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Music Clubs

Music is taught from Reception to Year 6 by specialist music teachers. Girls 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 Drama Room
When Monday 7.45am – 8.15am
Who Years 5 and 6.  
By invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 4
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils must arrive at School to start rehearsing at 7.45am.
Description By invitation only. Commitment is expected throughout the year and the ensemble performs at all the major School events.

Prep Music Theory Club

Club Prep Music Theory Club
Where Music Room
When Tuesday 7.45am - 8.15am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 24
Term All Year
Cost Cost Involved for workbook
Additional Information The appropriate level of Eric Taylor’s Music Theory in Practice workbook will be required and this can be discussed with the teacher. Girls may join this club at any time.
Description This club is open to all girls 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 Music Room
When Thursday 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Who Years 5 and 6. By audition only.
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Mrs Anne Reece
Places 40
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Prep Chamber Choir is the elite vocal ensemble of the Girls’ Preparatory 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 Music Room
When Tuesday 1.35pm – 1.05pm
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 20
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls 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 Music Room
When Monday 1.05pm – 1.35pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Mr David Eaglestone
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
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.

Infant Choir

Club Infant Choir
Where Music Room
When Thursday 11.05am – 11.45am
Who Years 1 and 2
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 30
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is open to all girls in Years 1 and 2.
Description The Infant Choir provides training for Chamber Choirs in subsequent years. Girls are encouraged to sign up for a whole year to help the consistent development of vocal skills.

Preliminary Choir

Club Preliminary Choir
Where Music Room
When Wednesday 12.25pm – 1.05pm
Who Years 3 and 4
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 48
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All girls in Years 3 and 4 form the Preliminary 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.

Junior Choir

Club Junior Choir
Where Music Room
When Monday 9.45am – 10.25am
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 48
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All girls in Years 5 and 6 form the Junior 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 Guitar Ensemble

Club Prep Guitar Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Tuesday 1.35pm – 2.05pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Miss Lydia Hepworth
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Girls will eat lunch before the rehearsal.
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls learning classical guitar. The group performs at major School concerts and occasionally combines with the Boys' Prep Guitar Ensemble to form a larger ensemble.

Preliminary Chamber Choir

Club Preliminary Chamber Choir
Where Music Room
When Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Who Years 3 and 4. By audition only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Miss Pippa Harrison
Places 40
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Preliminary Chamber Choir is the training choir for the Prep Chamber Choir, which is the elite vocal ensemble of the Girls’ Preparatory 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.

Recorder Ensemble

Club Recorder Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Monday 1.35pm – 2.05pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Mr Gerry McDonald
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Girls will eat lunch before attending.
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls learning the Recorder in individual lessons. The ensemble provides preparation for the Recorder Consort and performs at School concerts and assemblies.

Recorder Consort

Club Recorder Consort
Where A24, Surbiton Assembly Rooms
When Monday 4.00pm - 4.30pm
Who By invitation only
Staff Mr Gerry McDonald
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Staff from the Girls' Preparatory School will walk over the pupils to the Surbiton Assembly Rooms.
Description This ensemble is suitable for advanced or aspirational recorder players and entry is by invitation from Mr McDonald. The ensemble performs at Senior School concerts and also at external competitions. The selected pupils will join with the Senior School pupils for rehearsals. A high level of commitment is expected for this elite ensemble.

Recorder Club

Club Recorder Club
Where Music Room
When Tuesday 12.55pm – 1.25pm
Who Year 2
Staff Mrs Frances Sullivan and Mr Christopher Wray
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost Cost of the workbooks.
Description The Recorder Club is a beginner group dedicated to exploring the basics of recorder playing in a fun and supportive environment. The Club performs at School concerts and assemblies. Girls will need their own recorder and instruction book, details of which will be communicated by Mr Wray after girls sign up for the activity.

Prep Woodwind Ensemble

Club Prep Woodwind Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Friday 1.05pm – 1.35pm
Who Years 4 - 6
Staff Mrs Daisy Sunda
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This Ensemble is open to all girls learning a woodwind instrument. Membership is to be discussed with Mrs Sunda and Mr Wray before joining.
Description The Prep Woodwind Ensemble provides an opportunity to play in a relatively intimate arrangement with other instrumentalists. It is suitable for girls who have already achieved an elementary standard on a woodwind instrument, such as flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. The Ensemble performs at major School events, such as concerts, Prize Giving and assemblies. A high level of commitment is expected.

Prep Schools' Orchestra

Club Prep Schools' Orchestra
Where Runcie Hall
When Friday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who By Invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Mrs Priya Wilson plus 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 standard orchestral instrument.

The Orchestra will be expected to perform at all major School events.

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HOME | GIRLS' PREP | CO-CURRICULAR | Music Clubs

Music Clubs

Music is taught from Reception to Year 6 by specialist music teachers. Girls 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 Drama Room
When Monday 7.45am – 8.15am
Who Years 5 and 6.  
By invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 4
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Pupils must arrive at School to start rehearsing at 7.45am.
Description By invitation only. Commitment is expected throughout the year and the ensemble performs at all the major School events.

