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Find your rhythm

Music engages students from all musical backgrounds in the wonders of learning to play, appreciate and explore the world of music.  We believe all new students are musicians, whether they perform in a large-scale orchestra or simply enjoy listening to music.

Through a varied and challenging Music curriculum both in the classroom and as extra curricular activities, students develop positive attributes of musicianship; respect, resilience and the patience required to develop excellence.

Many students extend their musical experience by learning to play an instrument.  Our dedicated instrumental and vocal teachers provide individual lessons, enabling students to master an additional performing skill.  We are delighted that some of these students have gone on to study Music at some of the top Conservatoires in the country.

At OSH, I can go down to Hanbury and play away my favourite tunes.  It's just a chance to be me.

Hrithik, Year 8

Music is a valued part of our curriculum; not only because of the joy such a subject can provide, but also because the study of Music can lead to highly prized and aspirational career choices.  To support this, we expose students to workshops with professional conductors and musicians as well as visiting world-renowned orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

Beyond the classroom, there are a wide range of Music-based co-curricular opportunities; Concert Orchestra, Brass Band, Guitar Ensemble, School Choir, Chamber Choir, Samba Band, Percussion Ensemble and Big Band to name a few.  These ensembles perform throughout the school year in our prestigious events such as our annual Michaelmas and Summer Concerts, our Founders Day Service, School Carol Service and Great Witley Carol Service.

Our pupils allow me to share my love and knowledge of my subject, whilst also helping to enthuse the next generation of musicians. 

Miss Hackett, Director of Music


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