In addition to the Chapel Choir (Years 5 to 8), we also run a Chamber Choir for the more talented singers and musicians (Years 6 to 8). One of our visiting music teachers, directs a secular choir. A choir for all pupils in Years 3 and 4 has recently been successfully instigated; it is timetabled during the school day so that all pupils can attend. 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 at Hurst Prep
There are a number of music groups for instrumentalists of all standards to join. These include an orchestra, jazz band, mixed ensemble, brass group, flute group and drum group. More advanced players 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 willingly participate. Each term every pupil who learns an an individual instrument is invited to perform in an informal concert. Pupils have the opportunity to perform in assembly and classes and ensembles take part in whole-school evening concerts biannually.
Pupils at Hurst Prep School are able to learn a wide range of musical instruments and currently about two thirds of them take individual instrumental or singing lessons.
Instruments Taught at Hurst
Flute Recorder Oboe Clarinet
Bassoon French Horn Trump Trombone
Euphonium Tuba Percussion Piano (& Jazz Piano)
Organ Violin Viola Cello
Double Bass Drum Kit Voice Saxophone
Electric Keyboard Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)
23 May 2013