Every musician who is eligible is expected to be in an ensemble or choir.

Our aim is a joined up musical pathway for all.

Playing and performing with others is an essential part of being a musician.

That is who we are.

Progression between ensembles is by ability, so that students are confident and can feel part of the group. Regular practice and commitment will ensure progression. Our ensembles are all year round and are not enrichment opportunities to 'come and go'. High expectations lead to fantastic performances in concerts.

Secondary Ensembles

Monday:

Junior Wind Band - 3.15 - 4pm

Wind and Brass players from Year 6, approx Grade 1 standards to Grade 3 / 4.

Concert Band - 4 - 5pm

Grade 3 approx onwards

Tuesday:

Brass Ensemble - 1.15 - 2.05pm

Grade 1/2 onwards

Saxidentals - 3.15 - 3.45pm

Grade 3/4 onwards

Senior Strings - 4 - 4.30pm (Larch Hall)

Grade 1/2 onwards, from Year 6

Rockschool - Sessions from 3.15 - 6pm

Grade 1 onwards

Wednesday:

Secondary Choir - 1.25 - 1.55pm

Open to all in Years 7 - 9

Chamber Choir - 3.15 - 4pm

Years 10 - 13, for singers who can read music

Musical Theatre Ensemble - 4 - 4.45pm

Years 10 - 13.

Thursday:

Big Band - 3.15 - 5pm

Grade 4/5 onwards, in addition to other ensembles

BIg Band 2

Grade 1/2 onwards, in addition to other ensembles

Friday:

Guitar Ensemble - 3.15 - 4pm

Grade 1 onwards.

Primary Ensembles

Tuesday:

Larch Strings - 3.25 - 4pm

String players from Easter of Year 3 onwards

Wednesday:

Larch Wind & Brass - 3.25 - 4pm

Wind and Brass players from Easter of Year 3 onwards

Thursday:

Year 2 & 3 Choir - 3.30 - 4pm (Larch Music Room)

Year 4, 5 & 6 - 3.30 - 4pm (Secondary Music Centre)

Students are pianists in ensembles, they create their own ensembles and bands, they perform piano duets, they join groups as percussionists.

Older musicians lead and support younger musicians.

Making music with others is such an important part of what we do.