Music

EXTRA   CURRICULAR  : – MUSIC

Music is very vibrant in St Ailbes and is an integral part of the fabric of our school.

Music room

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.

Chrismas X-Factor (X-Factor 2020)

 

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 :

Guitar

Ukulele

Choir

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

CAROL SINGING

MUSIC TRIPS

MUSIC AWARDS

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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

A factor

ETB – semifinal , final

Kilkenny Choral competition

Performance Ireland – RDS  Dublin  – 2020

MUSIC TRIPS:

Cork Pops Orchestra

Carol singing

Choir performing – Excel theatre