Our Aldwickbury music curriculum boasts an impressive selection of music ensembles for boys to take part in. These include:
Aldwickbury Ukes (beginner ukulele group open to staff and boys)
Aldwickbury Strings (staff and boys, advanced chamber group)
Andante and Allegro Strings (beginner and intermediate string groups)
Guitar Ensemble (beginner and intermediate groups)
A major music and drama production takes place every Christmas term, with a cast of 60 or so volunteers from Years 5-8. Similar opportunities exist in the Pre-Prep and Junior Departments.
There is at least one formal evening instrumental and choral concert each term and a number of informal lunchtime recitals which provide performing experience for boys at any stage of their musical development.
Individual tuition is provided in piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, baritone, guitar (electric and classical), percussion (kit, xylophone, timpani), flute, clarinet, oboe, singing and ABRSM grade 5 theory.
Approximately 170 individual lessons (Years 1-8) take place each week. An Associated Board examiner visits the school each term and Theory of Music examinations also take place. A pleasing number of Merits and Distinctions are regularly obtained and failures are almost unheard of. Most years see at least one Music Scholarship to a senior school.