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Dundee Christmas Light Night

The String Quartet perform at the McManus Galleries

The String Quartet performed at the Christmas Light Night in McManus Galleries on Friday 15th November led by Mrs Green. The pupils played beautifully and was a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. The pupils played in the Victoria gallery which was a lovely setting. The pupils involved were Rachel Beattie, Andrew Battes, Ian Christie and Ross Starke.

Silver Award for the Percussion Ensemble

The Senior Percussion Ensemble performed in the Scottish Open Shield & Cup & Youth Championships weekend at Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 17th November, led by Mr Carlyle. The group played very well and were a credit to the school, they achieved a silver award. The pupils involved were Ian Christie, Craig Archibald, Callum Ewan, Sam Walker and Murray McArtney.

The Lion King

A Music department trip to Edinburgh
The Lion King

Pupils outside The Playhouse

47 pupils and 5 staff went to see the stage musical of The Lion King at Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday 20th November.  We went for a meal before the performance where pupils of all year groups were able to chat and relax together.  The performance was spectacular, especially the costumes.  Some pupils got a very close up view of some of the animals as they walked through the aisles right past our seats!  Here are some comments from pupils about the evening:

‘I really enjoyed going to see The Lion King Musical because the costumes, music and the way in which the animals interacted with the audience was amazing.’ 

‘I really enjoyed going to Edinburgh – it was great!  We went to Pizza Hut for dinner which I enjoyed because I got to chat with my friends.  The performance itself was unbelievable!  The costumes were great and so was the music.  I would recommend it to anyone!’

‘The Lion King was a good night out in Edinburgh and was great experience for the young and old.  The music was enjoyable and my favourite was Hakuna Matata.’

Christmas Concert 2013

Thursday 12th December at 7.30 p.m.

Come along to Menzieshill High School at 7.30 on Thursday 12th December for an evening of music and performance from our talented pupils. You can see a full-size poster here.

Christmas Concert

The 2012 school Christmas Concert took place on 11th December.
Christmas Concert

Some of the performers

The school’s Christmas Concert on Tuesday 11th December was a great success.  Pupils from all year groups showed off their musical skills with a range of groups performing.  These included the string group, a brass band, a woodwind group and even a ceilidh band as well as the S1-S3 and S4 – S6 ensembles and the choir who, as well as singing themselves, insisted on audience participation.  Hearty thanks must go to Miss O’Neill and Mrs Coull and all the music instructors who made sure our pupils performed so well.

The concert was preceded by a Christmas Market with a range of stalls selling Christmas goods, crafts and cake and candy.

You can see photographs here.