Mission Statement

The Port Glasgow High School Music Department provides a welcoming space for all with a wide range of opportunities for young people to study, practice, and explore music.  These include individual and class instrumental and vocal lessons and various ensemble music making activities including the junior orchestra, school show, wind and jazz bands to name a few. Working closely with several partners in the local community and nationally we give public performances throughout the year across a diverse range of venues. Creativity and independence of thought are strongly encouraged and a nurturing environment has been established that respects diverse learning styles, performances and practices. We are a thriving department and are committed to achieving excellence for all.


Teaching Staff

   Julie Ballantyne

 Craig Hart

Kirstin Fraser

Music Instructors

Andrew MacPherson

David Dickson

Derek Hart

John Sutton

Elysia Wilson


In BGE S1-3 pupils choose two performing choices and develop skills in composing using various software programmes on computers. Pupils will also learn about and create projects for a variety of musical styles. There are opportunities for pupils to learn about and use DJ decks, and can join a wide variety of musical groups.

National Courses start in S4 and continue to S6.

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Student Zone

Student resources

The Faculty utilises MS Teams to provide a range of resources. This would include websites, ClickView playlists and externally provided material.

Extra Curricular Activities

Lunchtime – Theory of music.
4-5p.m. – Wind Band

Lunchtime – Accompaniment practice

Lunchtime – Singing workshops/ensembles
3-4p.m. – School Show

Lunchtime – Folk Group & Accompaniment practice
3-4p.m. – Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble
3.15-4.15p.m. – Junior Orchestra

Lunchtime – Soul Band

Upcoming Assessments

Subject resources

Homework information

Essential study skills

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