Extra-Curricular Music

There are a number of extra-curricular music activities at St Georges School. 

St Georges School Choir

The Choir sings a wide range of songs in different styles including pop songs and has performed at Wembley Arena and on BBC Songs of Praise this year.   The choir rehearses Wednesday 3.30pm in S2.

Orchestra

The Concert Orchestra is an orchestra for brass, woodwind and string players of all abilities at school and rehearses on Monday 3.15pm – 4.15pm in S2. 

Rock School

Rock School is open to anyone who wishes to form or join a band.  It is open to all budding electric guitarists, bass players, keyboardist, drummers and vocalists.  Groups choose to perform either their own songs, or a range of pop/rock music.  Rock School meets on Thursday 3.30 – 5.30pm in S2.

Music Theory Club

Music Theory Club is for anyone who is working towards ABRSM Grade 5 theory.  The club is open to all musicians for all abilities.  Music Theory club meets during lunchtime on Wednesdays, 1.30 – 2.00pm in S2.

Instrumental Lessons

We are supported in our work by a team of excellent Instrumental Music Tutors Instrumental Music Lessons are available on a range of instruments (including voice) to all students.  We currently offer lessons on the following instruments:

  • Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone)

  • Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)

  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello)

  • Piano

  • Percussion/Drum kit

  • Voice

  • Guitar (classical, acoustic, electric, bass)

Instrumental Music Lesson Timetables

Instrumental Music Lessons take place during the school day.  Your child will be given a timetable with a rotating time for their music lesson so that they don't always miss the same school lesson each week.  However, your child will almost definitely miss some school lesson time to attend music lessons and will need to catch up on any school work missed or homework set.  We are not able to make individual arrangements regarding music lesson times and, if you are very concerned about your child missing school lesson time, you may wish to consider private lessons outside of school.

Musical Instrument Hire

Students must have an instrument which they can use to practise at home.  Some instruments are available for hire through the school.  (Drums, guitar, piano/keyboard are not available for hire).  For more information contact Ms Savage, Head of Music.

Please note that, if you learn a brass/woodwind/string instrument it is expected that you will attend the appropriate ensemble regularly. It is expected that all students attending singing lessons attend the appropriate choir regularly.