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Music

At Blundell’s Prep we aim to instil a love of music in all pupils. The children have one hour of class music each week and are invited to join a range of instrumental and singing activities including our popular choirs.

Music at Blundell’s Prep is an integral part of school life. A specialist teaches this subject from Nursery to Year 6 within the curriculum. Ten peripatetic teachers visit to teach a wide variety of instruments. These include piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums and singing. All the children sing each week and are encouraged to join our thriving choir in Year 3 and above We also have a girls’ choral choir, a boys’ choral choir, a string group and a wind band which meet each week.

The children are given many opportunities during the year to perform in concerts within school and the community either as a soloist or in groups.

Aims of the Music department

  • For all children to enjoy their music-making, and that all should be encouraged to participate vocally and instrumentally.
  • To give children the skills to continue their enjoyment of music in later life.
  • To assist each child to develop a positive self-image and self-confidence, and to develop a sensitive response to sound and music.
  • To offer children the opportunity to perform to a variety of audiences.

Instruments taught

  • Percussion - Drums, Piano
  • Woodwind - Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Flute
  • Brass - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone
  • Strings - Violin, Cello*
  • Voice - Singing, Speech and Drama

Music Clubs

  • Boys’ Choral Choir
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Girls’ Choral Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Percussion
  • Recorder
  • String Group
  • Theory and Wind Group

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