Family Ceilidh 2014 !!

Ceilidh 2014

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Welcome Back !!!


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East Glasgow Music School 2013-14

East Glasgow Music School 2013-14

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2013 Open Day

2013 Open Day

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Calendar 2012/2013

8th September 2012

15th September 2012

22nd September 2012 September weekend HOLIDAY
29th September 2012

6th October 2012

Normal Classes
13th October 2012

20th October 2012

October week HOLIDAY
27th October 2012 –

1st December 2012

Normal Classes
8th December 2012 Christmas Open Rehearsal
12th January 2013 –

2nd February 2013

Normal Classes
9th February 2013 February HOLIDAY
16th February 2013 –

9th March 2013

Normal Classes
10th March 2013 Glasgow Music Festival

City Halls

16th March 2013 –

23rd March 2013

Normal Classes
23rd March 2013 Family Ceilidh 7pm – 10pm

Mount Vernon Community Centre

30th March 2013 –

13th April 2013

20th April 2013

27th April 2013

Normal Classes
4th May 2013 May HOLIDAY
11th May 2013 Normal Classes
18th May 2013 Summer Concert
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Closed on Saturday 9th Feb

Please note the Music School will be CLOSED on Saturday 9th Feb.  Classes resume on Saturday 16th.  Thank you.

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Christmas Open Rehearsal 2012

Well done to everyone involved in putting together the first public performance under the new management team in December 2012 AD (after Dorothy!)

The children sounded brilliant – I can’t wait to see and hear the next instalment in May. Andrew and David have really settled in to their new roles as choirmaster and conductor. As Gillian said on Saturday, loads of people put in lots of effort way beyond the three hours for which the Music School is open on a Saturday morning. If Gillian DID manage to miss anyone out (which I don’t think is possible, given the number of name checks fitted in) please take a hearty ‘well done’ with a massive apology.

Thanks to your fantastic generosity the raffle raised over £400. I’ll let you know how full the yellow buckets were as soon as I hear.

PLEASE!!! if you have any photographs of the School concert from this year or earlier, please mail them to us using the link to the right of this page. Pictures are invaluable in brightening up our website as well as being worth their weight in gold with funders.

As I mentioned on Saturday, watch this space for news of the Glasgow Music Festival date (possibly 10th March) and our ceilidh fundraiser.

I was approached by two parents on Saturday who are prepared to approach their employer to see if they can secure us any funding. If it’s possible you too could approach your employer but are unsure of how to do so or what to tell them, please get in touch and I’ll do what I can to help.

One last thing: it was lovely to see Dorothy and Gordon Gunnee back, even if they were a lot less involved than they have been in the past. Best wishes to both of them and I know they haven’t yet gotten used to their long lie-ins on a Saturday, although they insist they will keep trying to.

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Firewalk Fundraiser?

I’m always looking for ways to raise funds for the Music School, but usually avoid sponsored events as I think it’s often parents who contribute to the sponsorship and the parents of children attending our Music School already respond magnificently when asked to contribute.

However:  Here’s something that’s a bit different.

We have been offered the possibility of hosting a firewalk in order to raise funds.  There is usually a minimum sponsorship of about £100 per participant with the first £50 being used to cover costs and the balance being donated to the charity. We would need to find a suitable venue with both an indoor and outdoor space.

We need to have a decent sized group of at least 12 people. The minimum age range for participants is 12 years old but children are only allowed if a parent or guardian is also taking part.

The firewalk is an evening event usually from around 5pm to 10pm to allow for registrations, lighting the fire, the workshop, walking the coals and tea/cake to finish. It is both a challenging and fun event that looks at breaking through limiting beliefs that hold us back in life.  There is no pressure to walk over the coals and people only do so if they want to…..the workshop in itself is described as ‘transformational regardless of whether people choose to walk the coals.’

For further information, check out Kay Capaldi’s website or Facebook pages:


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BBC Success for Andrew Nunn

Congratulations to Andrew Nunn whose choir ‘Les Sirenes’ won the 2012 BBC Choir of the Year competition.  See

BBC 'Choir of the Year' winners 'Les Sirenes' pictured with Andrew Nunn

BBC 'Choir of the Year' winners 'Les Sirenes' pictured with Andrew Nunn

In August 2012 we were delighted when Andrew took over from Gordon Gunnee as our singing coach and choir tutor.  He was already familiar to some of the children through his work with us as a woodwind tutor.

We hope he enjoys his new role and have our fingers crossed for our own singers and choirs in their own respective competitions.  No pressure Andrew….

The Choir of the Year 2012 Grand Final will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s The Choir on Sunday on 11 November at 5pm and again on BBC FOUR on 23 November at 7.30pm.

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Life Stories

Many thanks to the contributors of the life stories which have now been published as pages on our site.

At the moment we have four life stories that illustrate the value of East Glasgow Music School and the impact it can make on the children who attend.

The stories can be accessed from the menu bar, or by clicking on the links to David, Lilia Jane, Louise or Robert.

Would you like to share your story? Do you know of anyone who has a story to tell of attending East Glasgow Music Club, now or in the past? If so, please tell us. e-mail

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