Department News

Baldragon Music pupils attend FOCHO workshop

Some of our music pupils attended a workshop organised by FOCHO (Friends of Caird Hall Organ)


They thoroughly enjoyed the session entitled Pedals, Pipes and Pizza which was led by Daniel Moult, concert organist and organ tutor.  Our pupils had great fun learning about the Caird Hall organ, playing this fantastic instrument and finishing of the evening with some pizza.  Thank you to everyone who made this such a success



DYW and Music Technology

A number of our Music Technology and Creative Industries pupils attended a workshop given by Sound Engineer - Kerr Mathieson from Audio Outsource.

Our pupils found out about the skills required to work in this field and developed their knowledge of music technology skills that they can utilise in their course work.  Thanks to Kerr and to Lynn Cunningham from DYW who came to the workshop as well.

Music Department trip to London

What a fantastic time we had in London this year!!

Our busy itinerary included two West End shows - Wicked and The Lion King, tour of Houses of Parliament, Harry Potter Experience at Warner Bros. Studio, Tower of London, guided tour of London, Hard Rock Café Museum and shopping experience on Oxford Street.  A great trip with 40 brilliant Baldragon pupils!!! 

Have a look at our gallery of photos from the trip. 

Baldragon Academy pupils perform at Flower and Food Festival

Well done to our Soul Band and Wind Band who performed at Dundee's Flower and Food Festival this year. Another great performance which was appreciated by the public.

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!!