The staff of the Expressive Arts Faculty would like to congratulate Miss Hepburn on her recent appointment to the full-time permanent role of Music Teacher at Paisley Grammar School. We look forward to working together with her for many years to come.
Welcome back to school to all staff and students from the Expressive Arts Faculty and a special hello to our new staff and pupils who have joined us in August. It already looks like it's going to be an exciting year ahead with lots of plans in the pipeline already. We have a visiting artist next month, a new band is coming to perform and we are making plans for a number of new productions this year too.
First year students have already been sending their ideas in to the school through PGSARTS and we will try to make them a reality!
Feel free to contact us through the staff page with any thoughts or ideas.
It's 1.22am and I still can't sleep!! The Hairspray opening night was nothing short of phenomenal! The cast sang their hearts out, Neil and his army of technicians would have given any west end theatre a good run for their money, the band were radiant and incandescent, shimmering from the outset! In all my time at the Grammar, I've never experienced anything like it! I'm running out of superlatives in describing the huge achievement the students have experienced. There are some tickets still available Tuesday/Wednesday. I'm so proud of all your work! THIS IS A MUST SEE SHOW!
An amazing session led by Miss Kirkbride! Over 60 dancers packed in to the small gym on Friday afternoon for what one can only describe as "an exhilarating experience!". Miss Kirkbride took them through their paces (at break-neck pace if truth be told!) However, the result was nothing short of fantastic - we certainly have a wealth of talent of dancers in Paisley Grammar School. All I can say is, if Mrs Richardson, Mrs Stevenson, Ms Anderson and Ms Amos have desires about appearing in the show this year, they might have to put in some extra effort if they don't want to be outshone by this troop!
I am writing this blog extremely proud of the musicians and staff of Paisley Grammar School for their tremendous efforts in producing a fantastic concert tonight! A real broad spectrum of music and various timbres to suit everyone's taste.
The students acquitted themselves most proficiently, with some extremely reflective performances. Well done all round!
Thanks also to the technical team who made tonight possible and was lovely to see alumni giving up their time to help with the stage setting!
You are all a credit to the school, and I look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Very proud of the Renfrewshire Senior Concert Band at the Scottish Wind Band Festival yesterday in Livingston! A well deserved silver award, but more importantly, an improved performance!
I'm looking foward to the concert at Paisley Town Hall on Thursday! Curtain up at 7.00pm!!
PGSARTS will be one year old on Wednesday 14 November. We'd like to thank all the staff and students who have contributed to the site over the past 12 months. We have lots of exciting plans for the next year and, with your help and suggestions, hope to make it an even more important resource for the whole PGS community.
We have been delighted to welcome our friends from other departments to join us in creating similar resources for students.
Spread the word of PGSARTS ON Facebook by liking us on the home page.
Most importantly, let us know what you think and how we can improve in our 2nd year!
Thanks for being part of PGSARTS!
Well, what can I say? Another fantastic concert given by the pupils of Williamsburgh, Mossvale, Todholm, Gallowhill and Ralston Primaries with an equally fantastic input from the pupils from Paisley Grammar School. The rehearsal days on Monday and Tuesday were the usual chaos of putting together a performance with over 200 pupils! A special thanks go out to all the primary staff and head teachers for their time and effort in supporting this important transition concert - we hope the students were made to feel welcome by the Paisley Grammar community - we certainly enjoyed working with them all!
Each of the primary schools performed exceptionally well in front of a packed assembly hall - quite a scary moment for these youngsters - but they took it all in their stride! I was really impressed with the level of performance from all the PGS ensembles Celtic Band, 1st Year Rock Band (The Monsters?), String Group, Concert Band, Choir, Senior Prefect Vocal Ensemble, not to mention our Glee Group - Vocalise! They all gave a great performance and showed the younger P7's what fun music making can be!
A huge thanks to our music department staff who work tirelessly to provide these opportunities for all students. More thanks go out to all the staff from the school who gave up time to come and work behind the scenes and front of house - allowing the concert to run smoothly.
I write this blog post very proud of all the students - I probably don't say it enough - you are a credit to the school and to me - you make my job very worthwhile!
I've just returned home from the second of 2 fantastic concerts given by the Renfrewshire Music Service ensembles. The quallity of the performances was very high and I was so pleased to see so many PGS students taking part. Any musicians out there who would like to get involved should ask their teacher at their next lesson. Students will gain a huge amount from their experiences in these groups and it's a great way to meet new people. Well done to all again and I look forward to seeing many more PGS students taking part next year! :-)