Creative Generation celebrates 10 years

cgen Gympie group sitting on stairsMore than 1800 students from 115 schools throughout Queensland have delighted audiences in this year’s awe-inspiring tenth year anniversary production of Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John Paul Langbroek today congratulated the students and 200 teachers involved in staging four performances on 18 and 19 July in Brisbane.

“The 2014 show was the culmination of eight months of rehearsals and workshops and the result of that effort and commitment was truly spectacular,” Mr Langbroek said.

“Around 8000 people enjoyed the show, which featured 2500 costumes, a 600-voice choir, a 65-piece student symphony orchestra, around 600 dancers, more than 35 featured vocalists and the student James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band.”

Mr Langbroek said the event focused on bringing schools together to celebrate excellence while building students’ self-esteem and performance skills.

“Students learn the importance of goal-setting and the value of self-discipline and perseverance, while the teachers involved have their skills extended with formal professional development accreditation they can take back to the classroom,” he said.

Congratulations to all of our local children and teacher Mrs Cherie Mason. Rainbow Beach students included instrumental: Sammy Montgomery, core choir: Elizabeth White, Tarni Palmer, Sarah Speirs, Mass Choir: Indi Carey, James Worthington, Lauren Palmer, Bailee McGrath, Rochelle Hunter, Samuel Sharman, Keely Falconer, Imogen Bruce-Moore, Jorja Duggan, Hugh Gilmore. Shervawn Wilson from Tin Can Bay State School also sang in the core choir.

Locals were blown away by the show – from superb jazz, marching band, instrumental and spectacular vocals and dances. RBSS travelled down for the Friday matinee and many families watched their children over the weekend.

If you missed it, more than a million viewers are expected to enjoy the production when it is broadcast nationally on Network Ten on 6 December 2014.

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