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 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 classroom and extra curricular time.

If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, please contact our peripatetic co-ordinator Mrs Helen Head helen.head@hallifordschool.co.uk

Lesson application form (link to lesson application form PDF)

Concert Calendar

Below is a list outlining our regular annual events:

Autumn

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

Spring

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

Summer

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

Other

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

Awards

Students who excel may be awarded scholarships, prefect status and/or music colours.

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