Music & Drama
Perhaps the greatest marker of Castlepollard Community College's development over the last few years has been the production of our first school musical "Voulez Vous" in 2014. Since then, performing arts in the school has really taken off. We are currently in rehearsals with this year's musical "Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat". This will be the college's fourth major production and we expect this to be biggest and best yet! With a cast of over forty students on stage and a substantial amount of students working backstage, the excitement has been building in the school since last May. It will all come to a peak in the Mullingar Arts Centre on November 16th, 17th and 18th. We look forward to see you all there for what promises to be a very entertaining night.
Last year was our most successful year to date with drama in the school. Our Transition Year's production of John B. Keane's "Big Maggie" received critical acclaim in the Briery Gap Drama Competition winning Best Newcomer. This was an impressive achievement for the school after a momentous run in Mullingar Arts Centre last November. The cast were lauded by friends, family and theatre-goers alike throughout the county. Many of them will appear in this production of "Joseph" also.
The school choir is going from strength to strength with numbers increasing all the time. Last year they were awarded an "A" grade in their first competitive appearance. They perform regularly at school events such as Open nights, masses, awards nights and the also in the wider community.
Music is a very popular mainstream subject in the school with the numbers opting to study it for exams increasing year on year.
Drama is offered as a subject in Transition year with the option of writing a one act play and partaking in a drama competition in January. This has been hugely successful and new talents are being unearthed every year.
Music and drama bring a great sense of wellbeing and community in the school and aids with the personal development of the students.