Choral Concert

26 August 2016

On Saturday 27 August all Glennie choirs from Years Prep  to 12 will be performing at St Luke's in our annual Choral Concert. Groups involved will be: G Minors, G Majors, G Major Arpeggios, Middle Years Choir, Glennie Singers, Senior Years Choir, Choral Group, Europe Choir and Xpression.  

The concert will start at 6:30pm and conclude approximately 8:30pm. Online ticket sales have closed. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Read more

Tickets now on sale for Little Mermaid

26 August 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Glennie Junior Years production of The Little Mermaid via the Empire Theatre website

Read more

Music Video

26 August 2016

On Wednesday this week, girls from Years 7 to 12  took part in recording and filming for the ‘Walk Together’ project with local singer and songwriter Josh Arnold. The Year 12 Music class created the accompaniment to the track; the Glennie Singers added a choral feature, and twelve Middle Years students added solos and chorus parts to the song. In an impressive logistical feat, about 150 girls gathered on on the verandah and added in four claps, in time, to the instrumental feature. Even Bennie the Bee was there (Hannah Rother assisted by Harriet Killen). The film clip will be launched at Middle Years Assembly early next term.

Click here for the photo gallery

Read more

Gold Coast Eisteddfod

26 August 2016

On Thursday this week our combined vocal ensemble Xpression travelled to the Gold Coast to compete in the Harley Mead Memorial Premiere section at the Eisteddfod.

While the group did not place, they received valuable feedback from the adjudicator and experienced some very high-quality singing from the rest of the ensembles.

Thanks to Mrs Wendy Evans and Mr Neil Roche-Kelly (TGS) for preparing the ensemble for this event.

Read more

JazzFest

26 August 2016

A wonderful afternoon’s entertainment was provided by the bands and ensembles of the Middle and Senior years for a very appreciative audience last Sunday. Guest vocalist and past Glennie student, Miss Megan Crocombe performed some great songs with staff band, ‘Second Rehearsal’ featuring Mr Ian Dickson on drums, Mrs Sharon Gilbert on auxiliary percussion, Mrs Lorraine Fuller on keys, Mr Jacob Finlay on trumpet, Mrs Christine Kleidon on baritone sax and Mr Jason Wisley on alto sax.

Organised by PASA, this event in its second year was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. The gourmet refreshments were plentiful and well received.

We thank PASA, particularly Mrs Sybil Beeson and Mrs Tracey Keighran and the many parents who supported these ladies along with the Glennie performers who yet again excelled themselves.

Read more

Year 8 girls are clowns!

26 August 2016

Two Year 8 classes who are studying Drama this semester enjoyed a workshop presented by deBase Theatre Company with activities to assist the girls in creating their clown characters. Girls experienced a range of activities and learnt protocols when wearing their red noses!  

Thank you to Mrs Kaye Broadfoot for her organisation of this workshop.

Read more

Australian String Quartet Visits

26 August 2016

On Friday this week members of the Australian String Quartet visited Glennie to conduct a workshop with Adelphi Strings and our Senior String Ensemble.

The girls enjoyed working with some of Australia's top string players and gained a higher insight into playing in a string ensemble. The quartet will be performing a public concert on Sunday afternoon at Downlands College.

Read more

Endgame

19 August 2016

On Thursday, Senior Drama students had the privilege of travelling to Brisbane to watch a presentation of Samuel Beckett’s well-known play, Endgame. Exploring the darkness of the human existence, Absurd Theatre tends to challenge and even frustrate its audience as opposed to generating deep meaning. While the Year 12 students have studied this style and made connection to the conventions clearly obvious within the form and rhythm of the work, the Year 11 girls left asking “What was THAT about?” or “I didn’t like that at all” and “I’m quitting Drama now”.

A truly unique form of theatre, the Absurdist style is rarely presented, due to its quite oppressive, seemingly confused and even pointless nature. And so I am grateful the School permitted the students to attend. It is an intriguing style that allows its creators / artists the opportunity to examine the human condition and to pose questions about what it all means.

For senior drama students, it challenges and even unsettles them; mostly though, at the end, I have often had many girls suggest that their own life is pretty good when compared to the stories of the Absurd.

Thank you to Mrs Gilbert who also joined us on our excursion: we appreciated her support.

Contributed by Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

Read more

And they’re ORFF!

19 August 2016

The annual ORFF challenge was held today in the Performing Arts Centre. Mr Wisley’s and Mrs Gilbert’s music students went head to head in the hotly contested challenge of percussion and human sound.

Mrs Gilbert was hopeful but felt her Year 12 girls had their work cut out as Mr Wisley entered three teams and she had only one.

Mr Shane Tooley, Director of Arts at Downlands College was the official adjudicator and he was very impressed by the performances. Although the scores were close Mr Tooley felt that the winning team demonstrated maturity and polish. The Year 12 girls were delighted to hear that theirs was the winning performance.

