5 August 2016
Congratulations to the following girls who have earned colours for their hard work and dedication to The Arts. Colours are awarded to girls who participate in and achieve well in their chosen artistic pursuits.
- Amy Eiser - Half Colours - Dance
- Aimee Keighran - Full Colours - Music
- Lorraine Han - Full Colours - Music
- Anna Beil - Full Colours - Music
- Katie Jobling - Full Colours - Speech & Drama
- Trisanna Adrian - Full Colours with Honours - Speech & Drama
5 August 2016
We are looking for people to assist us with making some of the costumes and props for our musical. All parents, grandparents, and friends are warmly invited.
A working bee has been planned for Sunday, August 14 to allow us the time to fit the costumes to the students to check for sizing and hems etc.
We have the patterns, fabric, and materials required to create these items. If you have a sewing machine you are welcome to bring it along to the working bee as we can set up some tables to make things easier.
If you are not able to make it to the working bee, but can still sew, we are happy to give you a costume pack to take home and work on.
We would still love your help if you are unable to sew or don't have a sewing machine as we have plenty of odd jobs such as painting, cutting and creating needing to be done.
Please let me know if you are able to attend and in what area you are able to help us.
Mr Jacob Finlay
Junior Musical Director
29 July 2016
Harristown State High School is the first to have their music video released as part of the Small Town Culture with Josh Arnold ‘Corridors of Freedom episodes. The Glennie School are delighted to be involved in this project and we look forward to sharing future episodes with you.
29 July 2016
On Sunday 24 July, 44 After-School Ballet students participated in Royal Academy of Dance examinations and awards. The girls have worked so hard over the last few months and have made wonderful progress. The next big event for the girls is the ballet concert to be held in conjunction with the Junior Years Musical in September. Busy but exciting times ahead!
22 July 2016
The Toowoomba Art Society in conjunction with The Chronicle have an annual Junior Art Expo for students throughout the Toowoomba region from Prep to Year 12. It was held at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery from 22 June to 24 July.
The Glennie School submitted a total of 70 student artworks from across the Junior and Middle and Senior Years. There were 726 student entries from the region of which only approximately 120 were selected to be exhibited. The works by Glennie Girls that were selected were:
Section A: Preschool
- Demi Hardgrave
- Gisele Hede
- Giselle Statham
Section B: Year 1 & 2
- Arabella Gore, winner of the Ruth Brennie Memorial Award for Innovative Use of Collage
Section C: Year 3 & 4
- Maddison Jones
Section E: Year 7 & 8
- Taleah McGrane
Section F: Year 9 & 10
- Ella White
Section G: Open Drawing
- Eve Eldridge
Section H:Open Painting & Multimedia
- Harriet Killen, winner of the Open Painting and Multimedia Award (2 works accepted)
- Amy Eiser
22 July 2016
On Monday, the Year 12 Visual Art Studies students had a full day workshop for their unit of work on Weaving.
Flying Arts Alliance weaving artist Aneheke Metua, travelled from Byron Bay to work with the girls. She taught them basket making with a coil weaving technique using natural fibres she had gathered and prepared.
For the workshop, the girls learned about natural and manmade materials that can be used for weaving. All girls completed at least one basket by the end of the day made from a combination of bangalow palm inflorescence, raffia and banana palm fibre. The day was an inspiring introduction for the students into their topic for the term.
15 July 2016
Over the school holidays, 26 Glennie musicians spent 17 days in Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic performing at beautiful churches and concert halls.
The International Music competition at the Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna was the main focus for the tour. The girls placed third in the treble choir section. Other performances included Santa Maria Maggiore Church in Rome, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Fels Church outside Vienna, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Smetana Hall in Prague as well as some impromptu performances in the Cathedral in the Prague Castle and on the boat in Venice!
The girls had some time for sightseeing and enjoyed visiting such amazing landmarks as the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Uffizi Gallery (home of Michelangelo, da Vinci and Botticelli), St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, the House of Music, Schonbrunn Palace, Prague Castle and many more!
Special thanks to the staff on the tour: Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Miss Emma Kann, Mrs Wendy Evans and Miss Leanne Mitchell and to all the girls who were all wonderful ambassadors for Glennie!
