Music

The table below shows activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Regular commitment is required for all practices and rehearsals.

Activity

Venue

Day and time

Staff

Additional Information 

Concert Band Hallam Hall Monday 1:00 Mr Kennedy For Wind, Brass and Percussion players Grade 3 and above
Big Band MU1 Monday 3:50 Mr Evans By invitation
Chamber Music Music Department Monday and Wednesday 3:50 Mr Kennedy For anybody Grade 3 and above who would like to perform in small groups
MARS recitals Hallam Hall Monday 3:50 Mr Kennedy Opportunities to perform solo or ensemble pieces in an informal setting. Open to all ages and abilities
Chamber Choir MU1 Tuesday 1:00 Mr Dow and Mrs Short By audition. For Third to Upper Sixth
Jazz Band MU6 Tuesday 3:50 Mr Hamilton By invitation
Second Orchestra Hallam Hall Tuesday 3:50 Mrs Short For String, Wind and Brass players Grade 2 and above
Saxophone Quartet Music Department Wednesday 12:30 Mr Kennedy By invitation
Flute Ensemble Music Department Wednesday 12:30 Mr Kennedy For Flute players Grade 6 and above
Beginner Brass Ensemble MU4 Wednesday 1:00 Mr Moore For absolute beginners and pre-Grade 1 Brass players
Beginner Woodwind MU2 Wednesday 1:00 Miss Lyons For absolute beginners and pre-Grade 1 Woodwind players
Junior Percussion Ensemble Hallam Hall Wednesday 1:00 Mr Landon For beginners and drummers in the Lower School
Brass Ensemble MU1 Wednesday 1:00 Mrs Johnson For Brass players above Grade 2 
Theory Class MU3 Wednesday 1:00   For those who wish to build towards Grade 5 theory
Senior Percussion Ensemble Hallam Hall Wednesday 3:50 Mr Landon By invitation
Boys’ Vocal Group  MU1 Thursday 8:30  Mrs Matthews  For all boys in First and Second Year
VOX  MU2 Thursday 12:30 Mrs Matthews  For all girls in First and Second Year
Wind Orchestra Hallam Hall Thursday 1:00 Mr Kennedy By invitation. For Senior Wind and Brass players Grade 5 and above
First Orchestra  Hallam Hall Thursday 3:50 Mr Dow By invitation. For Orchestral players Grade 5 and above 
Junior Band Hallam Hall Friday 1:00 Mr Kennedy For all Wind, Brass and Percussionists who have passed Grade 1
Guitar Ensemble MU3 Friday 1:00 Mr Roberts For all Guitarists and Ukulele players
String Orchestra MU2 Friday 1:00 Mrs Matthews For String players Grade 4 and above
Junior Chamber Choir W7 Friday 3:50 Mrs Matthews A more formal, traditional Choir for First and Second Year boys and girls
Chorus MU1 & Hallam Hall Friday 3:50 Mr Dow and Mr Kennedy Open to all pupils who like singing from Third Year to Upper Sixth

Download the Music Department Extra-Curricular Schedule 2017-2018 (pdf)

Concerts

Event

Day and time

Venue 

Year Group

Additional Information

Autumn Concert 23rd November, 7:30 Dining Hall  Al Rehearsals from 3:00 
Christmas Concert 7th December, 7:30 Dining Hall All Rehearsals from 3:00 
Carol Service 13th December, 7:00 St Georges Church, Stockport All  
Winter Concert 23rd January, 7:30 Dining Hall All Rehearsals from 3:00
Spring Concert  21st March, 7:30  St Georges Church, Stockport All Rehearsals from 3:00
Summer Concert 19th April, 7:30  Dining Hall All Rehearsals from 3:00
Leavers’ Concert  26th April, 7:30   Dining Hall All Rehearsals from 3:00
Lower School Concert  6th June, 4:00–6:30 Dining Hall Lower School   Rehearsals from 3:00 
Music Festival 22nd June, 9:00, 1:50 and 7:00  Hallam Hall All  Morning – Lower School Afternoon – Middle School Evening – All 
GCSE Recital TBC  TBC TBC TBC 

Download the schedule of music concerts for 2017-2018 (pdf)

Monday Afternoon Recital Series

The Monday Afternoon Recital Series is a new concert series open to students from all years who wish to perform solo or small group pieces.

For further information about the events please see the table below.

Date

Year Group

Venue

Time

Additional Information

Monday 2nd October All Hallam Hall 4.00–4.45 Any student who wishes to perform should see Mr Kennedy
Monday 16th October All Hallam Hall 4.00–4.45 Any student who wishes to perform should see Mr Kennedy
Monday 13th November Third Year Hallam Hall 4.30–5.15 Any student who wishes to perform should see Mr Kennedy
Monday 4th December All Hallam Hall 4.00–4.45 Any student who wishes to perform should see Mr Kennedy