JYHS Rock Band rehearsals allow pupils to form rock bands, cooperate, practice material together and take part in concerts. The club opens pathways to concert performances within school, in the wider West Lothian community and beyond.
Rock bands are formed at the start of the school year in September and rehearsals take place fortnightly throughout the year with opportunities to perform at both the JYHS Christmas and Summer concerts.
Who Can Attend
Rock band rehearsals are open to any pupils willing to work hard and dedicate themselves to attending rehearsals and concerts. We will endeavour to form bands and try to find a suitable group for you to join.
Where We Meet
Large Classroom in the Music Department at JYHS
When We Meet
Currently an informal arrangement – dates and times agreed with Music Department staff
Name: Mr. B Dobson
Telephone: 01506 414244
Events / Activities
The following events are open to rock bands (check the calendar for this year’s dates):
JYHS Christmas Concert
Annually in December
Rock bands may be invited to perform at the JYHS Christmas Concert. This is an excellent opportunity for family and friends to watch the bands perform in a relaxed and festive concert. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the JYHS school office.
The Big Gig
Annually in March
The Big Gig at Linlithgow Academy gives rock bands in West Lothian a chance to perform with a fully qualified sound engineer and ‘top notch’ equipment.
Bathgate Battle of the Bands
Annually in April
The Battle of the Bands allows all rock bands across West Lothian to compete in the Bathgate Music Festival and if successful progress to the final.
JYHS Summer Concert
Annually in June
Rock bands may be invited to perform at the JYHS Summer Concert. This is an excellent opportunity for family and friends to watch the bands perform and see the fantastic progress made since the start of the school year. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the JYHS school office.