15 July 2016
On Wednesday, Glennie girls in the choir Xpression attended a workshop held at the Toowoomba Grammar School. British conductor, David Lawrence spent the afternoon with the choir teaching us new methods and providing ideas for improvement.
It was a great experience starting with vocal exercises and going through the pieces of music we are currently working on. It was a good opportunity to learn how to connect more with the music and to learn a little more about singing acapella.
16 June 2016
Next Thursday, 23 June, 26 girls from Year 8 to 12 are heading off to Europe to compete in the Vienna International Music Festival. These girls have been rehearsing for nearly a year and are greatly looking forward to the tour. They will fly into Rome, spend four days there, with a workshop and performance at the Vatican, as well as seeing the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel. From there the group moves to Florence and Venice, with a walk over the very famous Rialto Bridge, a ride in a gondola and more choir workshops. Next stop will be Vienna in Austria for five days, where Glennie is part of the International competition involving 24 ensembles from 11 countries. Ensembles come from Austria, China, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, America and six ensembles from Australia. There the group will perform a world premiere of two pieces that have been specially written for the choir. Then it is on to Prague in the Czech Republic for three days for more performing and sight-seeing, with a performance at the world famous Smetana Hall. The girls will arrive back home via Germany and Singapore. We wish all the girls going on the tour the best of luck for the competition and all of their performances.
On Wednesday 22 June, the touring choir will present a concert in the PAC from 12:30 to 1:30pm. All are welcome. It is a great opportunity for the girls to showcase all of their hard work.
16 June 2016
On Wednesday, G Major Choir joined with other schools in the region to participate in the biennial Sing Out workshop. This was a great day culminating in a choral concert and massed choir performance.
Glennie’s G Major Choir participated in the Sing Out 2016 festival. Sing Out is held once every two years at the Empire Theatre. Schools from the Darling Downs region came together for a day of choral workshops with guest conductor, Astrid Jorgensen. They performed in their individual choirs and a massed choir of around 500 voices. The day was a wonderful opportunity for girls to enjoy singing with students from other schools. The concert last night was an impressive display of the talent.
Thank you to Mrs Bravery and Mr Finlay for all of their work.
16 June 2016
After the success of the first Junior Years lunchtime concert, the Middle and Senior Years girls shared their skills on stage once again. Five separate vocal performances took place including, Sophie Little singing Hello by artist Adele; Meg Kirby, Isabelle Lanigan and Lauren Baryla singing Life of the Party by Shawn Mendes; Grace Twidale and Izzy Bracey singing Wake me up by Avicii and Trisha Chand and Keira Groves singing You belong with me by Taylor Swift.
10 June 2016
There are some vacancies for extra-curricular Music or Speech and Drama lessons for Semester 2. Information can be found on The Arts pages of the portal.
All current enrolments will continue into next semester unless the PAC office is notified in writing. Now is a good time for students in Years P to 2 to start piano lessons as part of the Little Mozart’s program or violin in the Little Vivaldi's program. Please contact the PAC staff for further information.
3 June 2016
Last Monday, the Middle Years Choir and Glennie Singers travelled to Brisbane for the Queensland Youth Music Awards (QYMA). The girls performed beautifully, earning a gold award (for results above 90%) and winning the overall trophy for the Middle Years Choir section.
There were seven schools in the competition, all from Brisbane and the Coasts. In the next section, the Glennie Singers performed a rousing rendition of Banjo Pickin' Girl and Scarborough Fair, which also won them a gold award.
Congratulations to Mrs Bravery and Mrs Gordon for their preparation of the choirs and to Miss Brix for adding a beautiful violin accompaniment on the night.
3 June 2016
Mrs Vicky Bravery has directed the Toowoomba Choral Society Youth Choir Holiday Theatre Production since 2009 and is proud to have had many Glennie girls, past and present, involved in these productions. The 100 participants in this year’s production Peter Pan Jr come from schools across the region and there are eight Glennie girls involved; Lauren Baryla (Hop-Lost Boy), Alim Deng (Feature Chorus-Indian), Anthea Jones (Dancer), (Meg Kirby (Adella-Mermaid), Harper Lanigan (Brave Spruce-Indian), Isabel Lanigan (Wendy), Phoebe Parker (Brave Gum-Indian), Maeve Sloss (Feature Chorus-Indian),
Having a regular creative outlet is not just part of a well-rounded education, it is essential for a child’s emotional health and well being. Producing a show brings the arts together and provides growth opportunities for all varieties of learners. For example, kinesthetic learners engage their bodies through dance, linguistic learners dive into the written and spoken word, spatial learners tackle set and costume design, and musical learners revel in the show’s score.
