The Music department is a busy one. Concerts take place throughout the year and in a wide variety of locations. Learning an instrument provides students with an opportunity to express themselves, and some go on to play in an instrumental group. Other students prefer to contribute towards congregational hymn singing in Chapel or enjoy singing the lead role in a school production. However, all pupils of all abilities are encouraged to take part and enjoy themselves.
Instrumental and vocal groups
Year on year, the Music department adapts the instrumental and vocal groups that are on offer, taking into account the strengths and interests of the pupils. Classical musicians can play in the orchestra, one of the many instrumental groups, as part of a chamber group, or even form their own instrumental consorts. The department runs a strong Jazz Band which performs regularly at public concerts and the Hurst Rockers play throughout the year around the local area and beyond.
Singers have just as many opportunities: they can sing in the 140-strong Chapel Choir; audition for and sing in the Chamber Choir; front one of the College's rock bands; sing in the Hurst musical or contribute to the annual House Song competition.
Instrumental and vocal music is heard and performed throughout the campus and there are many opportunities for musicians of all standards to perform. The Music School plays host to a number of Jazz and Rock concerts and many of our musicians are frequently invited by the public to perform outside of school. The choir sing at the weekly chapel services and the Choral Society perform in the college Chapel and attract large audiences from across Sussex.
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