The Music Department

Music Performing Music Technology

About the Music Department

At Stirling High we offer a wide range of musical experiences to pupils across a range of styles and genres. Within the curriculum we have pathways in Music and Music Technology and pupils learn to perform, compose and analyse the music they hear and see.

We offer extra-curricular clubs for every area of interest and are always open to new ideas and suggestions.  Our regular programme includes;  Orchestra, The Rhythm & Soul Band,  The Stirling High School Choir, Woodwind Group, The Guitar Ensemble, The Pipe Band, Folk Group, The Ukulele Group, The String Ensemble, BGE Practice Club, Study Support, Rock and Pop band usage of rehearsal space.

Music Technology @ Stirling High School

Music Technology is a key part of our curriculum using our Music Technology Suite and recording studio facilities with Apple Computers and using Cubase & GarageBand Digital Audio Workstations.  Our pupils develop Music Technology skills from S1- S6 by creating projects including: Sound Recording; Audiobook; Radio Advert; Sound Design for Film and Video; Composing Electronica, EDM & Synthesiser Soundscapes; Multitrack recording a Music Demo; & Radio Broadcast.

Music Tuition @ Stirling High School

We work closely with our valued team of visiting Music Instructors who provide specialist Music lessons on a range of instruments and voice and regularly contribute to our concerts and the life of our Music Department and school.  We offer Voice, Woodwind, Upper and Lower Strings, Brass, Guitar, Piano, Percussion/Drum Kit, Bagpipes & Pipe Band Drumming.  

Visit for more information about tuition and to apply for lessons using the online form.

Celebrating Pupil Achievement

The Annual Talent Show

We stage our fun Annual Talent Show on the last day of term in December.  Pupils & staff have the opportunity to show their talent and skills to the whole school community.

The Annual Christmas Concert

We perform at the Church of the Holy Rude each December.   We have held our concerts in this beautiful historic setting for many generations.

Jazz Workshops

The Tolbooth Youth Jazz Ensemble Tutors teach about improvising skills

RSNO Film Music & Minimalism Workshop

Musicians from the RSNO taught pupils about performing and improvising in a Minimalist style

Winter Fete

Our pupils gain performing experience at our Annual Winter Fete.  This experience is informal and allows pupils to develop their confidence.

Performing in the community

We take every opportunity to makes links with our local community including performing at a range of functions and events.

Stirling Christmas Lights Switch on Celebration

Our pupils perform at the switch on celebrations in Stirling town centre.

Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band

We are delighted to be the home of the Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band led by our fantastic instructors Mr Gibb and Mr Ross, the band are looking forward to a busy summer of competition both in the community and nationally.  Follow the band @StirlingschPB

The following links The Piping Centre magazine archive which may be of interest to pupils involved in pipe bands.

A Musical Celebration at Christmas

 Developing The Young Work Force

Music Progression Pathways Poster.pdf

Virtual Band Activity 

Well done to our new S3 pupils who have been busy recording videos during a period of home learning to create a virtual class band 

Sit back, relax and enjoy watching the video we created: 

Instrumental Music Service Update January 2021

Parent Guide to Google Meet.pdf

IMS: Parent Guide to Google Meet

Parent Letter - Service delivery.pdf

IMS: Parental Letter Aug 2020

Learner Guide to Google Meet.pdf

IMS: Learner Guide to Google Meet

210108 Parent Letter - Service delivery.pdf