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Extra-Curricular music is thriving in Omagh Academy and we contribute to all public events in the School as well as participating in community events.      

It’s hard work but also a lot of fun!

We have a vast range of musical opportunities available for our students.

Read about them below or keep up-to-date on our Facebook & Instagram pages!

Why not join us at one of music concerts and see the talented pupils of Omagh Academy in action.

Extra-Curricular Music


Junior Choir 

Meets weekly on Tuesday lunchtimes (1.20pm) and is for pupils in Years 8-10.  Mr Fyffe is conductor. The Junior Choir performs at our Christmas and Spring events.


Senior Choir 

Meets weekly on Tuesday after school (3.30 – 4.30pm) and is for pupils in Years 11-14.  Mrs Bingham is conductor. ​ Senior Choir performs at several events throughout the year including, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Spring Concert.

Brass Band

Brass Band meets every week on Thursday after school, 3.30-4.45pm and is conducted by Mrs Bingham.  All pupils receiving brass tuition in school are expected to attend. Brass Band perform at our events at Christmas and Spring. They also perform at concerts arranged by Strabane Brass Band and for many years took competed in the Brass Band League contests held in Strabane.


Academy Orchestra


The Orchestra is open to all pupils who receive instrumental tuition within school and it meets on Monday after school: 3.30pm – 4.30pm.  The Orchestra performs at the Spring Concert. We have been known to have extra-long rehearsals with pizza delivered to keep us all in good form!!

Other ensembles which meet prior to concerts are:

  • String Orchestra​​​​​

  • Woodwind Ensembles

  • Bluegrass Group

  • Rock Group

  • Samba Band

  • Percussion Ensemble

  • African Drumming Ensemble

  • ‘The Lads’ vocal ensemble


Spring Concert

The Spring Concert is the showcase event for the Music Department!  Taking place in March each year, over 200 pupils from Years 8 – 14 have the opportunity to display their talents in instrumental and vocal music.  An exceptional night; in fact, a much-anticipated event in the Arts calendar within Omagh and the surrounding community.  Tickets are available from the Box Office at the Strule Arts Centre.


** Date for 2024 = Thursday 7th March ‘Spring Serenade’ with performances at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale now!!!


School Musicals

The Music Department plays a pivotal role in the production of school musicals.  These performances have taken place in the Strule Arts Centre and play to packed houses. Check out the images in the school Prospectus, website and Facebook pages to relive these wonderful productions.

2013 ~ Oklahoma!

2016 ~ Our House

2018 ~ My Fair Lady

2023 ~ You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Music Trips

We enjoy going to concerts at the Strule Arts Centre, going to Belfast to see the Ulster Orchestra perform or watching shows at the Grand Opera House.


Recently, we’ve been to the Strule Arts Centre for:

  • Sister Act

  • Omagh Showbands Festival

  • A Christmas Carol


Ulster Orchestra Concerts in the Ulster Hall, Belfast.

Workshops and concerts with the royal Marines Band Service, Scotland Band


In January 2020 the GCSE and A-Level Music classes travelled to London for a 3-day trip. During their action-packed itinerary they squeezed in … a tour of the Royal Albert Hall, a tour of UK Parliament, took part in a choreography workshop in the West End, watched an evening performance of the West End musical ‘Matilda’, took part in a Balinese Gamelan workshop organised by the London Symphony Orchestra, shopping, coffee, meals and lots of fun!


And STOP PRESS!!! – We’re going back to London in January 2024!


Instrumental Tutors


Mr S Crooks - Wednesday
Mrs L Edwards - Thursday

Mrs A Hughes - Monday

Violin & Viola
Mrs M Quick - Tuesday & Wednesday

Mr V Yelamo - Monday

Mr M McGlinn – Thursday

Mrs R Hanson – Thursday

Mr M Carmichael – Monday

Snare Drumming
Mr B Megoran – Tuesday

Ms Caldwell – Friday


**More information is available on Extra-Curricular Page and through the Music Department Facebook page**

Diary Dates for 2023/24

15th October 2023

Service of Thanksgiving for 120 years of Omagh Academy

St. Columba’s Church


24-26th October 2023

MUSICAL: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

7.30pm, Strule Arts Centre


Tuesday 12th December 2023

Celebrate Christmas! – a musical reflection for the Christmas season.

St Columba’s Church, Omagh - 7.30pm

Charity Collection in support of Care for Cancer, Omagh


Friday 15th December 2023

Brass Band perform at Strule Arts Centre – as guests of Strabane Brass Band.

Tickets available from the Box Office/Website of Strule Arts Centre.

Thursday 7th March 2024

Spring Serenade - Spring Concert

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh with performances at 2pm and 7.30pm

Tickets available from the Box Office/Website of Strule Arts Centre.


What other events will we squeeze in during 2023-24?


Make sure you follow our Facebook & Instagram pages to find out more!

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