Ensembles and Orchestra

Instrumental Ensembles

Opportunities for ensemble playing are offered to students.  Provision of these ensembles depends on the availability of players. Generally the school operates a percussion ensemble, two samba clubs, two guitar ensembles, an orchestra and chamber group for strings. These groups perform in competitions and in school concerts and events. Details are available in our end of year Music Newsletter and rehearsal details will be published at the start of each term on this website.


The school orchestra presents an opportunity to students of the school who play an instrument and who can read music to perform together. Combining acoustic and semi-acoustic instruments in classical arrangements, popular songs, jazz standards and film music are the main basis of repertoire. The orchestra meets before school most Thursdays and also during school from time-to-time.

Our orchestra, recent winners of the Post Primary Schools RTE/Lyric FM Orchestra Competition for the Dorothy Mayer Cup, were invited to take part in a promotional video for the ESB Feis Ceoil Gala Concert. Watch the video here: