In Junior School, Classroom Music is incorporated into a holistic performing arts programme, which in Years 1 and 2, focuses on singing, movement, enjoyment, fun, communication and participation The opportunity to learn an instrument to complement the classroom musical experience is also offered and encouraged.
Year 3 String Programme
As students enter Year 3, boys continue to participate in a multifaceted performing arts programme, the playing of an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass) is introduced. All boys are given free group tuition and free instrumental hire of a school string instrument for the duration of Year 3 and this increases the opportunities for boys to communicate and convey their thoughts and emotions through musical expression.
Boys moving into Years 4 and 5 are encouraged to continue their playing of a string instrument (or other) beyond Year 3. Classroom Music continues to be part of a multi-disciplined performing arts programme and is increasingly entwined with performance opportunities through the Junior School Choir and the wider instrumental programme.