August 22, 2019

Apologies for the break in news but we have been very busy in the Music Department and lost track of time to update the website.  Here is a brief summary of some of our news before summer.

We held our annual Summer Concert which as always was a great success.

Pupils...

March 7, 2019

Our first school show in several years "Popstars the 90's Musical" took place last week and we are delighted by it's huge success.  We had a small but supportive audience of around 50 on opening night but by closing night on Friday the word had spread and we had a pack...

January 25, 2019

Today was the final day of Miss Simpson's teaching placement with us.  She worked well with a large range of classes from S1 through to Higher and she helped out at some wind band rehearsals during her time with us, impressing the young people with her singing.  We hop...

January 13, 2019

This term excitement is building as our school show Popstars the 90's Musical is happening next month!!!!  The young people and staff have been busy rehearsing and it is sounding and looking great!  The band is sorted and going to be amazing as joining our Team Music p...

December 28, 2018

As always, December was a busy month for us in the Music Department with concerts, talent shows, church service performances, prelims and continuing show rehearsals (oh, and the usual music classes and lunchtime practising going on too).

We had a Christmas Transitions C...

November 21, 2018

Today some our young people from our wind band were given the fantastic opportunity to perform alongside the University Jazz Band as part of the Aberdeen Youth Jazz Celebration.  The concert took place at lunch time and was really well attended by a variety of our youn...

November 2, 2018

This afternoon our St Machar Voices choir sang at a civic event at Powis House to unveil a plaque to commemorate the local war poet Charles Hamilton Sorley who was born in Aberdeen.  St Machar Voices consists of young people from S3 to S6 and our 4 Music teachers perfo...

October 31, 2018

This afternoon some members of the UoA Jazz Orchestra came along to our wind band rehearsal to run a performance and improvisation workshop with our young people.  They learned a couple of pieces and developed their skills and confidence with improvisation and sounded...

October 29, 2018

This term we are joined by another 4th year Music student teacher from the University of Aberdeen.  Miss Elizabeth Simpson will be with us for a few weeks this term and again after Christmas and will be working with a variety of classes.  We hope she has a fantastic ex...