To learn more about the many benefits that span way beyond singing and dancing, download the notes below.
27 May 2016
Recently, Sara McLean competed in the Ipswich Eisteddfod. Playing the alto saxophone, she competed in four sections (one of her fellow competitors was a third year Queensland Conservatorium student) and she achieved two firsts and two seconds. She was chosen to compete in the Gladys Payne bursary round which she won. It was a very tough competition and Sara did an amazing job. The adjudicator was so impressed with her musicality he said she could be the next Amy Dixon!
27 May 2016
On Wednesday, 18 schools joined local country singer Josh Arnold to launch a YouTube series called ‘Walk Together’ to promote cultural diversity and acceptance. Each school’s unique YouTube episode will feature music, dance and drama by the students. Twenty Glennie Middle Years girls will enjoy eight Friday sessions with Josh and the project group with filming and recording expected to take place for the Glennie episode in September. On October 22, all schools will come together for a ‘Walk Together Toowoomba’ concert.
You can view the Launch video on the Glennie Facebook page.
Pictured: Anna Dingley and Charlotte Lamshed (Year 7) participated in the Launch and represented Glennie.
13 May 2016
Meg Kirby (Year 9) has successfully auditioned for Toowoomba Choral Society's production of Annie with performances commencing on Friday, 9 September. Meg will be playing the role of Duffy, one of the orphans. We wish her every success with rehearsals. If you would like to know more about the production, visit the Toowoomba Choral Society’s website.
13 May 2016
On Wednesday night, members of Senior Years Choir travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Queensland Youth Music Awards.
The choir was presented with a Gold Award and a second place prize overall. Congratulations to all girls involved and to their conductor and accompanist Miss Emma Kann and Mrs Wendy Evans.
13 May 2016
Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Mrs Wendy Evans, Mrs Vicky Bravery are part of the Queensland Pops "Best of the British" concert at the Empire Theatre this Sunday afternoon. The ladies are in the choir. Last weekend they performed at QPAC Concert Hall. The repertoire involved all things British, ending with the classic "Land of Hope and Glory".
Pictured: Mrs Evans and Mrs Gilbert with conductor Patrick Pickett
6 May 2016
As usual, Junior Years submitted plenty of entries into the Toowoomba Show Art Show. The girls were excited to receive some great results.
In some categories, the girls won all major prizes. Well done, girls!
Make a Colour Picture
- Highly Commended: Lorali Reese
- 2nd: Freya Statham
- Highly Commended: Alice Sengaroun
- 1st: Dulini Dewage
- Highly Commended: Phillipa Lilford, Aalia Magzub-Colvin
- Highly Commended: Sidney Cochrane
Make a Black and White Picture
- Highly Commended: Isabelle Jones
- 1st: Alyssa Rollason
- 2nd: Reagan Wood
- 3rd: Xanthe Schubert
- Highly Commended: Ellie Stenzel, Kirra Fells
- 1st: Baylian Tzannes
- 2nd: Emme French
- 3rd: Gisele Statham
- 1st: Emily Yevdokimov
- 2nd: Amalia Gomez
- 3rd: Arabella Gore
- 1st: Ellie Stenzel
- 2nd: Xanthe Schubert
- 3rd: Bailey Crisp
- 2nd: Holly Smith
- 1st: Mia Brown
- 1st: Ebony Baillie-Pignat
- 2nd: Tanvi Chand
- 3rd: Dixie Townsing
- 4th: Darcie Wilson
- Highly Commended: Chelsea Armstrong
- 1st: Isabella Shelton
6 May 2016
Glennie Trumpet, French Horn and Trombone students took part in a free brass workshop last Monday, learning some valuable tips on tone production. Girls learnt the value of a resonant tone and how to practise achieving this in their everyday playing. The sessions were sponsored by the Toowoomba Municipal Brass Society and the Empire Theatre.
Photo: Some of the Brass students at the workshop, Alim Deng, Hannah Waterfall, Isabella Shelton, Jana Park, Bella Lilford, Ellaryn Gilbert.