Well done!

Well done to everyone who took part in the “Music for Spring 2013” Concert! It was a super evening of musical entertainment – you all did really well.

Have a lovely holiday and see you all back at school in April.

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Red Band ties??

Is there anyone out there who has a spare Red Ellon Academy Band tie? We have completely run out of ties for the concert next week. Please if you have a spare Red Band tie in your cupboard, please hand it in to Mr Birse as soon as possible.

Thank you very much indeed.

PS Tickets are still available for the concert!

S4, S5 and S6 SQA Final Performing Exams

Important notice for all S4, S5 and S6 pupils doing Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Higher music.

The final SQA Music performing exams are taking place on the following dates:

Wednesday 13 March – Music with Technology : Performing – final live performance which is recorded and sent to SQA.

Thursday 14 March – Music with Performing Day 1 : final live performance assessed by visiting SQA Examiner.

Friday 15 March – Music with Performing Day 2 : final live performance assessed by visiting SQA Examiner.

A timetable will be drawn up and posted soon.

Instrumental Tuition – good news……..

SQA Fee Exemption to remain

Aberdeenshire Council has decided to retain fee exemption for pupils receiving instruction on an instrument for an SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority)course. This change will take effect from August 2013 and overrules the information provided in the current “029 IMS – Charges and Conditions.doc” handbook file and the Council’s website which are in the process of being updating. Parents will be informed in the next payment request email.

Mr R. Paton

Head of Instrumental Music Service, Aberdeenshire Council