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Music Clubs

Music is taught from Reception to Year 6 by specialist music teachers. Boys are encouraged to take part in a wide range of events, concerts and instrumental performances throughout the year.

Prep Chamber Ensemble

Club Prep Chamber Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Friday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray 
Places 4 - By invitation only
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description By invitation only. Commitment is expected throughout the year, and the ensemble performs at all the major School events.

Prep Rock Band

Club Prep Rock Band
When Wednesday 12.50pm – 1.20pm
Who Years 5 – 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places By Invitation only
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This new club is aimed at those boys learning guitar, keyboard and drums with an interest in performing contemporary pop music with a view to writing your own songs. Members are invited to join after audition and commitment to rehearsals and performances throughout the year is expected to be impeccable. The Rock Band will be expected to perform at all the major School events.

Prep Percussion Ensemble

Club Prep Percussion Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years  3 – 6
Staff Miss Bethan Thomas
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description The Prep Percussion Ensemble is ideal for those students learning drum kit or for pianists looking to join an instrumental ensemble. The group performs at major School concerts and other special events.

Prep Music Theory Club

Club Prep Music Theory Club
Where Balmoral Room
When Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 24
Term All Year
Cost Cost of Workbooks
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff. The appropriate level of Theory for Young Musicians by Ying Ying Ng workbook will be required and this can be discussed with the club leader. Boys may join this club at any time.
Description This club is open to all boys currently learning a musical instrument, in or out of School. Pupils will work towards graded ABRSM Theory examinations.

Prep Chamber Choir

Club Prep Chamber Choir
Where Small Hall
When Wednesday 8.00am – 9.00am
Who Years 3 – 6 by audition only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 30
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Prep Chamber Choir is the elite vocal ensemble of the Prep School. Members are invited to join after audition and commitment to rehearsals and performances throughout the year is expected to be impeccable. The choir performs at all major School events and participates in external choral competitions.

Prep String Ensemble

Club Prep String Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description This ensemble is suitable for boys learning an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass). The group performs at major concerts.

Prep Schools' Brass Ensemble

Club Prep Schools' Brass Ensemble
Where Girls' Prep Music Room
When Thursday 1.05pm - 1.35pm
Who Years  4 – 6
Staff Mr David Eaglestone
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Prep students will be walked to and from the Girls' Prep School.
Description This joint ensemble is suitable for boys and girls learning an orchestral brass instrument (trumpet, French horn, trombone, etc.). The group performs at major concerts.

Prep Infant Choir

Club Prep Infant Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 1.10pm - 1.50pm
Who Years 1 - 2
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 1 and 2 participate in Infant Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment.

Prep Lower Choir

Club Prep Lower Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Friday 10.15am - 10.50am
Who Years 3 - 4
Staff Mrs Anne Reece and Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 3 and 4 form the Prep Lower Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment. The choir performs at major events, such as concerts and final assemblies.

Prep Upper Choir

Club Prep Upper Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 3.10pm - 3.50pm
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson and Mr Christopher Wray
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 5 and 6 form the Prep Upper Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment. The choir performs at major events, such as concerts and final assemblies.

Prep Schools' String Quartet

Club Prep Schools' String Quartet
Where Girls' Prep Music Room
When Tuesday 1.05pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 5 and 6 by invitation only
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 4
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Prep students will be walked to and from the Girls’ Preparatory School by staff.
Description The Prep Schools' String Quartet is a joint venture between the Prep Schools and membership will be by invitation only. The ensemble will perform at major School events to showcase the highest standards of orchestral string playing.

Prep Guitar Ensemble

Club Prep Guitar Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Wednesday 12.50pm – 1.20pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Miss Lydia Hepworth
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Lunch is provided for the boys after the rehearsal.
Description This ensemble is suitable for boys learning classical guitar. The group performs at major School concerts, and occasionally combines with the Prep Guitar Ensemble to form a larger ensemble.

Prep Schools' Orchestra

Club Prep Schools' Orchestra
Where Runcie Hall
When Friday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who By invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray, Mrs Priya Wilson and visiting music specialists 
Places 20
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This elite joint schools ensemble is a new venture for 2015! Members are invited to join upon consultation with the Head of Prep Music and their visiting music teacher. The minimum requirement for entry to the Prep Schools' Orchestra is to be working towards a Grade 2 level for a standard orchestral instrument. The Orchestra will be expected to perform at all major School events.
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HOME | BOYS' PREP | CO-CURRICULAR | Music Clubs

Music Clubs

Music is taught from Reception to Year 6 by specialist music teachers. Boys are encouraged to take part in a wide range of events, concerts and instrumental performances throughout the year.

