Department News

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.

Baldragon Primary Cluster Band

60 pupils from our feeder primaries came along to Baldragon Academy to rehearse for their performance at the Dundee Schools Arts Festival Primary Showcase event.

Under the direction of Mr Cowieson, our woodwind instructor, they performed Iced Tango.

Music pupils attend RSNO concert

Some of our pupils attended the RSNO pre-concert talk and concert on Thursday 15th March.

The programme included Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto and Strauss Ein Heldenleben.  Our pupils and staff really enjoyed hearing both pieces but were very impressed with the Strauss work. 

Brass Pupils attend RCS

Twelve of our brass pupils attended a brass day at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

They heard a wide variety of music played by students and professionals at the RCS. 

Entertaining residents of Balgowan Sheltered Housing Complex

Six of our music pupils entertained the residents of Balgowan Sheltered Housing complex on Tuesday 19th December.

 Both the pupils and residents enjoyed each others company, having a Christmas carol sing-a-long as well as a chat.  Thank you to all involved who brought some Christmas cheer to the residents.

Carol Singing for Maggie's Centre

A fantastic sum of £325.83 was raised by our pupils as a result of their carol singing at Tesco Kingsway on Friday 15th December.

Pupils sang Christmas songs and carols for one and a half hours and were delighted with the public's response.  A great effort for a great cause! Thank you to everyone involved.

Carol Singing at Ninewells Hospital

Pupils from our music department entertained some of the patients from Ninewells Hospital with Christmas carols.

The patients and staff enjoyed the festive cheer and our pupils were a credit both in their performances and conduct.

Christmas Concert

Over 100 pupils performed in our Christmas Concert which was the final concert to take place in the old building.

We were delighted that our Primary Cluster Band joined our talented Baldragon pupils in this great event.  The 300 people in the audience were entertained by our wind band, brass ensemble, saxophone quartet, string ensemble, guitar ensemble, vocal group, soul band, S1 and S2 ensemble, pipes and drums, piano trio and various soloists.  Thank you to everyone made this evening so special. Click here for photos from rehearsals on that day.