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Rhythm Exercises

Here is a useful exercise for practising rhythm:

RHYTHM EXERCISE

Please see Mr Langford if you think you can clap all ten levels perfectly…. there may be a prize if you can!

Trinity College Exams

Trinity College exams will take place on the following days:

Monday 18th March – Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church – Ms Spears’s pupils.

Tuesday 19th March – Unitarian Church Centre – Mrs McLean’s, Mrs Kerr’s & Mr Cowling’s pupils.

Wednesday 20th March – Unitarian Church Centre – Mrs Douglas’s pupils.

Wednesday 27th March – Craigholme School – Mr Mackay’s pupils.

Your Music Instructor will give you the exact start time of your exam.  Please remember to let your tutor teacher know that you will be out of school for your exam.

Young Musician of the Year 2019

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 12th March at 7:15pm:

Junior competition – Anna Hazard, Sean Graham, Angus Happell, Evelyn Kelly, Jason MacNiven, Robert Phillips, Sarah Ross, Rebecca MacAulay, Euan Aitken, Tony Anderson, Jamie Morrison, Cameron Ross

Senior competition – Amber Hildrey, Chloe Ward, Tom Rae, Dan Wyper, Tom Keeley, Calum Mackinnon

Junior finalists should prepare one piece.

Senior finalists should prepare two pieces not exceeding 10 minutes.

All competitors should arrive at 6:45pm.

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

Primary Band

This is a reminder that there will be no Primary Band rehearsal on Monday 25th February due to SQA practical exams.

Next rehearsal: March 4th

Cello lessons – February 15th

Mrs Kerr is unwell and will not be in school today.  An additional lesson will be made up for pupils sitting exams this term.

Young Musician of the Year 2019

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 7:15pm.

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 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.

Monday 7th January 2019

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.

Changes to rehearsal times

  • From January 2019 the Kick Start Band will meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1pm in the Learning Zone.  The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 15th January..
  • The Junior Band will meet on Fridays from 3:35 – 4:30pm in C9.
  • All other ensembles including Kick Start Orchestra remain unchanged.