Music, marching and dance provide pupils with a sense of community and great personal achievement. The young musicians of the Pipe Band and dancers of the Highland dancing team have over the years performed at many high profile events including Tattoos in Edinburgh, Basel, Nova Scotia, Holland and Luxembourg. This commitment to supporting overseas Tattoos is both musically challenging and culturally stimulating for the pupils. The Pipe Band and Dancers also support many charity and local events.
Every pupil entering Queen Victoria School is given the opportunity to learn one of the three subjects, Piping, Drumming or Highland Dancing; preference will be given to pupils that have prior knowledge in one of these subjects. From P7 through to S2 they will attend timetabled lessons and will then be given the opportunity to join the band and dance team when they have reached the required standard.
Although the pipes, drums and dancing are primarily an extra-curricular activity after the first few years at Queen Victoria School, pupils can, if they so wish, include piping and drumming in their SQA music exams and take professional exams in Highland dancing.
If you would like any further information please contact Pipe Major Gordon Ross on telephone/fax +44 (0) 131 310 2928 or Military 94745 2928.