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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine
Open Morning 17th December 10am-11am All prospective P.1 parents are very welcome. Come along to see our school in action, view our resources, listen to our school choir and orchestra and have a cup of tea and a mince pie! Alternatively please contact the school office to make an appointment to see round.
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School Orchestra

The school is very proud of its orchestra comprising a range of stringed, woodwind and percussion instruments.  Orchestra provides pupils with a wonderful opportunity to make music together and to work effectively as a team.

 

Music in the Curriculum

 

Every class receives a timetabled music lesson once a week from our specialist Music teachers.  This includes solo recorder and recorder ensemble tuition.

These lessons follow NI Curriculum requirements.

 

Instrumental Tuition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our children are given the opportunity to develop their musical skills and learn the following instruments:

 

  • Violin with Mrs McBride 
  • Woodwind (Flute and Clarinet) with Dr Langton 
  • Brass (Trumpet/ Saxophone)with Dr Langton 
  • Percussion with Mr Whiteside 
  • Piano with Ms Doak 
  • Voice (Singing and Musical Theatre) with Mrs Sweeney 

All pupils have the opportunity at any point to take up lessons with any of our specialised tutors. 

Many children achieve recognised grades from 1-5, perform at Coleraine Musical Festival and are part of our School Orchestra.

 

School Performances

Christmas Around the World

Every year the children in both Key Stages are given the opportunity to be part of a performance for our school community. Other opportunities are provided in Class Assemblies and Celebration Days at the end of the school year.

 

Junior School Choir

 
 

The enjoyment of singing begins in our school from an early age with the opportunities to perform as part of the Infant and Junior Choirs.  The Junior Choir enjoy singing together and performing at community events and local festival competitions.

Junior Choir:

P1-P3 choir -The Houston Trophy for winning Class 7 (Infant Choirs) 

The Coleraine Rotary Club Challenge Cup for the best performance in Junior School Choir Classes 1-10 and 71-74

P1-P4 choir - The Challenge Shield for winning Class 71 ( Children's Choir Open) 

 

Senior Choir

 
 
 
 

Our senior School Choir is a passionate team who love to sing at school events, festivals and in the community. They rehearse every Wednesday with conductor Mrs Allen and accompaniest Miss Cubitt. A versatile, well trained group, they are renowned for their harmonious singing and enthusiasm. This year, they were selected to sing with the BBC Children in Need Choir on 16th November.  On 2nd December our Choir also performed at Saint Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast for the Prison Service Benevolent Fund Carol Service.  It was such an honour to sing at both of these highly publicised events. 

Festival Results for 2018

Senior Choir:

Coleraine:

  • Class 4 - 1st
  • Class 10c - 1st
  • Class 94a - 1st
  • The D.H. Anderson Cup for the highest mark in classes 1-14b.

SEESAW

The members of the Senior Choir enjoy keeping up to date with new pieces and future events on our Choir Seesaw page. It promotes a sense of teamwork and builds self-esteem.  

http://web.seesaw.me/

 

Music News

11th Dec 2018
On Friday 16th November our School performed alongside five other school choirs from...
 
 
 
25th Jan 2017
A massive well done to Ellie Hutchinson and Katie Dempsey on receiving a high distinction...