Congratulations Mrs Gilbert, better luck next time Mr Wisley!

Click here for the photo gallery.

Read more

2017 Musical

19 August 2016

The Middle and Senior Years musical for next year will be "High School Musical" and will be presented in early May at the Highfields Cultural Centre.  

Audition packs will be made available for students by the end of this term. We will be looking for some boys to be involved and encourage male high school siblings, family and friends to take part in the audition process as well.

Read more

JazzFest

19 August 2016

Don’t forget to drop into or call GOSS on 07 4688 8831 to secure your ticket to JazzFest. Held on Sunday 21 August, this celebration of music includes performances by Glennie ensembles, Toowoomba Grammar School and other special guest artists.

Drinks and pre-ordered food is available. Dress warm, bring a rug and your dancing shoes for an afternoon of family fun.

Read more

Eisteddfod

19 August 2016

With the conclusion of the Eisteddfod we would like, once again, to acknowledge the work of Miss Andreas Elms in her preparation of Manning Theatre; the venue for the Speech and Drama section of this year's eisteddfod.

Congratulations to all of the girls who participated in the dance and drama sections in the latter part of the eisteddfod.

Here are the results of the Speech and Drama sections.

  • Trisanna Adrian,Year 8 to 12 Impromptu Speech Solo, 1st
  • Sofie Halfpenny, Years 8 and 9 Verse Speaking Solo, 1st
  • Trisanna Adrian, Years 10 to 12 Memorised Prose Solo, 2nd
  • Sandali Gange, Year 7 Verse Speaking (female) Solo, 2nd
  • Mya Gilbert, Year 4 Humorous (female) Solo, 2nd
  • Sofie Halfpenny, Year 9 Humorous Solo. 2nd
  • Kate Leis, Year 3 Verse Speaking (female) Solo, 2nd
  • Trisanna Adrian,Year 10 to 12 Non-Humorous Solo, 3rd
  • Trisanna Adrian, Years 10 to 12 Monologue Solo, 3rd
  • Trisanna Adrian, Years 10 to 12 Shakespearian Drama Solo, 3rd
  • Jemima Brodie, Year 7 to 9 Original Story Telling Solo, 3rd
  • Tyler Kinkema, Year 5 Verse Speaking (female) Solo, 3rd
  • Tyler Kinkema, Year 5 Verse Speaking (female) Solo, 3rd
  • Sofie Halfpenny, Year 7 to 9 Non-Humorous Solo, HC
  • Isabellea  Mundell, Year 6 Humorous (female) Solo, HC
  • Katie Paton, Years 10 to 12 Non-Humorous Solo,HC
Read more

Musical rehearsal and Working Bee

12 August 2016

This Sunday, we will be holding a Musical costume and prop working bee along with the rehearsal from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

If you can assist, please contact Mr Finlay. We would love to see you!

Read more

Please support Glennie girls at ‘Annie’

12 August 2016

In an earlier edition of eNews+ we announced the names of five Glennie girls who secured roles in the Toowoomba Choral Society Production of Annie at the Empire Theatre from 9 to 11 September.   

With over 100 children auditioning, it is a massive achievement to see Lauren, Meg, Madeleine, Isabel and Harper chosen for roles.

  • Lauren Baryla will share the lead role of Annie and will perform at the evening performance on September 10 and the matinee on September 11.
  • Meg Kirby will play Duffy on September 9 and 10
  • Madeleine Tooley will play Molly on September 9 and 10
  • Isabel Lanigan will play  a Star to Be in all performances
  • Harper Lanigan joins the Orphans Chorus, on September 10 and 11

The Toowoomba Choral Society invites the Glennie community to support this wonderful production by attending one of the performances.

 

Read more

Eisteddfod

12 August 2016

The Fourth Part of The 123rd Queensland Eisteddfod 2016, Speech and Drama, was held at the Manning Theatre at The Glennie School from the 3  to 8  August. Many students from Toowoomba and surrounding areas competed in the six-day event, showcasing the enormous talents of our community’s young people in the dramatic arts.

Three sessions were held each day which allowed large numbers of the public to visit The Glennie School and interact with the students and staff.  

Many lovely comments have been passed on in regards to the pleasant and helpful nature of the girls who, on many occasions, assisted the public with their enquiries about the location of Manning Theatre and also offered to help carry props and costumes.

Many remarks were made on the beautiful grounds and surroundings at the school. Many mentioned that the absence of bells made for a very peaceful and tranquil setting. Never prepared to miss an opportunity, Glennie’s marketing team made sure brochures and flyers offering information about The Glennie School were freely available at the venue.  

The Eisteddfod has allowed The Glennie School to present Manning Theatre to the public as a viable and acoustically sound venue. With a quick polish, the theatre looked lovely. With an audience capacity of approximately 120, the performers and audience members were very comfortable.  

In the foyer, the Performing Arts Supporters Association (PASA) kindly donated their time and offered tea, coffee and baked goodies over the course of the six days. Many patrons were thankful that a cup of coffee and a lovely smile was always available and commented  that it added to the Eisteddfod's success.  

I would like to extend a very big thank you to PASA President Mrs Sybil Beeson, the members of PASA, the Performing Arts Centre staff, the laundry and cleaning staff, the workshop, the Development Office, and all the staff and the students for their kindness and assistance in making the Eisteddfod a success.   

I would lastly like to congratulate all of The Glennie girls who participated in the Eisteddfod. It was wonderful to see so many of you on the stage.

Well done!

Miss Elms
Speech and Drama Tutor

Below is a letter of thanks from Kathie Hendon, Director, Act ‘n’ Grow School of Theatre. We should all feel proud of ourselves; this is what makes Glennie so special.

Dear Glennie principal, teachers, students and support staff

Thank you so much to the Glennie School for providing a wonderful venue for the Speech & Drama Eisteddfod last week!

As a venue, the Manning Theatre was clean, inviting and with wonderful acoustics – it was perfect for our growing number of Eisteddfod competitors to showcase their hard work. I know that the parents and students in my studio look forward to performing there again in the future.

We are all deeply appreciative of the school supporting the community in this way. We were impressed too, by the friendliness of the Glennie girls we saw around. Several girls stopped and came over to assist a grandparent on her walker who was having trouble accessing the lift. On another occasion, I was carrying an armful of props and two of your busy Senior girls offered to stop what they were doing and assist me.

The staff in your school kitchen were extremely friendly and obliging each time we needed water for the coffee machine or access to their sink for washing glasses.

A big thank you to all your school community. It will go down as one of our friendliest Eisteddfods ever.  We deeply appreciate your generosity.

Please pass on our thanks to Miss Elms and all her hard working school team who assisted to make each of the six days there a smooth run.

Regards,

Kathie Hendon
Director, Act ‘n’ Grow School of Theatre

Read more

Meet Jetsam

12 August 2016

Rehearsals are coming along nicely for the Junior Years musical, The Little Mermaid Jr. (9 and 10 September).  Each week, we will introduce you to individual cast members.

Take a look at this brief video of cast member Jetsam.

Read more

Eisteddfod

5 August 2016

Congratulations to all girls and staff involved with the Eisteddfod so far. Glennie had entries in nearly all sections across Primary, Middle and Senior years, with all individuals and groups performing well. The journey is more important than the result, so we encourage all girls who did not place in their sections to be especially proud of their achievements.

Glennie has had further involvement in the Eisteddfod with sections of the Speech and Drama competition held in our own Manning Theatre. This has been an exciting opportunity for the Toowoomba community to visit our beautiful school and we are honoured that we were able to assist.

Thank you to all the girls who have kept the noise levels down during break times so they don’t disturb the performers.

Below are the results of the Instrumental sections completed.

Read more

ORFF Challenge called off

5 August 2016

Due to a clash with the sports carnival, the annual Glennie Orff challenge has been postponed to 19 August 1:00pm.

The Orff method uses voice, glockenspiels, xylophones, acoustic instruments such as guitar and hand-held percussion in the performance of a traditional or contemporary song.  

The Orff Challenge has been held at Glennie for at least the last 20 years, where the Years 9 to 12 music classes compete for the title. With last year’s win the only one to his name in 20 years, Mr Wisley is determined to bring home the championship again this year but Mrs Gilbert is quietly confident of a win.

Good luck!

Read more

PASA Donates new Choir Stands

5 August 2016

Glennie has taken delivery of a new set of choir stands for the Performing Arts Centre. The $11,000 donation was made by the Performing Arts Supporters Association after fundraising for 12 months. The 110 girls in choirs across the Middle and Senior Years have all tried out the stands, exclaiming how comfortable they are, and how much more room they have to stand and sit.

We wish to thank PASA most sincerely for their kind donation as part of their tireless work to assist the Arts at Glennie.

Read more

Meet Prince Eric and Scuttle

5 August 2016

Rehearsals are coming along nicely for the Junior Years musical, The Little Mermaid Jr. (9 and 10 September).  Each week, we will introduce you to individual cast members.

Take a look at brief videos of cast members Prince Eric and Scuttle.

Read more

Full Colours for performing artists

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

Congratulations, girls!

Read more

Costume and props helpers needed

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
finlayj@glennie.qld.edu.au

Read more

Small Town Culture releases first episode

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.

View Episode 1 of ‘Corridors of Freedom’

 

 

Read more

Meet Sebastian and Flounder

29 July 2016

Rehearsals are coming along nicely for the Junior Years musical, The Little Mermaid Jr. (9 and 10 September).  Each week, we will introduce you to individual cast members.

Take a look at brief videos of cast members Sebastian and Flounder

 

Read more

Ballet Exams

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!

Click here to view the photo gallery

Read more