Category Archives: Expressive Arts

Battle of the bands

Our congratulations go to Taylor Petrie (S5) on winning the “Best Vocalist” award at last night’s “Battle of the Bands” competition.  On only her second public performance, Taylor put in a fantastic performance to win the award.

Despite the absence of their lead guitarist, Vertigo played an abridged but accomplished set.  Hopefully, with a full line up, the band will go on to defend the title they won in Dunfermline last year.

Well done to everyone who took part and ‘thank you’ to Auchmuty High School for hosting the event.

David Beckett
PTC Expressive Arts

School show

Following Bell Baxter’s massive 2017 success with “Billy Elliot the musical”, we are now going to make a start on our new production, “Darien: The Commonplace Book of Murdo MacFarlane”.

The auditions for this production will be open to all pupils, S1 through to S6, and staff.  Anyone interested in finding out more about this amazing production should contact Mr Robb (Room 206)or Mr McNicol (Room 208).

Auditions will be held during the week beginning 27th August.

Graded music exam success

Congratulations to the following pupils on achieving passes, with Merit and Distinction, in the recent Graded Music exams:

Catriona Guthrie – Grade 3 Trombone (Distinction)
Joel Smurthwaite – Grade 4 Trombone (Distinction)
Adam Haacker – Grade 6 Trombone (Distinction)
Isla Evans – Grade 6 Trombone (Merit)
Lana Bain – Grade 5 Violin (Distinction)
Joseph Campbell-Rodger – Grade 2 Viola (Merit)

Illustration into moving image

As part of an S2 enrichment, “Illustration into moving image”, Isabel Jones has created a short animation called “Bird’s view” capturing a bird’s-eye view from the sky.

Isabel has spent the last few months putting together all of her illustrations and filming the animation: see the finished film.  The sequence uploaded to the website is the end result of a year’s work; clearly showing how meticulous and intricate the project was to bring to life.

Isabel’s inspiration?  The beautiful sky.

Well done!

Bird’s view (.mov)