We have a wealth of talented pupils within the Music department who are encouraged to participate in many different performance opportunities across a wide range of musical genres. There are plenty of extra-curricular opportunities on offer for pupils to get involved with such as Wind Band, Choir, Keyboard Club, Guitar Club, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble. Some of the senior pupils help to run the clubs in their spare time.
Over the past few years we have had numerous success stories both within the department and beyond. As well as our successful Christmas Concert and Prizegiving performances pupils have been involved in charity work, singing carols at a local Residential Home and raising funds for Kronendal Music Academy in South Africa as part of a joint Rock Concert with other schools across the region.
Outside of school pupils are involved in Whitburn Youth Band, National Youth Choir of Scotland, National Burns Federation of Scotland, Scottish Power Pipe Band and Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band. With these groups pupils they have achieved the following successes, performing as far afield as Perth, Switzerland and Russia:
- Scottish Champions in the Novice Section of the Scottish Youth Championship 2013
- Whitburn Youth Band
- World U16 Snare Drum Champion 2013
- Scottish Power Pipe Band
- British & Scottish Champions, 2nd Place European Championships, 4th Place World Championships (Novice/Juvenile Section)
- Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band
- Performances on Songs of Praise with National Boys Choir
- National Youth Choir of Scotland
- Solo Performances at “Days of Scotland” event
- National Burns Federation
- Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent