‘Be Like a Girl’ theme becomes a song

30 November 2018

Ms Kathy Lee penned a beautiful song performed by Middle and Senior Years girls, Mr Finlay and Mr Wisley at the Middle and Senior Years Speech and Prize-Giving Celebration yesterday. The song is available to purchase and download online via kathyleemusic.weebly.com. This was certainly a beautiful way to end our School showcase event.

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PHEP success for Jess

23 November 2018

Jessica successfully auditioned on alto saxophone for 1 of 24 places to represent Queensland in Seattle earlier this month as part of the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP). This is a reciprocal exchange program for talented young musicians between Seattle’s Western International Band Clinic and Brisbane’s Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Jessica was fortunate enough to get a position in the top band as saxophone 1.2, this was a huge honour and privilege. Being part of PHEP has been an amazing and incredible way to consolidate her music experience and an inspiring way to complete her final year at Glennie.

“Music has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, I have played piano, guitar, clarinet and saxophone. I love all that music brings to both the performer and the listener. I have been playing Alto Saxophone for three and a half years and I certainly feel at home with this instrument.”

While disappointed to miss the grand finale of events associated with senior years, she would do it again in a heartbeat to gain more experience on the saxophone and be with others who are inspired by music.

“I was confident the PHEP experience would enhance my playing ability as well as my knowledge of music. It was a phenomenal experience; an amazing opportunity for networking with like-minded people.  My goal now is to attend an audition at the Jazz Music Institute in early December and secure a spot to do Bachelor of Jazz Performance so that I can follow my passion to perform music professionally and one day combine this with Music Therapy.”

Jessica is delighted to have been given this opportunity and is grateful to have had an opportunity to represent her family, the Conservatorium, Glennie, and Queensland within PHEP.

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The Arts Showcase 2018

9 November 2018

The JY and MSY Performing Arts Showcases, held last Sunday, were a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate the growth and achievements of our truly talented girls. The night was a culmination of hard work and commitment by the girls, their parents and the Performing Arts faculty over the past year. We were all proud that the events were such a highlight and the buzz created will inspire us to aim even higher in 2019!

Congratulations to all the girls who won an award or performed on the night. Special congratulations to our Major prize winners:

Most Valuable Contribution to Junior Years Arts: Dulini Dewage 

Bronte Graham award for Drama - Georgia Meise
Perinet Prize for Artist of the Year - Sarah-Jane Coggan
Harley Mead Perpetual trophy for Excellence in Composition - Selinca Lincoln 
Bonnie Cooke award for Music - Isabella Morgan

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Big Band bids farewell to Year 12s

9 November 2018

It has been an incredibly successful year for The Glennie Big Band. We morphed into The Glennie Jazz Orchestra for our Music Tour to Sydney in July where we won Gold at the Australian International Music Festival. The weather hasn’t been that kind to us at all times throughout the year, so we had to cancel our Walton Stores appearance in August. But on Friday, 2 November, Big Band celebrated its tradition of presenting the final rehearsal with Year 12 students outside under the trees, entertaining students and staff as they arrived at School. Well done and thank you to Olivia Raccanello, Georgina Dummett, Shannon Rush, Rhianna McKechnie, Rachel Hall and Jessica Page for their outstanding commitment to this ensemble and we wish them all of the best for the future.

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Year 7 Arts Showcase

9 November 2018

On Tuesday all Year 7 students were involved in the Year 7 Arts Showcase in Manning Theatre. Each student chose to revisit a task from their studies in Dance Drama and Music during terms 1, 2, or 3.  Overall, it was an outstanding day with a very high quality of performance on offer that allowed each student to celebrate their abilities in the Arts at Glennie. Well done to all the girls involved.

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Jess Hall’s Woodwind Trio “Trio Viente’ comes to Glennie

9 November 2018

On Thursday, 9 November, Jess Hall Glennie Old Girl and sister of our School Captain, Rachel Hall, visited the 11A Music class with her friends to present a workshop on Performance Preparation. Jess and her trio ‘Trio Viente’, have just finished their Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. During the workshop, they were able to share their experiences and offer their considerable talents and insight into the field of performance preparation and practice. The trio finished with a short concert at morning tea that was open to all students. This performance was a fantastic opportunity for 11A and not only did they have an enjoyable morning, but they also learnt many valuable skills ideas for coping with nerves and understanding performance.  

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Jazz Ensemble performing at Grammar’s Battle of the Bands

9 November 2018

The Glennie Jazz Ensemble will perform at Toowoomba Grammar’s Battle of the Bands Competition on Friday night. The girls are very excited to perform and compete against other bands from around the downs and show everyone that girls make the best music. If you would like to attend and support the girls, the show starts at 7pm. You won’t miss Jazz Ensemble as they promise to provide a high energy and exciting performance.

