On Friday morning Year 8 & 9 pupils enjoyed a concert given by the Music Department. This was an opportunity to show case the talent of our pupils and to give those pupils who take peripatetic lessons the chance to perform to a large audience. The flute band performed a set of songs – It’s a long way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles and Great Escape followed by the snare drummers who showed off their stick tricks. A group of guitarists performed songs such as Seven Nation Army, We will Rock You and Castle on a Hill directed by their tutor Mr Rodney Beggs. We paid tribute to two Year 14 boys who have given much of their time and talent to the Music Department – Curtis Patrick who sang Corner in the Sky from Pippin the musical and Daniel Menabney who played Lambeg drum. Our FISCA choir (20 of our boys with 20 girls from Mercy College), who won Most Accomplished Senior Choir at the Flax Trust competition in Belfast City Hall in December performed their songs – Starry, Starry Night and Africa. Marcus McCullough played his Grade 3 flute solo ‘Whistlin’ and the African drummers brought the concert to a rousing finish.
Mrs Baird and Mrs Brown would like to thank all of the boys who participated in the concert and who have performed in past months and who continue to get involved in music- we are extremely proud of all their efforts!!