich. The Youth Sections are for 16 to 20-year-olds, which meant that Isabel (15 turning 16) was the youngest competitor in all her sections and was competing against some second-year university music students. Competing in five solo sections over the three days, Isabel's results were very impressive.

  • 1st  - Music Theatre (Youth 16-20 years)
  • 2nd - Sacred Solo (Youth 16-20 years)
  • 3rd - Ballad (Youth 16-20 years)
  • Highly Commended - Young Ladies Solo (16-20 years)
  • Highly Commended - Australian Composer (16-20 years)

Isabel recently appeared in the Empire Theatres' production of The Pirates of Penzance and is hoping to study Musical Theatre at university.

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State Honours Ensemble Program - Darling Downs

20 April 2018

This weekend, Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April 2018, Queensland Conservatorium, in partnership with The Glennie School, is pleased to present SHEP - Darling Downs. SHEP provides an opportunity for secondary school wind, brass, percussion, string and voice students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence with their peers under the leadership of a team of eminent conductors from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Mr Bryan Hurdley will lead the Wind Ensemble, Mr Mark Sullivan the String Ensemble and Dr Anthony Young the Vocal Ensemble.

Over 180 students including 29 Glennie students will be involved in Intensive rehearsals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday concluding with a Grand Finale Concert at 1:00pm on Sunday 22 April at The Glennie School Assembly Hall.  Entry to the Grand Finale Concert is via gold coin donation and all are welcome to attend.

Students from fifteen Schools will attend this prestigious program:

  • Centenary Heights State High School
  • Chinchilla Christian College
  • Dalby State High School
  • Downlands College, Toowoomba
  • Fairholme College Toowoomba
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosaville
  • Harristown State High School, Toowoomba
  • Mary MacKillop Catholic College, Highfields
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic College, Kingaroy
  • St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba
  • The Glennie School, Toowoomba
  • Toowoomba Anglican College (TACAPS)
  • Toowoomba Grammar School
  • Toowoomba State High School
  • Warwick State High School

SHEP Darling Downs is one of thirteen music programs run through Queensland Conservatorium’s Open Conservatorium - in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville. These occur alongside the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program in Seattle and the Australian Honours Ensemble Program - the national program; showcasing the breadth and depth of artistic talent being nurtured by teachers, parents and schools throughout Australia.

 

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SHEP Darling Downs

22 March 2018

At the end of the first week of Term 2, 38 Glennie girls will participate in the Darling Downs SHEP, hosted at Glennie. Over 180 musicians from across the region will descend over the weekend to rehearse and create some wonderful music. There will be a public concert at the Assembly Hall at the conclusion of the weekend.  All welcome!

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Choirs getting ready for Eisteddfod

22 March 2018

On Monday, 16 April, there will be additional rehearsals for all girls in choirs (excluding G minor choir) to prepare for the upcoming Eisteddfod. Schedules have been emailed to parents and girls involved. Girls are encouraged to learn the words of all their Eisteddfod songs over the holidays.

 

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Holiday practice

22 March 2018

With three weeks of holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity for students to catch up with some practise on their instruments (or singing)!  Recommended daily practice is different for each age group and level:

  • Beginners - 15 - 20 minutes per day, 5-6 times per week
  • Intermediate - 30 - 40 minutes per day, 5-6 times per week
  • Advanced - 1 hour+ per day, 5-6 times per week

Consistency is the key for improvement and every bit will aid development of skills. Practice can include: note reading, playing small sections at a time, singing the melody, clapping the rhythms, playing with accompaniment, listening to the song being played by others and learning words (if applicable).

 

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Glennie girls showcase artwork at the Glennie Fair

9 March 2018

The Arts Department team created a showcase of girls artworks, especially for the Fair. The vivid colours and range of individual pieces on display were a pleasure to see and proved quite popular with visitors to the Fair. Well done team and great work girls!

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Lunchtime concert at Junior Years

9 March 2018

Girls in the Junior Years were treated to a lunchtime concert at the blue court on Wednesday as part of a series of concerts being organised by the Year 12 Arts Committee. Performing publicly can be daunting at first, and we would like to especially congratulate the Year 7 girls for performing in the concert.

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Xpression Performs

2 March 2018

This week on Thursday Xpression performed at the Grammar welcome concert, which featured everything from Grammar’s instrumental ensemble to their choirs. On this night, Xpression sang two songs; Ubi Caritas and an Indian raga called Dwijavanthi. This was a beautiful performance for the start of the year, and the girls and boys all had fun singing.

The evening was a huge success, and it was lovely to listen to all of the other ensembles’ amazing music. After such a good start everyone is very excited about the rest of the year. Thank you very much to the conductors, Mrs Evans and Mr Roche-Kelly.

