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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine

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.


BBC Children in Need


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:


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


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.


Music News

17th May 2024
We have had a fantastic time at our 'Magic Music' club over the past month. In week...
29th Apr 2024
Congratulations to our P5 pupil who received a distinction in Grade 1 violin! Huge...
22nd Mar 2024
Today our amazing Senior Choir performed their festival pieces for our wonderful...