Department News

Enterprise Music Scotland Project

S2 pupils were given a short concert on Tuesday 3rd September by two professional musicians (violin and cello).

The project was funded by Enterprise Music Scotland and enabled the pupils to hear music relating to wild plants.  Twelve of our S2 pupils were then taken to Ninewells Community Garden where they developed their composition skills with the musicians using plants that were in the community garden at Ninewells Hospital as their stimulus.  Our pupils really enjoyed this experience.  Thank you to all involved.

 

         

 

Trinity College External Exams

Good luck to our eleven pupils (brass and woodwind) who sit their Grade 2 - 5 exams on Thursday 27th June.

You have all worked so hard and deserve to do well. 

Piping in at Downfield Primary Prize giving

Thank you to Arran Smith from Baldragon Academy.

He piped all the Downfield Primary from their school to Downfield Mains Church for their prize giving celebrations.

Open Session at Soul Jazz Collective

Well done to Mollie McGeoghie and Alex Smith who attend the Soul Jazz Collective which takes place each Saturday morning.

Really enjoyed listening to the musicians and your improvised solos

Music Department Roadshow

What a fantastic day we had on our roadshow!! We performed to all four of the primary schools in our cluster playing a wide variety of music from The Greatest Showman to the theme from Rocky.

A pleasure to travel round the area and let the primary pupils see what is on offer at Baldragon Academy Music Department.  Thank you to all involved!

Soul Band performs at J in the Park

Thank you to our Soul Band who performed at the Jessie Porter Nursery J in the Park Festival.

The nursery pupils loved seeing and hearing the live entertainment provided by our talented pupils. The sun shone, the ice cream van arrived and the performances were great. Couldn't get much better!!

Workshop led by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

On Monday 17th June eleven of our pupils had a great day at Blairgowrie High School when they took part in a music workshop led by fourth year students from the RCS.

This event enabled some of our musicians to learn new repertoire, perform with pupils from other schools and find out about life as a student at the RCS.

Silver Leng Medal Winner

Congratulations to Lexi Jones (S1) who won this year’s Silver Leng Medal Competition.

All eight competitors performed very well and were a credit to themselves and to the school.
 

Dundee Schools Arts Festival

Over 140 of our music pupils attended the Dundee Schools Arts Festival during week beginning 18th March.

Pupils took part in a variety of workshops including Ukulule, Vocal, Music Theatre, Jazz Piano, Brass, Guitar, Traditional Music, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings and 40 of our S1 pupils attended the wonderful IMS Live concert given by our music instructors. We are so lucky in Dundee to have such a strong and enthusiastic Instrumental Music Service.  Our pupils LOVED IT!!!

Baldragon Soul Band Performance

Well done to our Soul Band who took part in the Rock Stage event in the Dundee Schools Arts Festival.

Another high standard of performance appreciated by the Dundee public in City Square.