There is almost no end to the music-making possibilities at Hurst Prep, and many children have individual music tuition.
We have several choirs, including the Junior Choir made up of all Year 3 and 4 pupils, Choral Prep (Years 5 and 6) and the Chapel Choir (Years 7 to 8).
The opportunity to sing with the Senior School Chapel Choir is open to older pupils who are able to read music well. We hope that all our pupils will take the opportunity to sing in a choir during their time here.
There are a number of music groups for instrumentalists of all levels to join. These include an orchestra, jazz band, mixed ensemble, brass group, flute group and a drum group. We have a thriving school orchestra and a training orchestra for children who have recently started to play.
More advanced players can also join the Senior School orchestra. Pupils learning a musical instrument are encouraged to participate in these ensembles to further enrich their musical experiences.
There are many opportunities for pupils to perform during the school year and all children are encouraged to participate. All pupils have the opportunity to perform in assembly and classes. Pupils who learn an individual instrument are invited to perform in an informal concert, and ensembles take part in whole-school bi-annual evening concerts.
Pupils are able to learn a wide range of musical instruments and about two-thirds of them take individual instrumental or singing lessons.
The instruments taught are:
- Double Bass
- Drum Kit
- Electric Keyboard
- French Horn
- Guitar (acoustic and electric)
- Piano (and Jazz Piano)