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.
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The table below shows the activities for the 2020-2021 academic year. Regular commitment is required for all practices and rehearsals.
Current pupils will be informed of any changes by staff. If you have any queries, please get in touch with us.
|Activity||Day, time||Location||Teacher in charge|
|Brass – Group 1||Monday 12.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Johnson|
|Brass – Group 2||Wednesday 12.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Johnson|
|Chamber Choir – Group 1||Friday 3.50pm||Hallam Hall and Main Hall||Mr Dow and Mr Newlove|
|Chamber Choir – Group 2||Friday 4.30pm||Hallam Hall and Main Hall||Mr Dow and Mr Newlove|
|Chorus – Boys Group (Tenors and Basses)||Tuesday 1pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Dow and Mr Newlove|
|Chorus – Fifth Year Girls Group||Tuesday 12.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Short|
|Chorus – Fifth Year and Lower Sixth Girls Group
||Friday 12.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Short|
|Chorus – Fourth Year Girls Group||Tuesday 4.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Matthews|
|Chorus – Third Year Girls Group||Tuesday 3.50pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Matthews|
|First Orchestra||Thursday 3.50pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Dow|
|GCSE Composition||Wednesday 4pm||MU2||Mr Dow|
|Guitar Ensemble||Monday 1pm||MU2||Mr Girling|
|Jazz Bands – Senior and Junior||Thursday 8.30am||MU1 and MU2||Mr Hamilton|
|Junior Choir – Group 1||Wednesday 3.50pm||W6||Mrs Matthews|
|Junior Choir – Group 2||Wednesday 4.20pm||W6||Mrs Matthews|
|Junior Percussion Ensemble||Wednesday 3.50pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Landon|
|Saxophone Ensemble||Monday 3.50pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Evans|
|Second Orchestra||Friday 1pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Newlove|
|Senior Percussion Ensemble
||Wednesday 4.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Landon|
|Theory Class||Wednesday 1pm||MU2||Mr Newlove|
|VOX||Thursday 8.30am||Hallam Hall||Mrs Matthews|
|Woodwind – Group 1||Wednesday 1pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Matthews|
|Woodwind – Group 2||Thursday 12.30pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Newlove|
|Woodwind – Group 3||Thursday 1pm||Hallam Hall||Mrs Short|
|Woodwind – Group 4||Monday 1pm||Hallam Hall||Mr Newlove|
Due to Covid-19, we are having to run our co-curricular activities in a different way to ensure pupil and staff safety. Below is a table of the clubs that we would generally be able to run.
Throughout the academic year we hold a number of concerts and events where our excellent musicians play in front of a live audience. These include the Winter Concert, the Leavers’ Concert and the Music Festival.
Find a full list of events in the document below.
- Musicians impress with virtual performances
- Chamber Choir perform at Oxford University
- Countdown to Chicago
- Winter Concert warms packed out hall
- Pitch-perfect performances at Autumn Concert
- Christmas Concert rouses festive cheer
- Amazing autumn term for music at SGS
- Touring musicians astound European audiences
- Outstanding quality shines during Music Festival 2019
- Musical First Years
- Summer Concert showcases breadth of talent
- Spectacular concert at the RNCM
- Musicians excel ahead of RNCM Spring Concert
- A Wonderful Winter Concert on a Snowy Night
- Expert musical tuition rings true
- Music festival impresses a packed out Hallam Hall
- Talent Shines at the Lower School concert
- Celebration time at the Leavers’ Concert
- Summer Concert spectacular in the sunshine
- Showcasing musical excellence
- Chamber Choir perform at Christ’s College, Cambridge
- Audience enchanted with Winter Concert performances
- Pupils hit the high notes with their musical achievements