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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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Music Clubs

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.

Download the list of co-curricular music clubs (pdf)

Concert Schedule

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.

Download the 2020-2021 Music Concert Schedule (pdf)

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