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Bands & Orchestras Pathway

In August 2016 we introduced a new structure for orchestras and bands enabling pupils and parents to see a clear pathway for progression from the very first year of learning right through to leaving school.

  • The “Kick Start Orchestra” and “Kick Start Band” provides the opportunity for Primary beginners to learn the basics of playing in an ensemble as well as making new friends.
  • After the first year of learning, Primary pupils progress to the Primary Orchestra or Primary Band.
  • From S1 pupils join the Junior Orchestra or Junior Band which is largely made up of pupils from the junior phase of secondary school.
  • In the senior phase of school, pupils may be invited to play in the Senior Orchestra or Senior Band.
  • Please click here to see a diagram of the pathway.
  • Please click  to find out which band or orchestra you are in.  You will need to scroll through the document to find each ensemble.
  • All pupils receiving music instruction in school are expected to participate in extra curricular ensembles.  Pupils who do not attend may have their lessons withdrawn.
  • All pupils receiving voice lessons in school must attend choir.  Pupils who do not attend may have their lessons withdrawn.