Middle & High School Band
ACS Doha Middle and High School Band was formed in 2015 and has continued to regularly perform during key events held at ACS Doha. The band also entertains crowds at local Doha community events including Family Fun Day, Creative Day, International Language Day and Battle of the Bands.
Middle & High School Ensemble & Lower School Choir
The Lower School Choir and Middle & High School Ensemble perform pieces from an eclectic cultural repertoire including Arabic, French, Classical, Popular and Manx Folk Music.
When I joined MHS Band, I was very shy coming into the school from my home country of Korea. This opportunity helped me to make new friends and play songs that we enjoyed performing as a group together. Don’t be scared of trying new things and learning; keep on doing it and you’ll reach where you want to be just like me! I have learned that determination and continuity lead to success.
Culture Café Events
The Culture Cafe celebrates the international diversity at ACS Doha through a series of evening events showcasing the performing arts, music an visual arts. These events offer students a regular opportunity to perform to an audience and showcase their class work as well as involvement in photography, art, drama and music ensembles.
Performances and displays are held in various venues in the school, allowing guests and visitors to enjoy the different spaces at ACS Doha, and to meet staff and families in an informal setting.
I’m a guitarist and my sister is a pianist, and we started playing music from an early age when we were in Holland. We've enjoyed Culture Café for its variety of experiences within the school community. We have participated in several events and standing on the stage in front of an audience is amazing!
Creative Day 2017
Creative Day is organized annually to highlight the importance of the arts and culture in the school curriculum. The aim is to enrich students with core skills and encourage creative collaboration across the school. Students participate in a whole school song, performing with the Middle & High School Band and students from the Middle & High School Ensemble.
Private Music Tuition
Music lessons, in preparation for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations, are taught during after school hours at ACS Doha. Students enjoy learning a variety of instruments and benefit from one-to-one tuition.
Local Doha Community Music Engagement
ACS Doha students also take part in Doha community events such as the Symphonic Winds Ensemble and Inter-School Qatar Brass Day. Doha Youth Choir was formed five years ago and the choir enjoy yearly international tours as well as working with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. During the international tour of Latvia 2017, Doha Youth Choir experienced singing with specialist choirs such as the Concert Chorus of the National Choir School of Latvia, in the capital Riga, and the German Magdeburg Knabenchor, performing at the Qatar German Year of Culture Concert 2017. Singing a varied repertoire, the Doha Youth Choir members currently rehearse together for two hours twice weekly and also work towards ABRSM choral and music theory examinations.