The annual Young Musician of the Year competition takes place this term. Auditions will be held after the February holiday and the Young Musician Final will take place on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm.
There are two sections: Junior competition for S1 – S3 pupils and the Senior competition for S4 – S6 pupils.
Singers, drum kit players and traditional instrument players are not eligible to participate. All orchestral instruments and pianists are invited to take part.
Auditions: All entrants will play one piece at audition stage. Junior competitors must perform at minimum level grade 2. Senior competitors must perform at minimum level grade 5.
Final: If successful at audition stage, Junior competitors will play one piece in the final. Senior competitors will prepare a programme of two contrasting pieces not exceeding 8 minutes.
What are we looking for? Successful competitors will be those who prepare well for their audition by playing with great expression and technical accuracy.
This is a reminder that there will be no rehearsal for the Primary Orchestra and Primary Band on Monday 7th January 2019. Rehearsals resume on Monday 14th January. Please note that Mrs McLean’s pupils will still have lessons 7th/8th January.
Mr Lowe is unwell and will not be in school today.
Rehearsal Schedule Monday 10th December 2018
8.45 Junior Band
9.30 String Quartets
9.55 String Orchestra / Fiddle Group
11.00 Junior Orchestra
11.30 Senior Big Band
12.00 Senior Band (percussion must be set up ready)
1.15 Flute Group
1.45 ALL CHOIRS
3.35 Rock Group
6pm GUITAR GROUP – meet Mr McGirr in the Hall
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE AT THE HALL IN GOOD TIME WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
Due to unforeseen circumstances Mrs Kerr will not be in school tomorrow. There will be no cello lessons however Kick Start Orchestra will rehearse as normal.
Please be aware that due to whole school timetable changes, there have had to be some amendments to a few Music Instruction timetables. If you are taught by Mrs Kerr, Mr Mansfield, Mr Archibald or Mr Mackay, you should look at their updated timetables. These take effect from Friday 16th November.
Ms Spears will not be in school today due to illness.
Guitarists – Mr Girr is unwell and will not be in school today.
Drum kit – Mr Mackay will teach upstairs in C8 until interval today. Periods 3-6 will be in the Learning Zone.
Miss MacIntyre will not be in school on Friday 2nd November due to illness.