Isabella Morgan, Year 12

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SHEP - Darling Downs

23 February 2018

Congratulations to the following girls who were successful in gaining a place in this year’s SHEP (State Honours Ensemble Program), being hosted at Glennie from 20 to 22 April:

Emma Anderson, Isabella Apalais, Alice Armytage, Kartia Chin, Alice Dent, Celine Dixon, Harriet Dummett, Georgina Dummett, Ellaryn Gilbert, Kate Healy, Gabby Kleidon, Sarah Lamshed, Isabel Lanigan, Harper Lanigan, Emily Lawrence, Lauren Lester, Rheanca Lincoln (reserve), Olivia McLevie, Georgia-Lee Meise, Anli Morgan, Isabella Morgan, Anyela Naumann, Lucy Nicholls, Katelyn Nicholls, Lilias O’Connor, Gracie O’Shea, Jess Page, Sarah Park, Isabella Shelton, Amelia Tranter, Jade Verbelen, Gabby Waterfall and Keeleigh Wise.

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Xpression Performs

23 February 2018

Next Thursday, members of Xpression will be performing at the Welcome Concert in the Assembly Hall at The Grammar School.  The concert starts at 7:00pm and all are welcome.

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A wedding at Music Camp?

16 February 2018

A group of 140 students and staff spent the weekend at the Sunshine Coast for the annual music camp. As is now a tradition at camp, we had choir rehearsals in the pool to keep cool in the extreme heat. Bowling night was a hit with girls dressed all in white, glowing under the UV lights at the centre. Games night was run by the Year 12 Arts committee and combined all ages in some fun activities. Rock awards for Middle and Senior Years girls was a highlight, with girls dressing to the theme of "LOVE". We even had a few mock weddings!

Rehearsals did play a major part of the weekend, with all groups progressing significantly with their new music over the few days. The buddy sections within instrument groups were a great opportunity for Junior Years girls to work with the secondary girls and to also see what can be achieved with time and effort. We are hoping to keep these buddy pairs going throughout the year.  

Congratulations to the Year 12 Arts Committee on their organisation of events over the weekend and congratulations to staff for their enthusiasm and commitment to the improvement of our Glennie girls.

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Mrs Sharon Gilbert
Head of Department Performing Arts

Photo credits: Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Hawthorne and Mr Warren

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Meet our new Concert Band Conductor

2 February 2018

We are very happy to introduce you to our newest member of the Performing Arts Centre who will be conducting the Glennie Concert Band.

Jayne Davidson is the Co-ordinator of Specialist Teachers at Toowoomba Grammar School, Junior School. In her current position she teachers classroom music and conducts numerous instrumental ensembles, including the Junior School Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Chamber Wind Ensemble. In 2017, Jayne was the GPS Concert Band Conductor for the GPS Music Day of Excellence, held at Nudgee College.

Jayne holds a Master of Music from the University of Queensland, where she majored in Instrumental Conducting and Classroom pedagogy and curriculum in the F-9 classroom. During this study she also had the opportunity to conduct the Queensland Youth Wind Symphony. She has conducted research in the area of curriculum implementation, and is a published author in the Australian Journal of Music Education. Prior to completing a double degree in Music and Education, Jayne completed a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) at the University of Newcastle.

Jayne is a passionate educator who has focussed her teaching on developing classroom programs based on a combination of Kodaly and Orff approaches which support and enhance school instrumental programs.

Welcome, Jayne! We hope you enjoy working with our Performing Arts students.

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Welcome Miss Mair

2 February 2018

Ballet has commenced for another year at Glennie with Junior Years girls excited about their lessons.  Madame Mills introduced dance tutor Miss Emily Mair to the eager Glennie ballerinas today.  Miss Mair trained at Joffrey Ballet, a world-class ballet studio based in Chicago. Her experience will be a welcome addition to the Ballet program at Glennie. Please make her feel welcome when you get to meet her.

Click here to see a mini clip of the first lesson of the year.

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The Great Sculpture Mystery

2 February 2018

We have a mystery that needs to be solved. Jasmyn Bloodworth created a sculpture as part of her Visual Arts studies and it was on display in various locations around the School over the past few years. It was such a fantastic sculpture that is was moved around so everyone could enjoy it. Sadly, last year it went missing. We are sure it is still at Glennie, but nobody knows where. Can you solve the mystery?

Please contact Mrs Gilbert gilberts@glennie.qld.edu.au

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The Glennie Jazz Orchestra is born!

2 February 2018

The Performing Arts ensemble touring Sydney this year will be the newly formed Glennie Jazz Orchestra. This group will start rehearsals next. They are going to be busy preparing for their debut at the Sydney International Music Festival in July this year. There are still some positions available for girls in Year 7 to 12. Please contact the Performing Arts Office for details. pac@glennie.qld.edu.au

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