Music and Drama
The Music department has a fantastic team of 13 visiting instrumental teachers, offering tuition on a wide variety of instruments including a vocal tutor.
There is a strong Junior Choir, open to children in Key Stage 2 and they rehearse weekly as well as singing during assemblies and hymn practice.
The Choir has competed in two local festivals this year, and they participated in the Young Voices concert at the O2 in February 2017. This term they were invited by a local nursing home once again to perform during their Harvest Service. The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells was there to enjoy the beautiful version of ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’ the choir sung. The children had a lovely morning and are looking forward to returning again next year.
Theatre, performance and public speaking are strong features of the curriculum and one of the highlights is the annual production involving children in Years 3-6.
We have a combined Prep and Senior School Orchestra who meet once a week and, along with the Recorder Ensemble, they perform in the annual Winter Concert and Prep Soiree. Regular workshops and concert outings are organised throughout the year.
There are also opportunities for children to perform at informal occasions, assemblies and concerts including the ‘Celebration of Song.’
DRAMA IN YEAR 6
All students in Year 6 have one Drama lesson a week in the Senior School Drama Studio. This lesson offers all students the opportunity to develop their interpersonal and communication skills, whilst deepening their knowledge of the English curriculum. The students will engage in lots of team-building activities, improving their vocal and physical performance skills and confidence. All Year 6 students can choose to perform in a variety of shows, with some taking part in the upcoming production of Bugsy Malone, to their own Prep School production once a year.