Music and Drama

Creative Opportunities at ESMS: The stage is set for every child

At ESMS, we offer unrivalled creative opportunities for our boys and girls to express themselves through music, drama and dance. Whether it is representing the school and Edinburgh as the official The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo choir, as we have done for the last five years, appearing in a professional West End touring musical or international operas as children from the schools have done over 800 times, appearing in one of the 40 concerts, musicals, dance events and dramatic productions in school each session or being involved in more than 50 choirs, orchestras, ensembles and bands at school, every child has the chance to shine.

Recent opportunities in music and drama include:

Senior school Spring Concert

ESMS bands, orchestras and choirs

Kaleidoscope Dance Show

The Mary Erskine School dance show

Sweeney Todd

ESMS senior school musical


ESMS Junior School performing as the official choir for Joseph

Pipe Band Concerts and Competitions

ESMS Pipe Band

A Jazz and Blues concert every session

ESMS senior school concert

The Lion King

ESMS Junior School musical

Great Expectations

ESMS senior school play

Peter Pan

ESMS Junior School play


ESMS performing at The Usher Hall

Shakespeare Festival

ESMS S1 and S2 performance of Macbeth

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

ESMS singing at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo


ESMS senior school musical