Department News

Baldragon Academy Christmas Concert

Our Christmas Concert will be held in Baldragon Academy on Wednesday 12th December at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 5th December priced £3 for adults and £1.50 for children from Mr Keir in Modern Studies or through ParentPay. We look forward to seeing you!!

Rotary Vocalist of the Year

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who won the local competition for The Rotary Club of Dundee.

Pupils from Dundee secondary schools including The High School of Dundee performed two contrasting songs at the Chaplaincy Centre at Dundee University on Friday 23rd November.  Andrew will now represent the area in the district competition on Saturday 9th March in Perth.

Remembrance Service at War Memorial, Bridgefoot

Thank you to Andrew Watson (S6) and George Carrie (S5) who performed at Strathmartine Parish Church Remembrance service to mark the centenary of the conclusion of the First World War.

Andrew recited Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et decorum est and George played The Last Post.  Very proud of our boys who were a credit to themselves and to Baldragon Academy.

Baldragon pupils attend RSNO concert

Some of our National 5 and Higher pupils attended the wonderful concert given by the RSNO at the Caird Hall on Thursday 1st November.

The programme was varied with Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.  Prior to the concert we attended the pre-concert talk which enabled us to find out a little about the music before the concert.  A great night and the 14 pupils loved it!

Music Technology pupils visit Sound Engineering Studio

As part of our Music department’s DYW (Developing the Young Workforce programme) some of our Music Technology pupils visited the sound engineering recording studio at Dundee College, Gardyne Road campus.

Our pupils saw round the studio and were able to see how the content of their course is used in the real world of work.  Pupils were also able to ask the sound engineer, Mike Brown, about a career in music and pathways into this type of work.
 

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.