The Music Department in Bush Post Primary School is very active with the subject being offered at both Junior and Leaving Cert. The course is divided into 3 main componenets; Performing, Listening and Composing. Each student will develop their knowledge of aural skills, music theory, classical and popular music as well as an in depth study of Irish music.
Performance is a key aspect of this course at both Junior and Leaving Cert. Students will learn an instrument in groups at Junior Cycle and will specialise in an individual instrument at Senior Cycle. This performance is worth 25% of the overall mark at Junior Cycle and 50% of the overall mark at Senior Cycle.
The Music Department also runs the school choir, which has proven very successful over the past few years, taking part in various Choral Festivals, Christmas Carol Services and performing at school and community events and won the All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival Best Choir and Best Director Awards in Cork in 2011. Our school Trad Group rehearses once a week and regularly performs at events in the school and community and are very highly regarded.