'It was fun, made me cry, gave me goose bumps and it showcased the talent we have in our public schools. Thank you for giving our kids the opportunity to shine.'

Audience member

'I would never had of imagined in my wildest dreams that my son would ever be in such a show like this. He has gained so much from it. It has just been the most memorable moment of his life. This really has been an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you.'


'My daughter had the time of her life and is already talking about next year's CGEN [Creative Generation]. The show was stunning and our guests were visiting from New Zealand and were blown away with the talent on show and size of the production.'


'Well done to all involved. Everyone I spoke to on Saturday night thought the show was amazing and one of the best.'

Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Department of Education

'Thank you so much for the incredible experience you continue to give our kids and teachers. What an amazing CGEN production! Best ever, in my humble opinion! All of us out in our little school communities are so very grateful to be able to give our kids the opportunity to be part of this show.'

Teacher, Darling Downs South West region

'Thank you to the wonderful staff and chorographers who work tirelessly with the kids to produce such an amazing show. Every year my son gains so much from the process that he wouldn't experience in his day to day life and while it is challenging the positives of friendship, teamwork, success and equality are long lasting and will be remembered for years to come.'


'The staff and crew's friendly, helpful and enthusiastic attitude are why I look forward to CGEN every year- it was an absolute pleasure working with you all again.'

Choir manager, Darling Downs South West region

'The show was absolutely fantastic! I've never been to CGEN. before, so I was largely unaware of the magnitude of it. The talent was incredible. Everyone involved did an amazing job and I'm in awe of everyone - staff, students, parents.'


'I would just love to tell you how thankful I am for everyone's efforts in making CGEN come together so perfectly. I am so privileged to have been involved in this excellent opportunity!'

Student, Big band

'Thank you for having us as part of the CGEN 2016 team. Your trust, support, belief, and encouragement from day one have been incredible. Growing as choreographers and learning from these incredible children has been amazing. Thank you for letting us be part of something so special. CGEN [Creative Generation] really does change students' lives and we feel humbled to be a part of this very special event.'


'On behalf of my school I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for you hard work, organisation and commitment to ensuring Creative Generation 2016 was a success. Our students are still buzzing from the performances over the weekend and we congratulate you and your team for such a successful and fantastic show. Well done!'

Arts Head of Department, Metropolitan region

'The CGEN team have given my daughters the most wonderful and amazing experience. They just want more! We were blown away at the quality and professionalism of the whole production. Not only have they had fun, but they have grown in their dance performance, friendships, confidence, teamwork and knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes of such a big production.'


'Through the CGEN experience our daughter has developed more confidence in her ability and skills.'


'Through my internship, it was an absolute privilege to be part of the CGEN dance team. The entire experience was so rewarding and I had the most amazing time meeting and working with a group of extremely passionate people. Thanks a million!'

Queensland University of Technology intern - Dance

'All the months of running our students around from rehearsal to rehearsal, venue to venue, every weekend, and some school holidays, for five months, was certainly worth it all. What a spectacular event, with the most amazing talented students from all over Queensland. Everyone raved about the shows, and the high standard of talent, special effects and costumes.'


'I loved the show with its colour and vibrancy, a magnificent showcase of talent. It's always a pleasure to be a part of the CGEN family.'


'I think this year's show was THE BEST yet!!!! I can't stop raving about it!!! My students, parents, families, other teachers, principal and chaplain LOVED it! I am so excited for next year.'

Parent and Teacher - South East region

'What I felt most when I watched was the love and passion of the teachers, conductors, organisers and the performers. This is a real credit to all involved. The show made me cry, it was so beautiful.'


'Congratulations to all the Creative Generation team for such a spectacular show. It is such a positive and encouraging environment and my daughter had the best experience.'


'Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of CGEN. I learned so much and I can't wait to be involved in next year's production.'

Queensland University of Technology Fashion student

'The show is world class - no question about it and the team and organisation, production and lighting is just extraordinary. As someone who has worked in the entertainment and music industry for a long time - both myself and my husband were just completely blown away. Thank you Queensland Government for providing this incredible opportunity for our children.'


'This was our seventh year and we can't wait for the next one. I am deeply grateful to Creative Generation for the experience it provides our students and I was proud to be a small part of it. Bring on 2017!'

Parent and teacher coordinator, Metropolitan region

'It was a pleasure working with you all. I would love to be involved again.'

CGEN professional performer

'My family have just watched your show - congratulations to everyone involved for putting on an amazing performance.'

Audience member

Last updated 24 September 2018