Music - Hurstpierpoint College

Music

There is almost no end to the music-making possibilities at Hurst Prep, and many children have individual music tuition.

We have five choirs:

  • Senior Rock Choir
  • Junior Rock Choir
  • Junior Choir (Years 3 and 4)
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chapel Choir (Years 6 to 8)

We hope that all pupils will take the opportunity to sing in a choir during their time here.

Prep girl playing the pianoThere are a number of music groups for instrumentalists of all levels to join. These include an orchestra, jazz band, brass group, flute group, guitar group, string group and samba band. Our thriving school orchestra is open to all pupils of grade 1+ ability.

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 termly informal concerts, and the ensemble groups take part in whole-school bi-annual concerts.

 

Instrumental lessons

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:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Drum kit
  • Electric keyboard
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar (acoustic and electric)
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano and Jazz Piano
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

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