String Quartet performs at Sports Darling Downs Awards

19 February 2016

Glennie String Quartet was honoured to perform for guests arriving at the Sports Darling Downs 2015 Sports Star of the Year Presentation evening. Attendance at events like these assist the girls to improve performance skills and stage presence.  

If you are having a wedding, party or special event, please consider hiring the Glennie String Quartet to perform. The addition of a string quartet to your special day adds that touch of elegance.  Download a booking request form today.  

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Glennie girls to shine in Hairspray

19 February 2016

Hannah Radunz (Glennie Old Girl 2013) and Ellie McInerney (Year 12) are to appear in the Brisbane season of Hairspray.  Thousands of people auditioned for these roles and it is an outstanding achievement for Hannah and Ellie to be a part of the mass Ensemble.  

Break a leg,  girls!  

Visit the website for more details about the musical.

 

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Music Camp

12 February 2016

A weekend of music and fun was had last weekend by 170 girls from Years 4 to12 at the annual music camp at the Sunshine Coast. Three days full of rehearsals kept everyone busy; going from choir to band to string sessions before heading off to the beach or the pool for the afternoon's break.  Before heading home on Sunday with many memories and new friends, the Junior Years ensembles demonstrated their progress with a concert. For their last night, the Middle and Senior Years girls attended the "Rock Awards". This year’s theme was Girl Power. Some very creative costumes emerged; there was even an appearance by Barbie dolls and Ken!  

Congratulations to all girls for all of their efforts and dedication to their own playing over the weekend: the musicality and fluency of ensembles has risen dramatically. Special mention to the Year 12 students who made a very big impact in all areas over the weekend.

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Eisteddfod

12 February 2016

This year, Toowoomba is hosting the Queensland Eisteddfod which is taking place in four parts throughout the year. Glennie has entered the choral sections in Part 1 which will be on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March. These dates will be for the Junior, Middle and Senior Years choirs. The second section will be held over the Easter weekend (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning). This will affect only the Middle and Senior Years Choir.

More information will be linked to the Glennie calendar once times and details are all finalised.

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Music Theory Lessons

12 February 2016

At Glennie, we offer extra-curricular lessons in Music Theory. This complements the work the girls do during their individual instrumental lessons. Lessons are recommended for all girls learning an instrument from Year 5 and upwards.  Classes are currently being created and these will be either before school or during lunchtimes. Please complete the enrolment forms as soon as possible, or alternatively, contact the PAC.

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Music Muster

5 February 2016

Our annual music muster was very successful. Nearly one in four girls in Junior, Middle and Senior Years signed up to be involved in an ensemble this year.  

All ensembles started this week, with excellent numbers across all areas. Girls are reminded that commitment to these ensembles is for the entire year. In addition to rehearsals, regular individual practice of up to two hours per ensemble should be scheduled into the week.

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Extra-curricular lessons

5 February 2016

Lessons for Music and Speech and Drama started this week with our 16 tutors. There are still some lessons available in all instruments, piano, voice, guitar, drums as well as a variety of Speech and Drama courses.  

Enrolment can be completed via The Arts pages on the Portal.

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And They're Off!

5 February 2016

A very excited group of 180 students and staff left this afternoon for the Years 4 to 12 music camp at the Sunshine Coast.  The job of fitting musical instruments, stands, boxes of music, luggage, hundreds of pillows, staff and girls onto the Stonestreets buses was no easy feat, especially in the rain!  Girls in Years 4 to 6 will attend camp for three days, while the older girls will stay an extra day. The days will be filled with rehearsals, time at the beach and the pool and a bit of fun with some ten-pin bowling and games nights. The annual rock awards for the Years 7 to 12 girls will be held on the last night.

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Music Camp

29 January 2016

Next Friday, 180 girls will leave for the annual music camp at the Sunshine Coast. The girls will be involved in many hours of rehearsals in preparation for performances in Term 1.  There will be  time for some fun as well with activities planned such as a games night, ten-pin bowling and, for the older girls, the annual "rock awards".  All girls in Years 4 to 12 who have signed up to join an ensemble are eligible to attend camp.  

For more information, please check the Google calendar using your parent email address or call the PAC office on 07 4688 8816.

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School Instruments and Lockers

29 January 2016

An instrument locker is available for the safe-keeping of all instruments (whether these instruments are privately or school owned) at the Performing Arts Centre and in the Music rooms at Junior Years. There is no cost associated with using a locker.  

