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Every year St Brendan's College joins with sister school St Ursula's College to stage a musical extravaganza, providing students the opportunity to audition, rehearse, play and perform to the College and wider community. The event is normally held at the beginning of Term 3 and in 2017, No No Nanette was the performance of choice, with wonderful feedback from the community about the talent, sets and performances of our students.
In previous years, the combined Colleges have presented High School Musical, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance, Crazy for You, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, just to name a few! Our 2018 Musical is still under consideration.
The St Brendan's College Central Isuzu Rodeo is a significant event on the annual calendar, with the event running for its 22nd year in September 2017. While belt buckles and cowboy hats might seem out of place at the beach, St Brendan’s College strong rural history was the impetus for the event’s commencement, offering a chance for rural students to hone their bull riding skills and for regional families to make a family weekend visit for all the rodeo action. Today, it’s not only a chance for avid rodeo riders to compete in the open bull ride, team roping, saddle bronc, ladies barrel racing, ladies breakaway or steer wrestling but a chance for the Capricorn Coast and St Brendan’s community to see all the thrills and spills of rodeo right on their doorstep. In 2017, almost 3,000 people poured through the gates to see the action-packed program including schoolboy events and the full APRA-affiliated rodeo program. The event is organised primarily by the College Parents & Friends Association as their major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from the event are used to purchase equipment and support upgrades to facilities at the College.
Showcase is a colourful, exciting, humorous event unique to St Brendan's College held early in Term 4 every year. It is an event eagerly looked forward to by our SBC family, students, parents and staff alike and one where House pride comes before mates in a night of competition, laughter and talent. Students can perform individually on the night and each House performs a set piece, which is judged and placed. With the knowledge that boys are inherently competitive Showcase is the culmination of the year's achievements, with points tallied across sporting, cultural and academic pursuits and the winning House announced for the year as the finale of the night.