Co-Curricular Music

Introduction

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” J.M. Barrie

At Halliford School, we are proud of our aim to make every student the best version of themselves that they can possibly be, and this is never more true than it is in Music. We pride ourselves on embracing all styles of Music and support every student in developing their own unique, musical voice, whatever that might be. To facilitate this, we enjoy running a very active co-curricular timetable and concert calendar, as outlined below:

Ensembles

The ensembles running for the academic year 2019-2020 are as follows:

Choirs

  • Main School Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Junior Choir

Ensembles

  • Orchestra
  • String Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Junior Jazz Band

Rock Bands

  • Year 7 Rock Band
  • Year 8 Rock Band
  • Year 9 Rock Band
  • Year 10 Rock Band
  • Senior Rock Band

Other

  • Music Theory Club
  • Music Technology Club

This list can be subject to change as we pride ourselves on following the needs of our pupils and adapting accordingly when necessary.

Co-curricular Clubs

Instrumental Tuition

Tuition is offered in the following instruments:

  • Voice (all styles)
  • Piano (all styles)
  • Strings (to include violin, viola, cello and double bass)
  • Woodwind (to include flute, clarinet and saxophone)
  • Brass (to include cornet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, baritone, euphonium and tuba)
  • Guitar (to include, classical, acoustic, electric, bass and ukulele)
  • Drums (to include percussion)

Boys taking graded examinations may do so with ABRSM, Trinity or Rock School, or may opt not to follow the exam route. Our department staff all give generously of their time and support pupils with their studies outside of the classroom and extra-curricular time.

If you are interested in your son or daughter learning an instrument, please contact our Co-ordinator of Instrumental Tuition, Mrs Helen Head by email: helen.head@hallifordschool.co.uk

Please view the Guide and download the application form here:

Concert Calendar

Below is a list outlining our regular annual events:

Autumn Term

  • Instrumental Taster Week
  • Inter-House Singing Competition
  • Winter Concert
  • School and Parent Carol Services
  • Community Carol Concerts
  • Lunchtime Concerts
  • Evening Concert Trip

Spring Term

  • Halliford School Young Musician Competition
  • Easter Service
  • Rock Concert
  • Lunchtime Concerts
  • Evening Concert Trip

Summer Term

  • Summer Concert
  • ABRSM Music Theory Examination
  • Lunchtime Concerts
  • Evening Concert Trip

Other

  • The Department enjoys running residential tours, and pupils have performed in Germany, Paris, New York, and at the Edinburgh Festival
  • School Musicals (past productions include The Great Gatsby, Little Shop of Horrors, Blood Brothers, and School of Rock)
  • Assembly performances and hymn practices
  • Examination, GCSE and A Level Recitals
  • Feeder School Workshops

Awards

Students who excel may be awarded a Music Scholarship, Prefect status and Music Colours.

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