Extra Curricular

 

Ballyclare High School has a long and rich heritage in extra-curricular music-making.  There are so many opportunities for pupils to participate in ensembles and choirs every day of every week in the school year.  These activities promote teamwork and are a super way for pupils to develop their skills of commitment, self-discipline and perseverance.  Extra-curricular music in Ballyclare High School brings us all together, nurturing excellent relationships between staff and pupils and making a massive contribution to the pastoral well-being of those who participate.

Choirs

We have 4 choirs in Ballyclare High School:

Altogether over 150 pupils sing in these choirs and obviously enjoy the experience! The annual carol services continue to be as popular as ever, with parents and friends of the school attending in large numbers.  Numerous past pupils always join in for “O Holy Night”, demonstrating the sense of community which embodies our Music Department.

The choirs also perform at the Annual Spring Concert and compete at various local musical festivals. The Chamber Choir receive many invitations to perform at special functions and concerts in the local and the wider community.

Instrumental Activities

There is also a wide range of instrumental activities for pupils to get involved with.

The various musical ensembles participate in the local music festivals, the Carol Services and the Spring Concert, demonstrating the musical talent of the school in a wide range of musical styles.  The Wind Band, String Quartet and Flute Ensemble also perform at many events in the Ballyclare area during the year.

 

Theory Class

Theory class runs every morning from 8.45am in room 238 and is open to all pupils.

 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are as follows.

Senior activities run during terms 1 and 2, while Junior activities run through all 3 terms.

 

Monday 

Theory Class  8.45 – 9am

Chamber Choir 11 – 11.20am

Boys’ Choir 11 – 11.20am

Flute Ensemble 3.40 – 4.30pm

Orchestra 3.40 – 4.30pm

 

Tuesday

Theory Class  8.45 – 9am

Chamber Choir 11.00 – 11.20am

Junior Choir 3.40 – 4.30pm

Chamber Choir 3.40-4.30pm

 

Wednesday

Theory Class  8.45 – 9am

Chamber Choir 11.00 – 11.20am

School Band 3.40 – 4.30pm

Junior Strings  3.40 – 4.30pm

 

Thursday

Theory Class  8.45 – 9am

Chamber Choir 11.00 – 11.20am

Boys’ Choir 11 – 11.20am

Senior Choir 3.40 – 4.30pm

 

Friday

Theory Class  8.45 – 9am

Chamber Choir 11.00 – 11.20am

Boys’ Choir 11.00 -11.20am

Saxophone Quartet 1.20 – 1.40pm

Guitar Club 3.40 – 4.30pm

Wind Band 3.40 – 4.45pm

 

Other Activities

Theory classes run every morning before registration to support instrumental lessons and GCSE Music.