Bands, Orchestras, & Choirs

After more than a year of closures due to Covid19 restrictions, we have decided that now is the right time to implement necessary change to our ensembles, collectively known as the County School of Music (CSM). We will run fewer regular bands, but these will be supplemented by an increased number of workshop-style opportunities.

 

Students can join the CSM for a flat fee of £45 per term, which will allow them to play in any regular ensemble suitable for their standard.

 

Stompers

Stompers is the ultimate group for beginners and students up to grade two, who want to join an exciting band.

 

It's the perfect place to gain experience of playing in a group and enjoy performing at large events. Stompers welcomes all instruments!

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Showbands

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This are our flagship mixed orchestras, consisting of two groups - Senior (Grade 5+) and Intermediate (Grade 3-4). Perfect for experienced students and those looking to move on from their local Stompers. Highlights include performing at large events and international tours.

 

String Orchestras

These are our flagship string orchestras, consisting of two groups - Senior (Grade 5+) and Intermediate (Grade 3-4). Perfect for experienced students and those looking to move on from their local Stompers. Highlights include performing at large events and international tours.

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Choirs

We currently run three choirs to cater for a range of abilities. Senior Girls Choir (Year 10+) is suitable for long standing students, with Intermediate Boys (Year 2+) and Intermediate Girls (Year 5+) being suitable for younger or less experienced singers. Highlights include performing at large events and international tours.