Music Activities

Extracurricular music activities are open to all and play an important part in the life of the school, with approximately 250 girls attending lunch hour practices. Vocal groups are organised by age, and membership of instrumental ensembles is determined by standard of performance. We have a full team of specialist, peripatetic music staff who offer individual tuition on most instruments. Lessons are timetabled during the school day.

Our musical groups include:

Junior Choir

Junior Chamber Choir

Senior Choir

Senior Chamber Choir

Chamber Music

String Orchestra

Training Orchestra

Main Orchestra

Wind Band

Foundation Wind Band

Wind Ensemble

Piano Ensemble

Brass Group

Flute Choir

String Quartet

Theory and Aural classes

Chamber Ensembles (for all ages and abilities)

GCSE Composition Club

Together with Warwick School, we offer places in the Foundation Wind Band and Foundation Orchestra for girls with at least Grade 5, at a good standard. Auditions are not usually necessary. Foundation Choir is for girls in Year 9 and above with no audition.


The department has a busy concert programme, including junior and senior concerts and musicals, an annual Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, joint projects with Warwick School and regular workshops and trips.

Recent concerts and events have included:

  • Carmina Burana
  • Music for Youth
  • National Wind Band Festival
  • Local Festivals
  • Orchestras

Girls are also regular members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, National Children’s Orchestra, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, City of Birmingham Youth Orchestra, City of Birmingham Youth Chorus and Coventry Youth Orchestra.