Music News

Visiting Merchiston International School

16 November, 2018

MusicSchool Trip

The Close Harmony Group tour departed the sunny skies of Edinburgh on Wednesday 10 October and, 14 hours later, stumbled into Hong Kong to grey skies and drizzle. Spirits were [...]

CCF Piping and Drumming Competition

14 June, 2018

MusicOutdoor Education

Nineteen Senior Pipe Band members enjoyed a glorious day of sunshine at Dollar Academy for the Annual CCF Piping and Drumming Competition. Selected pipers and drummers took part in the [...]

Summer Pipe Band Concert

9 May, 2018

MusicSchool Event

The annual Summer Pipe Band Concert took place on Tuesday 8 May in the Memorial Hall. The sizeable audience of parents and boys was treated to a concert which showcased [...]

Beating Retreat Ceremony

27 April, 2018

MusicOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

On Wednesday 23 May, the Combined Cadet Force is returning to the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle for the Beating Retreat ceremony. Twelve Scottish schools, which form the Massed Pipes and [...]

100 pipers and drummers – Remembrance 2018

21 March, 2018

Chalmers EastMusicSchool Event

James, in Shell wrote to the Headmaster after the 2014 Remembrance Service (when he was in Pringle) with a wonderful idea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of [...]

A Busy Band Spell

21 March, 2018


Recently, our Pipers and Drummers have had a very busy spell. We held our internal solo competition on Tuesday 27 February and the main Prizewinners were Ben (March) Angus (Strathspey and [...]

Ogilvie Bowl Competition

20 March, 2018

Middle yearsMusicRogersonSixth Form

On Monday 19 March, the School held its first music competition exclusively for contemporary musicians – the Ogilvie Bowl, the trophy for which was kindly donated by Christine and Hamish [...]

Forbes Bowl and McLeod Cup competitions

20 March, 2018

Chalmers EastMiddle yearsMusicSixth Form

Tuesday 13 March saw the School’s annual Forbes Bowl and McLeod Cup competitions take place. It was the culmination of the hard work put in by the School’s musicians this [...]

Trip to Royal Scottish National Orchestra

19 March, 2018

MusicSchool Trip

Last Friday evening, a group of 22 boys went to hear the Royal Scottish National Orchestra playing in a concert of classical music at the Usher Hall.  This was a [...]

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