If you wish to keep your daughter’s musical instrument safe, please collect a locker hire form from the PAC.

Girls who have taken advantage of the School Instrument Hire program can collect their instrument at their first lesson or from the PAC at any time.

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Extra-curricular lessons

29 January 2016

Girls who have signed up for extra-curricular lessons will start their lessons next week.  Years 7 to 12 students will have received an email informing them of the time and day for their first lesson. Parents of girls in Junior Years will have this information sent to the Glennie parent email address. There are still spaces in our timetable; please enrol for lessons via ePack or visit the Arts pages on the portal, or by calling the PAC on 07 4688 8816.

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PASA Meeting

29 January 2016

Performing Arts Supporters Association (PASA)

General Meeting

Thursday, 4 February

7.30pm

Performing Arts Centre (bottom classroom)

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Congratulations Ellie

27 November 2015

Ellie McInerney is celebrating a successful audition for the Empire Theatre performance of Legally Blonde.  A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of college student Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Ellie has been cast in the role of a Delta Nu sorority girl. We wish her all the best with her rehearsals and look forward to seeing her on stage.

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Arts Awards

6 November 2015

Congratulations to all girls who received awards at the annual Arts Awards night last Friday evening. Our guest speaker, 2005 Senior Miss Chloe Williamson, inspired the girls by performing on the double bass at the end of her speech. Another surprise performance was from the recipient of the Harley Mead Perpetual Trophy for Composition, Hannah Minns, whose own cello trio was given a world premiere. Thank you to the Year 12 Arts Committee for their assistance for the evening.

The Major awards

  • The Harley Mead Perpetual Trophy for Excellence in Composition Hannah Minns
  • Bronte Graham Prize for Drama Ashlee Chapman
  • The Bonnie Cooke Prize for Music Jessica Hall, Eliza Kitchener, Rebecca Kennedy
  • Perinet Prize for Artist of the Year Abigail Tucker, Lily Baldwin
  • Most Valuable Contribution to The Arts (Junior School) Gabrielle Kleidon
  • Most Valuable Contribution to The Arts (Middle and Senior Years) Charlotte Gehrmann, Molly Parker and Sarah Sellars

For all the other awards, have a look at the program below.

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Musicfest

6 November 2015

In a busy weekend for The Arts students, the Big Band members travelled to Brisbane to the Prestige Musicfest competition, where they competed in the A grade section. The band tackled a very difficult set piece, which they performed beautifully. The band received a gold award in a very tough section. Congratulations to all girls, and their director Mr Jason Wisley for all the work in the lead up to this competition.

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Arts concert

6 November 2015

Over 150 students took to the stage in this year's annual Arts Concert at the Armitage Centre. All of the School's ensembles were featured in an afternoon full of music. Year 12 film compositions were also featured between items, giving an avenue for students to have their works played before an audience.

Congratulations to all girls involved in the afternoon and all of our conductors: Mr Wisley, Mr Finlay, Mrs Bravery, Mrs Kleidon, Mrs Fuller and Miss Brix.

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Outdoor Concerts

6 November 2015

This week, our Youth Jazz Ensemble, Jazz ensemble and Big band took to the open air and performed before school to staff and students. These performances were the last of the year for these ensembles and they celebrated in style. The IT Department assisted with recording and live streaming the concerts on Youtube. The concerts were a not only a great opportunity for the girls to perform, it allowed the IT Department to experiment with the live streaming technology which was not without its hiccups!

Here are the links to the concerts

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Music Camp

6 November 2015

Can you believe there are only five school weeks to go before music camp! All ensembles from Years 4 to 12 are eligible to attend Music Camp next year. This camp is a 3 or 4 day (depending on age) "retreat" for musicians to the Sunshine Coast. Much of the day is spent in rehearsals, but there is also time for some fun. For any student planning on signing up for an ensemble / choir / band next year, we recommend attendance at music camp.

Forms can be found within epack.

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Performing Arts Instrumental Concert

30 October 2015

This Sunday is the annual Arts Concert at the Armitage Centre.  All of the school's extra-curricular instrumental ensembles will be performing, with over 150 students to take to the stage.  We would love for you to come and join us!  The concert will start at 2:00pm and will conclude at approximately 4:30pm.

Tickets are available from the Empire Theatre Box Office.

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Live Streaming

30 October 2015

Next week, the Glennie IT Department will live stream a series of Performing Arts mini-concerts that are being held before school. These concerts are held outside and may be cancelled if it is raining.

