EXTRA CURRICULAR : – MUSIC
Music is very vibrant in St Ailbes and is an integral part of the fabric of our school.
A wide variety of instruments are available including a number of keyboards , drum kit , guitars, ukuleles , bodhran We are looking forward to working with Tipperary Music Generation who will be offering tuition on various instruments.
An integral part of our school calendar each year is the production of our School Musical , which is usually staged the week coming up to Halloween break.
The school musical is eagerly looked forward to by pupils and staff and is always one of the highlights of the school year .
Our Shows are a great success and show the talent of the young people in St Ailbes.
It is a whole school team effort and it nurtures a sense of school spirit , belonging and fun factor .
All are encouraged to get involved, a fantastic opportunity to make new friends , develop self confidence , discover and nurture talent – a fantastic experience .
We stage the show in our School Hall and is eagerly supported by the local community and schools .
A large cast performs each year as well as another large group involved in backstage preparations – props, painting sets, hair , make – up , front of house , fund raising , raffle sellers and box office assistants . A large number of students take part each year .
SCHOOL CHOIR and SEINN CHOIR
Singing is an integral part of school life in St Ailbes .
Students are invited to join the Seinn Choir and School Choir
The highlights for those that love to sing is :
The ‘Seinn’ Choir with soloists from our school who perform in the Cathedral in Thurles each year along with many other choirs and the School Choir which performs at local events, and Choral competitions e.g. Feis Maithiu , Kilkenny Choral Festival , Waltons Schools Competiton .
Many students will choose to sing as part of their Junior and Leaving Certificate Music Practical Exams .
COMPETITIONS and INSTRUMENTAL TUITION
Students get individual vocal coaching with the music Teacher for school events e.g.
The A factor
ETB semi -final Competition
ETB Final Competition.
Students are encouraged to take part in any competitions that are on offer
Choral Competitions :
ETB semi – final – hosted in school
ETB Finals competition -Thurles
Young Composers competition
Board Gais Energy Theatre Awards
Tipperary Peace Prom competition
The A factor competition
Waltons Music for schools competition
Inter- schools talent competition – Tipperary Town
Busking – raising money for Charity
Visits to nursing Home – Christmas , St Patrick’s day celebration
Tuition is available for students at lunchtime :
Individual vocal coaching
Students are given opportunity and encouragement to perform regularly at the OPEN MIC sessions.
VOCAL TUITION – SOLOISTS
Tipperary Peace proms
Inter schools competition
The School Musical
Music Awards afternoon
open Mic Sessions
Other events/competitions , they might be involved in
OPEN MIC SESSIONS
BUSKING – CHARITY
Music News 2019/20
School Musical – Can’t Stop The Beat
School choir Kilkenny choral competition –
Carol singing – nursing home –
Performed in the Library – Excel Theatre
Seinn Choir performed in The Cathedral in Thurles
Competitions : 2019/20
ETB – semifinal , final
Kilkenny Choral competition
Performance Ireland – RDS Dublin – 2020
Cork Pops Orchestra
Choir performing – Excel theatre