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Preparatory School Music

Bromsgrove Preparatory School has a thriving Music Department. Based in the Webber building, it shares its facilities with the Senior School, providing excellent facilities for our musicians.

Every pupil is taught academic music, where the focus is on developing an appreciation for different styles and genres of music and gaining confidence in performance – particularly through basic keyboard skills.

In the classroom, music is taught in a number of ways using a variety of instruments and through singing. Visits to the nearby Symphony Hall in Birmingham enrich classroom teaching and encourage participation and learning. Visiting musicians and performers enhance the curriculum further providing opportunities for pupils to hear professional musicians at work.

The Prep School has an extensive range of Ensembles ranging from Orchestra, Flute Group, Brass Band to Jazz Group, Rock School, Samba with much in-between. Rehearsals run throughout the year with a large variety of concerts on offer for pupils to perform in – whatever age or standard they are.

Perhaps the most significant and public ensemble is our Prep School Choir. The choir meets three times a week, singing regularly for pupils in Chapel. They also sing in concerts throughout the year and other special occasions. Recent events include singing at Birmingham Cathedral, St John’s Church, Bromsgrove and the Normal Power Centre in Ladywood. The choir enjoys a music tour every two years, most recently visiting cities such as Rome and Edinburgh. In 2012, they will be visiting Paris.

To access the Preparatory School Music Documents please follow the link to go through to the document library, where you will find the Ensembles timetable, the Arts calendar of events and a presentation by the Music Department.