A rich offering of musical ensembles and styles

The range of music making at Strathallan is exceptionally wide and there are many opportunities for our players to perform at everything from small in-school concerts to audiences of 800 or more at our annual Musical Showcase which takes place in the Concert Hall in Perth.

Our music ensembles include:

  • Wind band
  • Orchestra
  • Strings ensemble
  • Jazz band
  • Folk group
  • Pipe band

Extensive performance opportunities

Many of our young musicians play and sing in national orchestras and choirs and our choir performs regularly for the Queen at Crathie Kirk. We hold over sixty concerts each year from a base of more than twenty different ensembles including wind, percussion, jazz, big band, folk and electro-acoustic.

A pipe band with an excellent reputation

We have a vibrant Pipe Band, under the tutelage of Mr Craig Muirhead, which continues to go from strength to strength. As well as traditional orchestrations the pipe band tackles contemporary and fusion pieces. Recent performances include T in the Park music festival, a live performance with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and playing at the opening ceremony of an international football match.

Over half our pupils have individual music lessons

Individual tuition is available in all instruments and around half of the School’s pupils are actively involved in learning an instrument. We also have a Cathedral Choir linked to St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth which provides scholarships for our pupils.

Find out about our Music Scholarships

Check out the weekly opportunities for music at Strathallan


Music News

Music here at Strathallan continues to go from strength to strength. The School has had tremendous success at Perform in Perth, a fabulous community link with the Inspiration Orchestra and a pupil heading off to the renowned Eastman School Of Music in the USA on a 3 week Scholarship course.

We are delighted to also have SIX pupils accepted in to NYOS and NYCoS this term. A great personal achievement for each and every one of the pupils involved.

Congratulations to Alex W, who joins the National Youth Boys Choir of Scotland (Changed Voices), Ross CM the National Youth Boys Choir of Scotland (Changed Voices),  Marcus W, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Daisy R the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (Junior Orchestra)  Izzy Bthe National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (Junior Orchestra), and Madeleine S, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (Junior Orchestra).

Here, Madeleine gives us her thoughts on being selected, and tells us why music at Strathallan has inspired her.