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Choral Showcase

2 November 2018

Monday night’s Choral Showcase at St Luke’s Church proved to be a magical evening with all of our Glennie Choirs from Prep through to Year 12 showcasing the repertoire they have been working on throughout the year. It was a spectacular sight to see the Church lined with Glennie girls enjoying each other's performances. The evening concluded with a massed piece involving all choirs. A very special thank you to our conductors and accompanists Mrs Vicki Bravery, Miss Elizabeth Gordon, Miss Emma Kann, Mrs Lorraine Fuller, Mrs Wendy Evans, Mrs Natalie Otto and Miss Teresa Brix as well as Mr Steve Warren, Mrs Brenda Suhr, Mr Jacob Finlay, Mrs Christine Kleidon, Mrs Katrina Wood, Mrs Wendy Henley and Mrs Karen Taylor for your assistance throughout the evening.

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Jazz Ensemble bids farewell to Year 12’s

2 November 2018

On Thursday morning, Jazz Ensemble celebrated its tradition of presenting the final rehearsal with Year 12 students outside under the trees entertaining students and staff as they arrived at School. It has been a wonderful and successful year for Jazz Ensemble. Well done and thank you to Sophie Little and Jessica Page for their outstanding commitment to this ensemble and we wish them all of the best for the future.   

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Congratulations Chelsea

2 November 2018

Congratulations to Chelsea McEachern who has recently taken out one of the major awards at this years McIntyre Young Writers Awards, one of the biggest junior writing competitions in the State with her poem "Floating or Falling".  For 20 years the Macintyre Young Writers have fostered writing in school-aged children throughout the region. The competition is open to anyone from Prep up who reside within 120km of Goondiwindi. In the past writers such as Judy Nunn, John Marsden, Peter Fitzsimons, Andy Wright, Hugh Lunn,  Rupert McCall, and Tara Moss have been a part of this competition. Congratulations Chelsea, we look forward to following you along your poetic journey.

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“Legally Blonde The Musical”- Cast Announcement

2 November 2018

Auditions for the MSY Musical 2019 ‘Legally Blonde’ are now complete! The staff in Performing Arts are excited to advise that we will be posting the cast list on Monday, 5 November at 3:15 pm in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). It has been an enjoyable journey already and we thank everyone who has taken the time to audition. We are looking forward to hitting the ground running in 2019 after our encounter with Australia’s own Elle Woods, the talented Lucy Durack, at the Junior Theatre Celebration Oz event over the weekend. Miss Elms, Mr Finlay, Mrs Budden and Mrs Hawthorne travelled to Newcastle to take part in this exciting event and hone their skills in all things musical theatre.

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Paul Morton Choral Festival

26 October 2018

On Tuesday evening the Glennie School Middle and Senior Years Choir,  Choral Group and combined Glennie/Grammar Xpression choir, joined other choirs from across Toowoomba to perform at the annual Paul Morton Choral Festival held at Downlands College. This event is held in memory of past Downlands student Paul Morton, who tragically died at age 21.  The evening is about choirs coming together to share their musical talents with each other.  The evening concludes with a massed choir performance with over 400 singers on stage. A special thank you to Miss Kann, Mrs Bravery, Mrs Fuller and Mr Finlay for their assistance with this wonderful choral evening.

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Save the dates

19 October 2018

Please consider joining us for these functions.

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2019 Musical announced

12 October 2018

The Middle and Senior Years Musical for 2019 is "Legally Blonde - The Musical".

This adventure starts straight away with auditions this weekend at the PAC.

If you are at the Touch Tournament this weekend, or going on the Year 6 Camp or cannot make it to the audition, please let Miss Elms know via email as there will be a second audition later in the term.

Good Luck!

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Dance Concert

12 October 2018

In conjunction with the Junior Years Musical held at The Armitage Centre in September, the Junior Years After-School Dance girls wowed the audience with their beautiful dancing and stunning costumes. Congratulations everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to thank our team of dance tutors for their fabulous choreography - Lyall Blanco, Emily Mair, Lucy Panitz, Meg Ziesemer and assistants Rachel Hall, Anthea Jones and Imogen Taylor. Thank you also to all the Junior Years teachers and parents who made everything flow so seamlessly backstage. Bravo!

Janene Mills
Dance Concert Director

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Mother and Daughter Drama

12 October 2018

The AXXIOM Drama group is in the final stages of preparation and rehearsals for their annual performance to be held next Friday, 19 October.

The short but impacting show explores the dynamic and ever-changing yet universal bond between Mothers and Daughters.  The sometimes conflict-filled, comical or even emotional ride is examined within the excerpts chosen from plays such as Hating Alison Ashley, Jigsaw, Running Up a Dress and Spud.

