|FRIDAY||Traditional Group||Break & Lunchtime|
The band rehearses each Monday after school and performs at Christmas time in Holywood town centre and also at the Spring Concert in the Ulster Hall. Pupils in Years 8-14 are welcome to attend. Last year their highlight was performing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue featuring the Ulster Hall Mulholland Organ.
Junior choir is made up of pupils in Years 8-10 and has around 130 pupils attending on a weekly basis. Their performances include carol singing at Bloomfields shopping centre and the annual Spring Concert in the Ulster Hall. Their repertoire includes Traditional African and Indian pieces as well as popular and rock songs.
This is a group of around 20 pupils in Years 9 & 10 who successfully auditioned to be part of this small choral group. Last year they performed La Cucaracha and The Water of Tyne.
The training choir is made up of pupils in Years 11-14 and meets weekly at lunchtime and is currently rehearsing for Christmas.
This lively swing group play a variety of gigs including the Stormont Hotel and the Black Box Studio in Belfast. Their extensive repertoire includes well known film themes, big band sounds and contemporary Jazz.
The school brass group rehearse each week at breaktime and is open to pupils in Years 8-14. Last year their performances included the school carol service, prize day and the Spring Concert in the Ulster Hall. They have a varied repertoire of well known popular melodies and last year performed an arrangement of the Beatles Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.
This is a senior choir for pupils in Years 11-14 who perform a variety of music for SSA and also SATB. Along with the annual school musical events Sullivan Singers enjoy performing in the wider community including a joint performance with the choir of Holywood Parish. This year they are performing Karl Jenkins’ sacred setting Stabat Mater.
This Irish traditional group has been a popular group in the school for many years. They have recently incorporated Traditional Irish dancers into their performances and performed the lively King of the Fairies in the Ulster Hall. This year the pupils were given the exciting opportunity to travel to Washington to perform at the St. Patrick day celebrations.
The school orchestra is open to pupils in Years 8-14 and meets after school each week on a Thursday. It has around 80 members and performs a mixture of classical, film and popular music. Last year they performed Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite by Bizet and Highlights from Wicked in the Spring Concert.
There are a number of smaller musical ensembles which meet on a weekly basis. These include string quartets, trios, rock groups and vocal ensembles.
Pupils have the opportunity to attend theory classes at break or lunchtime throughout the week. There are currently three levels to choose from, beginner, intermediate and grades 4/5.