Children who have instrumental or singing tuition are invited to join various bands or ensembles as soon as they are able to do so. In addition to our specialist vocal groups, we also have a number of choirs which all children can participate in.
Some of the smaller groups available will change from time to time to suit the musicians we have in school.
Choral Groups include:
The Dolphin Choir - a non-selective choir for Year 3 and 4 pupils
The Middle School Choir - a non-selective choir for Year 5 and 6 pupils
The Chamber Choir - a selective choir generally made up from pupils in Years 7 and 8
The Girls' Vocal Group - a selective group
The Boys' Vocal Group - a selective group
On occasion, the Boys' and Girls' Vocal Groups may join together to make a combined vocal group.
The larger instrumental groups are:
The Swing Band
The Wind Band
The Senior Strings
Additionally, there is also a Junior Strings group for younger children with less experience.
The Senior Brass Ensemble
The Junior Brass Group
The Tuned Percussion Group
The Guitar Group
The Saxophone Group
The Clarinet Group
The Combined Orchestra
On rare occasions, such as Carols with the Orchestra at Christmas time we will bring the children together to create a combined orchestra.
Smaller instrumental groups in recent years have included:
- The Dixie Land Band
- Three Trombones and a Tuba
- The Brass Belles
- The Four Reeds
- The Wind Trio
- The Drum Corps
The formation of any such groups is in response to the talents of the musicians in the school at any given time.