With over 200 pupils having lessons every week, a regular programme of soirées and recitals, and the chapel choir featuring prominently in school services, it is hard to capture the full extent of the school’s busy musical life. Most of our pupils are drawn into musical activities during their time at school, and for some music becomes a way of life.
Annual highlights include the Christmas ‘Box of Delights’, featuring almost all our musicians in one guise or another, as well as the magnificent carol services, large-scale concerts involving the combined forces of the community choir and the school, the hotly contested House Singing competition and the ‘W Factor’, both marvellous examples of Wrekin spirit, concerts off site at such locations as Shrewsbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral and Oxford Colleges and foreign tours.
Individual music lessons are usually accommodated in the routine school day, and there are many opportunities to perform, even for our least experienced musicians. These include House concerts and debut recitalists’ concerts, and many ensembles including a Lancaster band and choir for our youngest pupils.
We have a fine tradition of jazz and rock bands, as well as musical theatre productions. Recent examples include The Armed Man, Oliver, Joseph, South Pacific and Bugsy Malone.