Prep Chamber Ensemble

Club Prep Chamber Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Friday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray 
Places 4 - By invitation only
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description By invitation only. Commitment is expected throughout the year, and the ensemble performs at all the major School events.

Prep Rock Band

Club Prep Rock Band
When Wednesday 12.50pm – 1.20pm
Who Years 5 – 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places By Invitation only
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This new club is aimed at those boys learning guitar, keyboard and drums with an interest in performing contemporary pop music with a view to writing your own songs. Members are invited to join after audition and commitment to rehearsals and performances throughout the year is expected to be impeccable. The Rock Band will be expected to perform at all the major School events.

Prep Percussion Ensemble

Club Prep Percussion Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years  3 – 6
Staff Miss Bethan Thomas
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description The Prep Percussion Ensemble is ideal for those students learning drum kit or for pianists looking to join an instrumental ensemble. The group performs at major School concerts and other special events.

Prep Music Theory Club

Club Prep Music Theory Club
Where Balmoral Room
When Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 24
Term All Year
Cost Cost of Workbooks
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff. The appropriate level of Theory for Young Musicians by Ying Ying Ng workbook will be required and this can be discussed with the club leader. Boys may join this club at any time.
Description This club is open to all boys currently learning a musical instrument, in or out of School. Pupils will work towards graded ABRSM Theory examinations.

Prep Chamber Choir

Club Prep Chamber Choir
Where Small Hall
When Wednesday 8.00am – 9.00am
Who Years 3 – 6 by audition only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 30
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Prep Chamber Choir is the elite vocal ensemble of the Prep School. Members are invited to join after audition and commitment to rehearsals and performances throughout the year is expected to be impeccable. The choir performs at all major School events and participates in external choral competitions.

Prep String Ensemble

Club Prep String Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils attending Breakfast Club will be walked to the Prep by staff.
Description This ensemble is suitable for boys learning an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass). The group performs at major concerts.

Prep Schools' Brass Ensemble

Club Prep Schools' Brass Ensemble
Where Girls' Prep Music Room
When Thursday 1.05pm - 1.35pm
Who Years  4 – 6
Staff Mr David Eaglestone
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Prep students will be walked to and from the Girls' Prep School.
Description This joint ensemble is suitable for boys and girls learning an orchestral brass instrument (trumpet, French horn, trombone, etc.). The group performs at major concerts.

Prep Infant Choir

Club Prep Infant Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 1.10pm - 1.50pm
Who Years 1 - 2
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 1 and 2 participate in Infant Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment.

Prep Lower Choir

Club Prep Lower Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Friday 10.15am - 10.50am
Who Years 3 - 4
Staff Mrs Anne Reece and Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 3 and 4 form the Prep Lower Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment. The choir performs at major events, such as concerts and final assemblies.

Prep Upper Choir

Club Prep Upper Choir
Where Prep Music Room
When Monday 3.10pm - 3.50pm
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson and Mr Christopher Wray
Places 44
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All boys in Years 5 and 6 form the Prep Upper Choir to develop their ensemble singing skills in a fun and productive environment. The choir performs at major events, such as concerts and final assemblies.

Prep Schools' String Quartet

Club Prep Schools' String Quartet
Where Girls' Prep Music Room
When Tuesday 1.05pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 5 and 6 by invitation only
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 4
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Prep students will be walked to and from the Girls’ Preparatory School by staff.
Description The Prep Schools' String Quartet is a joint venture between the Prep Schools and membership will be by invitation only. The ensemble will perform at major School events to showcase the highest standards of orchestral string playing.

Prep Guitar Ensemble

Club Prep Guitar Ensemble
Where Prep Music Room
When Wednesday 12.50pm – 1.20pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Miss Lydia Hepworth
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Lunch is provided for the boys after the rehearsal.
Description This ensemble is suitable for boys learning classical guitar. The group performs at major School concerts, and occasionally combines with the Prep Guitar Ensemble to form a larger ensemble.

Prep Schools' Orchestra

Club Prep Schools' Orchestra
Where Runcie Hall
When Friday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who By invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray, Mrs Priya Wilson and visiting music specialists 
Places 20
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This elite joint schools ensemble is a new venture for 2015! Members are invited to join upon consultation with the Head of Prep Music and their visiting music teacher. The minimum requirement for entry to the Prep Schools' Orchestra is to be working towards a Grade 2 level for a standard orchestral instrument. The Orchestra will be expected to perform at all major School events.
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