Department News

SCO Minimalism Concert

Our National 5 pupils attended a concert at Perth Concert Hall which was given by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The concert, entitled American Minimalism, featured music by John Adams and Steve Reich and presented a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close. Pupils discovered how minimalistic music is produced and will experiment with this genre in their own compositions.

Visit to Dundee College Sound Engineering Studio

As part of our DYW Project our National and Higher Music Technology visited the Sound Engineering Studio at Dundee College, Gardyne Road Campus. Pupils met Chris Kidd, the sound engineer and discussed the life of a sound engineer. They also saw the professional recording studio in use and the sound room for the theatre. Thank you to Chris Kidd for giving our pupils this excellent opportunity to see the World of Work for a sound engineer.

Baldragon Academy at Food and Flower Festival

Baldragon Academy Music Department performed at the Food and Flower Festival. Congratulations and a big thank you to our soul band, wind band and brass ensemble who entertained the public that attended the Festival.

Associated Board Exam Success

Congratulations to the following pupils who sat their Associated Board music exams in June.

Ben Kerr - Clarinet - Grade 1 - Passed with Merit
Molly McGeoghie - Tenor Saxophone - Grade 2 - Passed with Merit

Baldragon Soul Band and Soloists perform at J in the Park

Our Soul Band and soloists performed at the morning and afternoon sessions of J in the Park event at Jessie Porter Nursery.

Many thanks to our Soul Band and soloists who entertained the children who attend the morning and afternoon sessions of Jessie Porter Nursery.  The whole day was a great success with fantastic music, great weather and a very grateful group of pupils and staff from the nursery.  Very well done Baldragon pupils.  Another brilliant performance with a great team of pupils and staff!!!

Music Department Roadshow

Baldragon Music Pupils perform at our feeder primary schools

Our annual Music Department Roadshow enabled primary 4 - 7 pupils from our feeder primaries (Ardler Primary, Craigowl Primary, Downfield Primary and Sidlaw View Primary).  

Over 500 pupils were able to hear a wide range of music performed by our talented pupils from Baldragon Academy.  It was a fantastic Roadshow and both performers and audiences really loved this transition project.

Well done to everyone involved!! Click here to see photos from the day.

Music department raise £810 from concert

Congratulations to all our talented pupils who performed in our Summer Concert on Monday 19th June. A fantastic total of £810 was raised with the proceeds being donated to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Peddie Street, Dundee.

Congratulations to all our talented pupils who performed in our Summer Concert on Monday 19th June.  A fantastic total of £810 was raised with the proceeds being donated to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Peddie Street, Dundee.

Pupils from Baldragon Academy performed a wide range of music from Renaissance Pavans to Ed Sheeran.  Perfomances from our soul band, wind band, brass ensemble, string ensemble, saxophone quintet, pipes and drums, vocal ensemble, guitar ensemble, soloists, piano duets and trios entertained the packed audience.

Many thanks to our primary cluster band who joined us for the evening and included pupils from all of our feeder primaries.  

All of the pupils involved in the concert were a credit to themselves and to their individual schools.

Summer Concert

Our Summer Concert will take place in the assembly hall on Monday 19th June at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy hearing our talented pupils.

S1 SKILL BASED MUSIC HOMEWORK


Congratulations to the following pupils who won the class prize for their Skill Based Research Homework: Click on the image to find out who...

 

 

Instrumentalist and Vocalist of the Year Citywide Competitions

Well done to Jazmine McKinlay (saxophone) and Heather Brand (voice) who represented Baldragon Academy in this year's citywide competitions.  Both pupils were a credit to themselves and to the school.