Music & Drama

At RSD we want pupils to have an experience of School which is memorable for all the right reasons. There is a huge commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment activities from the teaching staff and pupils alike and it is generally considered to be one of the most important ingredients in creating the ‘RSD spirit’. Whether it is events and activities organised by our many clubs and societies or trips abroad organised by Departments the School is always buzzing with activity and opportunity.
Around 200 RSD pupils are regularly involved in music with some learning an instrument for the first time while others are heading towards final examinations and certificates. The Junior Choir, Chamber Choir and Senior Choir perform at the major School events and in the community, delighting audiences with complex harmonies and a wide range of musical genres, as well as competing in festivals and regional competitions.

The Symphonic Wind Band and the Royal Strings, alongside the Pipe & Drums, various ensembles and solo performers, provide the backbone of the Spring Concert. Whether it is for pleasure or for academic study and a possible career, music plays a central role in pupils’ lives at RSD.

Drama is another favourite and the cast and crew of the School Play or Musical each year will often number around 100 pupils, with costumes, make-up, sound, lighting and set design every bit as involving as the acting or singing and dancing. Serious drama, comedy, the classics and favourite musicals, all have their turn on the RSD stage.

Drama also features in the Junior School with the Christmas Concert and the Year 10 House Drama competition allowing many of our stars of the future to take their bow.

Recent RSD productions include:

  • South Pacific
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Hello Dolly!
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Sister Act
  • Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Carol Service

House Music Competition 2024

On Wednesday 10th April, RSD had their first House Music Competition. Each house had to prepare 4 performances, produce a programme and then present their programme to the judges

Spring Concert 2024

The spring concert was a prime example of the talent that’s displayed so proudly in the Royal School Dungannon.  This wondrous experience began with the symphonic band performing their artistic...

Christmas Concert 2023

The Christmas concert was a fantastic experience. The night began with the orchestra playing ‘Christmas Fanfare’ led by Mr Henning – it came to life with the audience participating in singing ‘Hark! The herald angels sing’.

Cathedral Choir Workshop

Today, choirmaster Stephen Timpany, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh put on a choral workshop for Year 8 boys. He interviewed Caleb Thompson (Year 12) and Andrew Irwin (Year 9) who are...

Celebrating Success | Flower Festival

A huge well done to our Harold, Actin and Isaac who recently entertained crowds at the Flower Festival in St Anne’s Church

A performance for King Charles III

Last week, three RSD boys were privileged to be able to sing for King Charles III in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh

Spring Concert 2023

On Tuesday 21st March, the Assembly Hall was packed with an enthusiastic audience for our annual Spring Concert.

National Youth Choir Workshop

Earlier this week, Andrew Nunn from the National Youth Choir Northern Ireland came to RSD to put on a workshop for our Junior Choir.

Christmas Concert 2022

On Monday 12th December, the Assembly Hall was filled to the brim for the Christmas Concert, the first unrestricted one since 2019. The evening opened with...

Guys and Dolls 2022

From 3rd-5th November, large audiences enjoyed the RSD Dramatic Society’s production of the classic musical, Guys and Dolls

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