Who is Performing?

It's been so long since we last visited Saffron Hall that we are very excited to announce we are returning this Summer!

Our ensembles performing:

Big Band led by Mr Taylor

Concert Band led by Mrs Taylor

Junior Wind Band led by Mr Peach

Saxidentals led by Mrs Taylor

Brass Ensemble led by Mr D. Taylor

Guitar Ensemble led by Mr Niesyto

Chamber Choir led by Mrs Iles

Secondary Choir led by Ms Fitch

Larch Wind & Brass led by Mr Taylor

Larch String Orchestra led by Mrs Nunn

String Ensemble led by Mr Taylor

Larch Senior Choir (Years 4-6) led by Mrs Iles

Take Note led by Miles Knapman


Come & Join us as we finish a brilliant year with a showcase of all of our incredible ensembles!

Rehearsal Schedule - Saffron Hall 2022

Please arrive 10 minutes before your rehearsal is due to start so that all rehearsals can start on time. Please see below our rehearsal schedule, it is important that all students are at their rehearsal.

This year, Saffron Hall is our biggest event to date, with over 230 students performing, and over 500 in our audience. It promises to be an excellent event celebrating our musical school!

With such a large event, comes lots of questions. We have put frequently asked questions below, regarding what to wear, where to go, what to bring, supervision of children etc.

If you have a question that is not on this list, then please do get in touch, but check this list first.



Frequently Asked Questions....

Black music polo shirt - sold by the music office, please email music@simonballe.herts.sch.uk for purchase details. To be worn with school kilt or black school skirt or school trousers. (Skirts must be a suitable length for a school performance.) Black shoes to be worn. Black jeans and trainers are not acceptable.

Boys - White polo shirt (preferably with school logo), school shorts, grey socks and black shoes. No trainers.

Girls - White polo shirt (preferably with school logo), school kilt, green or white socks and black shoes. No trainers. Green headband/hairband. In line with school policy, no make up or nail varnish and no jewellery other than stud earrings.

All students must sign in with our staff on arrival in the foyer at the front of the hall.
Secondary students will stay at the hall as we have the use of a large common room with staff supervision. They must be signed out from the foyer if they are leaving the hall between their rehearsal and the performance.

Larch students will be supervised in the hall after their rehearsals, they do not need to be collected before the concert.

Refreshments are not provided during the day so students should bring food and drink with them. Only water bottles are permitted in the auditorium.

Approximately 7:30. Groups are mainly performing 2 pieces each. There is an interval and refreshments will be available from the foyer bar. You can also pre-order your drinks when you arrive!

Saffron Hall's website:  https://saffronhall.com/visit/
Address: Audley End Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
When you arrive, please use the Gold Car Park located to the right of the hall. See the maps below this list.