Department News

42 pupils attend IMS Live concert

42 our S1 pupils had a great time at the Instrumental Music Service concert at the Caird Hall on Wednesday 3rd October.

The concert was given by all of the instrumental instructors from the city and what a fantastic hour they gave us. Pupils were introduced to the instruments of the orchestra in a fun and exciting. Thank you to everyone involved. When is the next one????

Here are some of the comments from the pupils about the event:

 

“I thought the performance was AMAZING in so many ways. My favourite out of all the instruments was the electric guitar.”

 

“It was so cool!!! I am so glad we got to go.  It was WICKED!!!!!”

 

“I think this experience was really FUN!!!  Thank you for having me.  My favourite part was when we sang YMCA.”

 

“The highlight of the trip was seeing how good people are at playing instruments and having FUN!!!!”

 

“I loved learning what each instrument did and how the drum kit was formed.  The choice of songs were really effective.  Thanks for having me at your orchestra!”

Solicitor's visit to Music Department

No, we're not in trouble with the law!!! Read more to find out why a solicitor came to our music department.

Our Music Technology pupils had a great visit from solicitor, Katy Williams at Thorntons Property who spoke to the class about Intellectual Property in Music.

We had a fun afternoon discussing copyright in music and researching real case studies.

Thanks to Katy for giving up her time to visit us.

Baldragon Academy Christmas Concert

Our Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 7.30pm in the atrium area. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time. Look forward to seeing you.

Wind Band perform at Dundee Flower and Food Festival

Thank you to our Wind Band directed by Mr Dowall who performed at this year's Flower and Food Festival.

Their programme suited all tastes of music ranging from the Theme from Rocky to Highland Cathedral which was performed with the bagpipes under the direction of Mr Potter.  Well done to everyone involved.

Opera Bohemia – Vocal Workshop

Some of our singers attended a vocal workshop which was held in St Paul’s Academy on 27th June run by Opera Bohemia.

The workshop introduced pupils to the world of opera in a fun and exciting way while tying in with the curriculum.  

Baldragon Academy Summer Concert

Thank you to all pupils and staff who helped make our first summer concert in our new building such a great success. 

All of our pupils excelled themselves and once again they were a real credit to themselves and to the school.  Thank you for all your hard work over the session.

To get a flavour of the night click here to see a short video.

Success at Trinity College Exams

Trinity College Music Exams The following sat their Trinity College Music Exams and passed with flying colours. 

Congratulations to the following pupils:


Jessica Wotherspoon Clarinet Grade 1 Passed with Merit

Paul Robertson Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Holly Flynn Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Ben Kerr Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Reece Fleming Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Distinction
Molly McGeoghie Saxophone Grade 3 Passed with Distinction

Sarah Fairweather Euphonium Grade 3 Passed with Distinction

Natasha Borsch Trombone Grade 5 Passed with Distinction

Silver Leng Medal Winner

Congratulations to Neave MacFarlane who won this year’s Silver Leng Medal Competition.

All of the competitors sang very well and were a credit to themselves and to our school.

Double Whammy for Baldragon Academy at Vocalist of the Year Competitions

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who won the Male Vocalist of the Year and to TJ Douglas Welsh who won Female Vocalist of the Year at this year's Dundee Schools competition which took place on Thursday 29th March.

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who won the Male Vocalist of the Year and to TJ Douglas Welsh who won Female Vocalist of the Year at this year's Dundee Schools competition which took place on Thursday 29th March. This was open to all of the secondary schools in Dundee and both Andrew and TJ were a credit to our school.

The adjudicator was Marjory Watson, a lecturer in singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the Musical Theatre courses. 

Well done to our talented pupils!!

Dundee Schools Arts Festival

80 pupils represented our school in this year's Dundee Schools Arts Festival.

The format was different this year with competitions being replaced by workshops for all instruments and voices.  Over and above this our Brass Ensemble, Wind Band and String Ensemble performed at the Secondary Showcase and our Soul Band performed on the Rock Stage in City Square.  Thank you to all our pupils and staff who took part.