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 page!
Why not join us at one of music concerts and see the talented pupils of Omagh Academy in action.
Meets on Tuesday after school (3.30 – 4.30pm) and is for pupils in year 11-14. Mrs Bingham is conductor.
Meets on Monday lunchtimes (1.20pm – 1.40pm) and is for pupils in Years 8-10. Mr Fyffe is conductor.
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.
Brass Band meets on Thursday after school, 3.30-4.45pm and is conducted by Mr Crooks. All pupils receiving brass tuition in school are expected to attend.
Other ensembles who meet prior to concerts are:
African Drumming Ensemble
‘The Lads’ vocal ensemble
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.
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.
2013 ~ Oklahoma!
2016 ~ Our House
2018 ~ My Fair Lady
Mr S Crooks - Wednesday
Mrs L Edwards - Thursday
Mrs A Hughes - Wednesday & Thursday
Violin & Viola
Mrs M Quick - Wednesday & Thursday
Mrs N Simpson - Tuesday
Mr M McGinty
Mr M McGlynn - Thursday
Mr Robertson - Tuesday
Mr R McKee - Thursday
Mrs R Hanson - Wednesday & Friday
Mr M Carmichael - Monday
Mr B Megoran - Monday
Diary Dates for 2019/20
Wednesday 11th September
Friday 20th September
Thursday 12th December
Brass Band perform at Strule Arts Centre
Thursday 17th December
Public Carol Service - St Columba's Church, 7.30pm
Friday 20th December
School Carol Service - St. Columba's Church, 11am
31st Jan - 1st Feb, 2020
Senior Musicians trip to London
7th - 9th February, 2020
Omagh Jazz and Blues Festival
Thursday 5th March, 2020
Spring Concert, Strule Arts Centre Omagh - with performances at 2pm and 8pm