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ABRSM & Trinity College London exams

From Wednesday 18th March, all ABRSM and Trinity College London music grade exams due to take place will be postponed.  Further information will be available in due course.

Young Musician of the Year 2020 Finalists

Thank you to all pupils who entered the Young Musician of the Year competition.  As always the standard was very high.  The following pupils were successful at the audition stage and will compete in the final on Tu​esday 10th March at 7pm:

Junior competition – Alistair Hillis,  Ellen Phillips,  Martha Johnson,  Sophie Bellmont,  Emily Aitken,  Mark Gilbert,  Angus Happell,  Lucie McBean,  Evelyn Kelly,  Robert Phillips,  Eleanor Carrie,  Cherry Campbell

Senior competition – Euan Aitken,  Nuria Mora Hurtado,  Fraser Siu,  Tom Rae,  Eilidh Leitch,  Dan Wyper

Junior finalists should prepare one piece.

Senior finalists should prepare a programme of music not exceeding 10 minutes.

All competitors should report to the Staff Room at 6:30pm.

Please invite your family and friends along to support.  Free entry!

Mr Langford’s Primary Band

There will be no rehearsal after school on Monday 24th February as SQA Music practical exams will be taking place until 4pm.

Young Musician Auditions

​Auditions for the YMOTY competition will take place between Monday 17th and Friday 21st February.  Please sign up for an audition time using the sign-up sheet outside Mr Langford’s room.  If you are one of Mr Langford’s pupils, you do not need to sign up.  Your audition will take place on Wednesday 19th February and you will be allocated a time during periods 3 or 4.

Young Musician of the Year 2020

The annual Young Musician of the Year competition takes place in the new year.  Auditions will be held after the February holiday and the Young Musician Final will take place on the evening of Tuesday 10th March 2020 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 complete 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 contrasting music not exceeding 10 minutes.

What are we looking for?  Successful competitors will be those who prepare well for their audition allowing them to give a technically assured performance which also displays considerable musical sensitivity.

To apply, please see Mr Langford before the end of January.  Auditions will be held after the February holiday weekend.

Primary Ensembles

Following on from last night’s fantastic primary concert, there will be no further rehearsals until January.

Kick Start Band will meet on Tuesday 7th January.

Kick Start Orchestra will meet on Friday 10th January.

Primary Band and Primary Orchestra will meet on Monday 13th January.

Mr Langford’s Big Band

Upcoming rehearsals:

Wednesday 4th December:  8:15 – 8:50am

Friday 6th December:  Periods 3 & 4 in the Assembly Hall

Monday 9th December:  12:30 – 12:55pm

Missing flute

If anyone has come across a flute which doesn’t belong to them, please contact Mr Langford.  The missing flute is made by Trevor James and has the pupil’s name on it.  It went missing on Monday 11th November.  Thanks

Update:  The flute was located and returned to its owner on 25th November.