Music

The music department has the aim that every child in the school will learn to play a musical instrument whilst at Westbrook Hay. Many are encouraged to play in the school orchestra, performing at Evensong at school and also special performances for Advent and the Harvest Festival. There are also opportunities for more informal band ensembles. Music lessons for most instruments may be booked with qualified music teachers.

All children in Years 7 and 8 have had the opportunity to use ICT in music. With the increased use of music technology, senior students can now use software programs such as Band in a Box, and the Apple-based Garage band for virtual studio music composition.

Parents and teachers are also very welcome to come along to sing as part of a Westbrook Hay adult choir.

The music room has recently been refurbished to include redecoration, new lighting, furniture and brand new resources which have helped to make the music room a stimulating place for children to learn about and enjoy music.

Instrumental Music Lessons

Qualified peripetetic staff visit the school to teach musical instrumental lessons.  Guitar, piano, brass, violin, drums, flute, clarinet, cello, trumpet, French horn, trombone, horn, oboe, bass guitar, double bass, electric guitar, music theory and singing.  Over 120 pupils from Year 2 upwards are learning to play an instrument.