AXXIOM is purely student-driven and allows girls interested in Drama the opportunity to direct, perform and produce a performance for a public audience.  And so we would like to invite all of our community members to Manning Theatre, next Friday at 4:30pm. If you would like to bring a gold coin, the girls are collecting donations for a Young Women's’ charity in Toowoomba.

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot
Middle and Senior Years Teacher

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SHEP excellence

12 October 2018

Congratulations to Isabella Apalais, Alice Armytage, Kartia Chin, Kate Healy, Lauren Lester and Jessica Page who participated in the State Honours Ensemble Program at the Queensland Conservatorium over the holidays. The SHEP program in 2018 consisted of over 950 students in 12 different ensembles including Wind Orchestras, String Orchestras, Choirs a Big Band and a Symphonic Orchestra. Thousands of students nominated this year with the successful applicants spending the last four days of their school holidays rehearsing with fellow musicians from all over the state. 2018 also saw the inclusion of the inaugural Australian Honours Ensemble Program. This program included a Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble with 150 students from all over Australia gaining positions through an audition process. Both the SHEP and AHEP programs concluded in a series of 5 concerts involving over 1,100 students at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre on Sunday, October 7. Congratulations to all of our students who gained acceptance into these outstanding programs celebrating musical excellence in Queensland and Australia. We are so proud of your musical efforts throughout the program, and you were wonderful ambassadors for The Glennie School.  

Mr Jacob Finlay
Acting Head of Performance

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Junior Years Musical

14 September 2018

Beauty and the Beast Jr debuted last weekend at the Armitage centre with great success. The night was a wonderful and inclusive display of talent for the Junior Years Arts; from the creative artwork on display in the foyer to the delightful and entertaining ballet and jazz routines, culminating in the outstanding musical.

A production of this type requires many moving parts and the contribution of many people. Special thanks to the staff, parents and friends for their tireless efforts in making this a quality production.

To the girls, thank you for your hard work and commitment. Your performances were impressive, entertaining and most professional especially given your ages! Miss Elms, Mr Griffiths and Mr Finlay hope you take away many fond memories and continue your artistic endeavours in the future.  

Congratulations to all!

“Good show everyone good show! Now off to your cupboards.” Cogsworth

Mr Jacob Finlay
Acting Head of Performance

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TGS Choral Showcase Concert

7 September 2018

Last week our Combined Grammar and Glennie choir, Xpression performed at Grammar’s Choral Concert. The evening was a showcase of Grammar’s choirs and solo vocalists and featured our combined choir. It was a lovely evening held at the Empire Theatre. A big thank you to our conductor Mrs Wendy Evans and accompanist Mrs Natalie Otto for your continued commitment and support of Xpression.

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“Behind The Hangar Doors” - LifeFlight Ball

7 September 2018

On Saturday night our String Quartet consisting of Miss Teresa Brix, Hannah Smith, Isabel Lanigan and Gabrielle Kleidon had the privilege of being amongst some of the first people to enter the new purpose-built Clive Berghofer LifeFlight Centre when they performed at the annual LifeFlight Rescue Gala Ball. The event, which was attended by over 500 guests is held each year to raise much-needed funds and awareness for our local rescue helicopter service.

 

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PASA Meeting Change of Date

7 September 2018

Please note the at the date for the Performing Arts Supporters Association has changed from the scheduled date of 8 November to the new date of 1 November.

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National Blood Donor Week Performance

7 September 2018

On Tuesday, 4 September the Toowoomba Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony was held at the City Library with over 120 invited guests in attendance. The lovely vocal sounds of Rhianna McKechnie and Gracie O’Shea greeted the attendees upon arrival. This was a fabulous event to be a part of as during the 2017/18 financial year Glennie staff, students and parents gave 153 blood donations which equates to 459 lives saved! Congratulations Rhianna and Gracie for an outstanding performance.

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Performing Arts events coming soon

31 August 2018

There are some wonderful Performing Arts events coming soon, we hope to see you there.

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Beauty and the Beast Jr

31 August 2018

Tickets are on sale for the Junior Years Musical Showcase featuring a display of student artworks, ballet performances and the main event, the musical production of Beauty and the Beast Jr.

This event is being held at the Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre, on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September. There are only three performances, so don’t miss out.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15 for child/concession tickets and are available through the Empire box office. Get Tickets Here!

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Sunday Jazz

24 August 2018

This Sunday, from 11:30am to 1:45pm, the Glennie Big Band, Jazz Ensemble and some duets and soloists will be performing at Walton Stores, home to Hello Harry, Junk and other restaurants.

This day is designed to fit in with the Boarders Introduction Day, and new parents are most welcome. The girls will really appreciate your support as it gives them a chance to showcase all the amazing music they have been working on throughout the year.

Hello Harry has kindly offered a $10 kids meal deal for any Glennie students who ask for one. The deal gets you a junior burger, chips and a drink (see in store for types of drinks).

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