If you would like to watch the concerts live, click on the following links at 8:00am.

This streaming project is experimental and the IT Department would like to hear any feedback about the process. The IT Department is not 100% sure this will be successful but would appreciate it if those who have time could login using their Glennie parent email and password.

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Axxiom

30 October 2015

AXXIOM Drama students presented their self-devised performance, "Dreams" last Sunday to a packed audience in Manning Theatre. This performance was a culmination of a year’s worth of developing performance skills and undertaking the opportunity to examine the theme of dreams within three different performance styles; Verbatim Theatre, Physical / Visual Theatre and Gothic Theatre.

The Senior students within the AXXIOM group need to be commended for not only providing exemplary leadership with performance skills but for their tireless efforts directing, work-shopping, devising scripts and essentially bringing the work together. These students took it upon themselves to teach girls within each group the fundamental conventions of each unique style in addition to devising the final script for performance.  They are a quality team of leaders, and aspiring artists.

Each year we also see the blossoming of many of our younger dramatists and this year was no different.  Many of year 7, 8 and 9 students undertook lead character roles and worked tirelessly to develop these and their performance skills.

Miss Scott and myself are very proud of the manner in which all students not only performed, but the way in which the girls worked so cohesively over the year in order to present a piece of art devised entirely by themselves.

Thank you to the parents, staff and students who attended Sunday's performance. Your support is a wonderful testament to the girls on stage, who clearly recognise that without you, your ability to drive and your willingness to get them to rehearsals every week, they would not be able to access this wonderful opportunity. Thank you.  We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of Mr Matthew Russell who managed to live-stream the performance to one of our boarder parents, as a new an exciting avenue for those unable to attend performances such as these.

Should you wish to view this performance, you can do so via this link, using a Glennie password

I look forward to a new year for AXXIOM in 2016.

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Musicfest Platinum Winners

23 October 2015

Last night, members of Concert Band, Glennie Grammar Orchestra and the String Ensemble travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Prestige Music Musicfest competition. All ensembles were marked against a set of criteria, with marks awarded for presentation, intonation, dynamics, musicianship, precision, repertoire selection and blend. Our Concert Band, under the baton of Mrs Lorraine Fuller, was awarded a Platinum Award (for results of 90%).

This is the first time that a Glennie ensemble has been awarded this prestigious award. We congratulate Mrs Fuller and the members of Concert Band for their attention to detail and commitment to rehearsals and individual practice.

Our combined Glennie/Grammar Orchestra, conducted by Mr Jason Wisley, received a gold award. With only five rehearsals with a new conductor, we are very proud of this achievement. The Glennie senior String Ensemble conducted by Miss Teresa Brix received a silver award for their first Musicfest competition.  Congratulations to the conductors and students who have worked very hard towards these performances!

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Paul Morton Choral Festival

23 October 2015

On Tuesday night, 80 girls from both the Middle and Senior Years’ choirs performed at the Paul Morton Choral Festival at Downlands College. This was a different experience in which we could show off our musical talents and enhance our performing abilities. All of the choirs performed a range of different songs, with the Glennie Choral Group being the stand-out providing some competition for the crowd favourite, the Toowoomba Grammar School Grammarphones. (The Group stole the show with their rendition of "Forget About the Boy" in which their animated and enhanced lyrics about boys from TGS were a hit!)

All of the other Choirs performed very well, and we all received excellent feedback, and were met with enthusiastic applause. Overall, the performances were a great success and it was a fantastic opportunity to showcase many hours of hard work. The evening finished with a massed choir performance of over 400 singers.

The Paul Morton Choral Festival is an excellent opportunity for the Glennie girls. Although we finished late at night and some people didn’t get home until 10:00, it was well worth it.

Check out the photos on the Paul Morton Choral Festival Facebook page.

Anna Beil

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Arts Concert - Sunday 1 November

23 October 2015

Next Sunday all of the School's extra-curricular instrumental ensembles from Years 4 to 12 will be performing in the second part of the Glennie Arts Concert.

This concert will be held at the Armitage Centre from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Tickets are available at the Empire Theatre box office. Performers are asked to arrive by 1:00pm.

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Izzy is dancing her way to the top

23 October 2015

Year 11 student, Izzy Dalton, has been awarded the Empire Theatre Foundation Youth Arts Bursary for Dance. She will attend Brent Street Performing Arts Summer School in Sydney in January 2016.

Well done, Izzy!

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