In November a group of pupils in S3-S6 took a trip to the opera. The group went to the Festival Theatre to see Scottish Opera’s production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’. The trip was a real success and pupils were pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable they found the performance.
On Wednesday 23rd January the Rotary Club of Tranent held their annual Young Musician Competition at Ross High School. Instrumentalists and vocalists from S1-S6 took part in the competition and Mr Holden, PT of Expressive Arts, paid tribute to their confident performances.
The competition was judged by Mr C Bishop, PT of Expressive Arts at Preston Lodge High School. There were many excellent performances so he had a difficult job to choose a runner up and winner in each category. The final results were:
Young Vocalist of the Year
Winner – Laura Findlay, S6
Runner up – Caitlin Vanbeck, S4
Young Instrumentalist of the Year
Winner – Mhairi Paterson, S5
Runner Up – Eleanor Forsyth, S2
In December the department held a very successful Christmas Concert. Groups involving pupils from S1-6 played a variety of music. It is such a good opportunity for the pupils to gain performance experience and it was great to see so many parents and carers in the audience to support them.
The concert included the first performance of the Ross High School Staff and Senior choir.
In November a group of well known jazz musicians visited Ross High to give a workshop for pupils in S3-S6. This was a great oppotunity for the pupils to the concepts they were learning in a live performance.