Music Beyond The Classroom

Stockport Grammar School provides exceptional musical opportunities for every child. We offer a diverse and inclusive programme of activities, through our curriculum and extensive co-curricular programme. All pupils are given the opportunity to learn instruments with an outstanding team of music staff. In addition to being inclusive, we aspire to the highest level of elite music-making in our choirs, bands and orchestras. We have a significant number of pupils that have attained grade 8 and beyond. Many of our pupils also participate in regional and national music ensembles and at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. A large number of former pupils have gone on to study Music at Oxbridge, UK conservatoires and other leading universities and pursue successful careers in music.

The activities on offer are intended to provide access for all pupils, including total beginners, in all areas of music and also pathways into music careers for those with outstanding ability. We have a large stock of musical instruments and an instrumental tuition scheme that enables all First Year pupils to have introductory lessons on instruments ranging from oboe, clarinet, saxophone, flute, bassoon, cello and double bass to the full range of brass instruments.

Regular commitment is required for all practices and rehearsals.

Activity Day, time Location Year Groups
Big Band Monday 3:50pm MU1 All
Boys’ Vocal Group Thursday 8.30am MU1 First and Second Year
Boys’ Vocal Group  Monday 8:30am MU1 All
Brass Ensemble Wednesday 1:00pm MU1 All
Chamber Choir Tuesday 1-1.40pm MU1 Third to Sixth Form
Chamber Groups Wednesday 8.30am MU4 All
Chamber Music Wednesday 8.30am MU1 All
Chorus Friday 3.50pm Hallam Hall Third to Sixth Form
Concert Band Monday 1pm Hallam Hall All
First Orchestra Thursday 3:50pm Hallam Hall All
Girls Vocal Chamber Group Thursday 8.30am MU2 All
Guitar Ensemble Friday 1:00pm MU3 All
Junior Band Friday 1.00pm Hallam Hall All
Junior Brass Ensemble Wednesday 1:00pm MU2 All
Junior Chamber Choir Friday 3.50pm W7 First and Second Year
Junior Jazz Band Thursday 8:30am MU1 All
Junior Percussion Ensemble Wednesday 1:00pm Hallam Hall All
Junior Strings Friday 1:00pm MU7 All
Junior Woodwind Wednesday 1:00pm MU4 All
MARS Recitals Monday 4pm Hallam Hall All
Second Orchestra Tuesday 3:50pm Hallam Hall All
Senior Jazz Band Wednesday 3:50pm MU6 All
Senior Percussion Ensemble Wednesday 3:50pm Hallam Hall All
String Orchestra Friday 1.00pm MU2 All
Theory Class Wednesday 1:00pm MU3 All
VOX Thursday 1.00pm MU2 First and Second Year
Wind Orchestra Thursday 1.00pm Hallam Hall All

 

Download the 2018-2019 Concert Schedule (pdf)