Music

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.

Senior Choir: 

 

Meets on Tuesday after school (3.30 – 4.30pm) and is for pupils in year 11-14.  Mrs Bingham is conductor.

Junior Choir: 

 

Meets on Monday lunchtimes (1.20pm – 1.40pm) and is for pupils in Years 8-10.  Mr Fyffe is conductor.  

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.

Brass Bands

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:

  • 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.

 

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.

2013 ~ Oklahoma!

2016 ~ Our House

2018 ~ My Fair Lady

Instrumental Tutors

Brass

Mr S Crooks - Wednesday

Mrs L Edwards - Thursday

Woodwind

Mrs A Hughes - Wednesday & Thursday

Violin & Viola

Mrs M Quick - Wednesday & Thursday

Cello

Mrs N Simpson - Tuesday

Double Bass

Mr M McGinty

Guitar

Mr M McGlynn - Thursday

Voice

Mr Robertson - Tuesday

Percussion

Mr R McKee - Thursday

Piano 

Mrs R Hanson - Wednesday & Friday

Piping

Mr M Carmichael - Monday

Snare Drumming

Mr B Megoran - Monday

Diary Dates for 2019/20

Wednesday 11th September

Speech Day

Friday 20th September

Culture Night

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

Contact

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21-23 Dublin Road
Omagh,
BT78 1HF

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