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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 2019-2020 academic year. Regular commitment is required for all practices and rehearsals.

Activity Day, time Term Location Year Groups
Big Band Monday 3.50pm All MU1 Third Year to Sixth Form
Boys’ Vocal Group  Monday 8.30am All MU1 First and Second Year
Brass Ensemble Wednesday 1pm All MU1 All Years
Chamber Choir Tuesday 1pm All MU1 TBC
Chamber Groups Thursday 8.30am All MU4 All Years
Chamber Music Wednesday time TBC All Music Department All Years
Chorus Friday 3.50pm All Hallam Hall Third to Sixth Form
Concert Band Monday 1pm All Hallam Hall All Years
First Orchestra Thursday 3.50pm All Hallam Hall All Years
Girls Vocal Chamber Group Thursday 8.30am All MU2 All Years
Guitar Ensemble Friday 1pm All MU3 All Years
Junior Band Friday 1pm All Hallam Hall All Years
Junior Brass Ensemble Wednesday 1pm All MU2 First to Fourth Year (beginners to Grade 2)
Junior Chamber Choir Friday 3.50pm All W7 First and Second Year
Junior Jazz Band Thursday 8.30am All MU1 All Years
Junior Percussion Ensemble Wednesday 1pm All Hallam Hall All Years
Junior Strings Friday 1pm All MU7 First to Third Year (beginners to Grade 2)
Junior Woodwind Wednesday 1pm All MU11 First to Third Year (beginners to Grade 2)
MARS Recitals Monday 4pm All Hallam Hall All Years
Music Theory Class Wednesday 1pm All MU3 All Years
Musical Rehearsals TBC Autumn and Spring TBC All Years
Musical Theatre Production TBC Autumn and Spring TBC All Years
Saxophone Quartet Wednesday 8.30am All MU3 All Years
Second Orchestra Tuesday 3.50pm All Hallam Hall All Years
Senior Jazz Band Wednesday 1pm All MU6 Fifth Year to Sixth Form
Senior Percussion Ensemble Wednesday 3.50pm All Hallam Hall Fourth Year to Sixth Form
String Orchestra Friday 1pm All MU1 All Years
String Quartet Wednesday 8.30am All MU1 All Years
VOX Thursday 1pm All MU2 First and Second Year
Wind Orchestra Thursday 1pm All Hallam Hall All Years

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