Music Competition Results

Well done to all of last night’s performers! ¬†Our adjudicator, Mr Ken McLeod, has left his comments and is happy for me to pass them on to you. ¬†Come and see me if you would like your copy.

Thanks to all the contestants and Mrs Bell’s woodwind players and the S3 singers. ¬†A great night’s entertainment! ¬†The results were as follows:

Junior Section

3rd – Sophie McCann

2nd – Lucas McIntosh

1st – Eilidh Henderson

Senior Section

3rd – Hazel Gardner

2nd – Flossie Roberts

1st – Mhairi Griffin

The Huntly Express will be in to school on Monday 27 March at 11am to take photos of the winners and runners up.  I will be in touch nearer the time!

SQA Music Performing Exams

Your final practical exam will take place on Monday 6 or Tuesday 7 March. Our visiting examiner is Mr Joss.  Please check the exam timetable sqa-music-practical-schedule This is also clearly displayed in the music department.

I am expecting you to make the most of all the extra help I have offered you and encourage you to add your name to the booking sheet outside my classroom.  These individual times will give you that extra bit of attention which could make all the difference to your overall grade.  The practical exam is worth 60% of your final award.

You should come to the music department 20 minutes before your exam time and ensure you have everything you require with you!

Work hard and good luck! ūüôā


Mon 6 Feb S3 Class

Period 5

As you know, I am at a meeting today.

In preparation for our 1980s themed recital, which Mr Gaiter is going to try to come along to, I would like you to prepare a PowerPoint presentation.  This will be presented before you perform your chosen piece.  You should work together in your group, with some members doing the groundwork and research, and another pair in charge of designing and laying out the finished article.

Your presentation should be of a high quality, visually attractive and contain the following information:

  1. Your song title and the band/artist name
  2. The year it came from with images and relevant information (e.g. headlines, images, fashion of that year)
  3. Information on the artist(s) and images
  4. What happened to your band?  Where are they now?  Info and images. (This may need more than on slide depending on what you discover).
  5. Any other relevant information

Please save your work in your Docs and if you do not manage to finish today, you will get the opportunity to do so in class.  I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

New Revision Link

If you go to the Menu and select NQ Concepts you will find a fantastic new resource which a very kind music teacher has shared with all Scottish schools.  This is an amazing piece of work which must have taken him ages.  Use it at home for revision.

Burns’ Night at Balhousie

Well done to the TGS performers at Balhousie on Tuesday evening!  Our audience were treated to poetry readings by Libby Catto, Amilia Lothe and Sophie Orr, accordion playing by Craig Lawson and singing from S3 pupils РLexie Habiby, Kirsten Henderson, Leah Morrison, Anna Singer, Andrea Thomson and Tegan Welford.

Tegan, Lexie, Anna, Andrea, Libby, Amilia, Sophie, Leah and Kirsten

Tegan, Lexie, Anna, Andrea, Libby, Amilia, Sophie, Leah and Kirsten