On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July, more than 1500 students from more than 100 state schools across Queensland came together at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, to celebrate the eighth annual Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage.
Students ranging from Prep to Year 12 showed Queenslanders the amount of talent in state schools as they sang, danced, acted and played their hearts out.
The opening number, the Doctor Who Theme, featured a stunning laser light show and the student symphony orchestra. Symphony orchestra leader Sarah Wilesmith stepped out from the orchestra for a solo, performing an amazing rendition of Czardas that left the crowd wanting more.
A highlight of the show was mentor and Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival, James Morrison AM who performed three fabulous pieces with The James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band.
Other highlights of the 2012 show included Corinda State High School Student Chaz Salanoa performing his original song Dance With Me, Prep student Bodhi Wallen and Year One student Tyler Dymock from North Lakes State College shuffling alongside the senior dancers in Party Rock Medley and the colourful and magical Wizard of Oz segment featuring Year Four Mount Cotton State School student Alayna MacAulay with a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
It was incredible to watch the entire massed choir come onto the arena and have their chance to stand out when they performed Billy Joel's Riverof Dreams alongside Year 12 Coombabah State High School student Evange Epa and vocalist mentor and guest Luke Kennedy.
The massed cast came together in their black and gold costumes and sunglasses to close Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2012 with a medley of songs from The Blues Brothers, declaring 'everybody needs somebody to love'.
Congratulations to all the students and teachers, professional artists, school communities and parents involved. Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2012 was a resounding success and the student vocalists, dancers, actors and musicians demonstrated just how much talent exists in Queensland state schools.
Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2012 was televised nationally on Network Ten.
For photos of Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2012, visit the photo gallery or the Official Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage page on Facebook.
This page was last reviewed on 02 Sep 2014