A limited number of places are available in our instrument scheme this school year. EVC students who wish to study Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet and Flute can apply now for a place in the scheme. Total fee is €50 per term. Parents/guardians can pay this fee online. No payment is to be made until requested. Tutors are professional musicians employed by the school. Forms are available from Ms. Brídín.Kelly in Room 25 and students are asked to return applications by Monday 11th September. We provide the instrument and books for each individual. The school expects that pupils treat equipment with great care at all times, while remaining the property of Enniscorthy Vocational College. Tutors rotate lesson times on Wednesdays so that students do not miss the same subject every week.
Students from our instrument scheme can join the school orchestra and participate in trips, tours and performances organised by the Music Department. We have performed in Wexford Opera House, Enniscorthy and Cork Friendship Orchestral Concerts, Prague International Youth Orchestra Festival in the Czech Republic, School Open Nights and at the opening of our new school extension by the Minister for Education. Students who wish to begin an instrument are welcome to start, as are those who wish to continue playing an instrument. We are also happy to prepare students for instrumental exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music or the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. Pupils from our instrumental scheme have sat these exams and achieved high standards in Violin, Cello and Flute. Advanced students have gone on to play with Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra in the National Concert Hall and Italy.
Our focus is on enjoyment of music and participation. We recommend students take part in the weekly lunchtime rehearsal of the orchestra, where possible. This is in order to make new friends and learn how to perform as team players, whatever the standard of musicianship of the student. It is a unique opportunity for your son or daughter to learn new skills in a supportive atmosphere, during the school day, at a subsidised price.