The music department at Bellshill Academy is a thriving and successful one with good SQA results and a busy extra curricular program. As well as three classroom staff there are five instrumental staff who provide specialist tuition for individual /small groups of pupils.
The instrumental instruction offered is:
Guitar/Bass Guitar – Mr Young (Tuesday)
Woodwind – Mrs Murray (Thursday)
Brass – Mrs Patterson (Wednesday)
Bagpipes – Mr Cowan (Wednesday)
Percussion – Mr Ion (Wednesday & Thursday)
The aim of the department is to give every pupil the opportunity to develop their musical skills to the best of their abilities. In order to meet the needs and interests of our pupils the extra-curricular program varies from session to session. This session extra-curricular activities include:
- Vocal Group
- S1 Guitar club
- Wind Band
as well as a Musical planned for June 2015.
The department also organises a Christmas Concert and provides music for other events e.g. Services, Awards Ceremonies etc
In addition pupils are regularly involved in providing music in the local community.
The department has an open door policy to encourage pupils to practise. Pupils are welcome to come to the department at intervals and lunchtimes.