Instrumental music performance is very popular in St. Anne’s. All music students learn to play the Tin Whistle and the Ukulele in class. Students who attend lessons outside school are all encouraged to play their instruments in school at every opportunity also. Students perform at school masses, lunchtime recitals, graduation ceremonies and many other school events.
All students are encouraged to participate in musical performances, regardless of their ability. Everybody is welcome to play at their own standard. In St. Anne’s Music Department we firmly believe that ‘all God’s creatures have a place in the choir’.
Traditional Irish music is very vibrant in St. Anne’s, with many of our students involved with local Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann groups. Many students play traditional instruments for the Junior and Leaving Certificate practical exams.
Many students in St. Anne’s are also proficient classical musicians. Some students study piano outside school and sit Royal Irish Academy of Music Exams. Also, many students play string instruments and may play with the County Tipperary Ryan Youth Orchestra. Other students learn brass instruments and play with the C.J. Kickham Brass Band outside school.
All these instrumentalists are encouraged to share their wonderful talents with the school community at every possibly opportunity.