Prep Music Theory Club

Club Prep Music Theory Club
Where Music Room
When Tuesday 7.45am - 8.15am
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 24
Term All Year
Cost Cost Involved for workbook
Additional Information The appropriate level of Eric Taylor’s Music Theory in Practice workbook will be required and this can be discussed with the teacher. Girls may join this club at any time.
Description This club is open to all girls 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 Music Room
When Thursday 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Who Years 5 and 6. By audition only.
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Mrs Anne Reece
Places 40
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Prep Chamber Choir is the elite vocal ensemble of the Girls’ Preparatory 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 Music Room
When Tuesday 1.35pm – 1.05pm
Who Years 3 – 6
Staff Mrs Suzannah Quirke
Places 20
Term All Year
Cost None
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls 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 Music Room
When Monday 1.05pm – 1.35pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Mr David Eaglestone
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost None
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.

Infant Choir

Club Infant Choir
Where Music Room
When Thursday 11.05am – 11.45am
Who Years 1 and 2
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 30
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is open to all girls in Years 1 and 2.
Description The Infant Choir provides training for Chamber Choirs in subsequent years. Girls are encouraged to sign up for a whole year to help the consistent development of vocal skills.

Preliminary Choir

Club Preliminary Choir
Where Music Room
When Wednesday 12.25pm – 1.05pm
Who Years 3 and 4
Staff Mrs Priya Wilson
Places 48
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All girls in Years 3 and 4 form the Preliminary 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.

Junior Choir

Club Junior Choir
Where Music Room
When Monday 9.45am – 10.25am
Who Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Christopher Wray
Places 48
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This ensemble is compulsory as part of the curriculum.
Description All girls in Years 5 and 6 form the Junior 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 Guitar Ensemble

Club Prep Guitar Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Tuesday 1.35pm – 2.05pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Miss Lydia Hepworth
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Girls will eat lunch before the rehearsal.
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls learning classical guitar. The group performs at major School concerts and occasionally combines with the Boys' Prep Guitar Ensemble to form a larger ensemble.

Preliminary Chamber Choir

Club Preliminary Chamber Choir
Where Music Room
When Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Who Years 3 and 4. By audition only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Miss Pippa Harrison
Places 40
Term All Year
Cost None
Description The Preliminary Chamber Choir is the training choir for the Prep Chamber Choir, which is the elite vocal ensemble of the Girls’ Preparatory 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.

Recorder Ensemble

Club Recorder Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Monday 1.35pm – 2.05pm
Who Years 4 – 6
Staff Mr Gerry McDonald
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Girls will eat lunch before attending.
Description This ensemble is suitable for girls learning the Recorder in individual lessons. The ensemble provides preparation for the Recorder Consort and performs at School concerts and assemblies.

Recorder Consort

Club Recorder Consort
Where A24, Surbiton Assembly Rooms
When Monday 4.00pm - 4.30pm
Who By invitation only
Staff Mr Gerry McDonald
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information Staff from the Girls' Preparatory School will walk over the pupils to the Surbiton Assembly Rooms.
Description This ensemble is suitable for advanced or aspirational recorder players and entry is by invitation from Mr McDonald. The ensemble performs at Senior School concerts and also at external competitions. The selected pupils will join with the Senior School pupils for rehearsals. A high level of commitment is expected for this elite ensemble.

Recorder Club

Club Recorder Club
Where Music Room
When Tuesday 12.55pm – 1.25pm
Who Year 2
Staff Mrs Frances Sullivan and Mr Christopher Wray
Places 15
Term All Year
Cost Cost of the workbooks.
Description The Recorder Club is a beginner group dedicated to exploring the basics of recorder playing in a fun and supportive environment. The Club performs at School concerts and assemblies. Girls will need their own recorder and instruction book, details of which will be communicated by Mr Wray after girls sign up for the activity.

Prep Woodwind Ensemble

Club Prep Woodwind Ensemble
Where Drama Room
When Friday 1.05pm – 1.35pm
Who Years 4 - 6
Staff Mrs Daisy Sunda
Places 10
Term All Year
Cost None
Additional Information This Ensemble is open to all girls learning a woodwind instrument. Membership is to be discussed with Mrs Sunda and Mr Wray before joining.
Description The Prep Woodwind Ensemble provides an opportunity to play in a relatively intimate arrangement with other instrumentalists. It is suitable for girls who have already achieved an elementary standard on a woodwind instrument, such as flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. The Ensemble performs at major School events, such as concerts, Prize Giving and assemblies. A high level of commitment is expected.

Prep Schools' Orchestra

Club Prep Schools' Orchestra
Where Runcie Hall
When Friday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who By Invitation only
Staff Mr Christopher Wray and Mrs Priya Wilson plus 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 standard orchestral instrument.

The Orchestra will be expected to perform at all major School events.

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