The department’s vision is to achieve high standards of music making whilst embracing new and innovative technology within the learning environment. From singing a Mozart Mass in Worcester Cathedral to performing Jazz improvisations, Djembe drumming, and the creation of Garage Band loops. Every child’s interest is explored.
Singing serves as the main source of musical expression in the school. Pupils gather each week to explore the vast repertoire of hymns and communal singing. They sing songs in unison and parts enhancing their pitch awareness. All Year Three to Year Six children take part in our wonderful carol service held in Worcester Cathedral and pupils are encouraged to perform at regular Informal Concerts, assemblies and musical productions. Parents and visitors are always welcome to share in the children’s obvious enjoyment of these musical activities and celebrate their developing skills and talents.
At RGS The Grange, children have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments and voice in lessons delivered by our dedicated team of excellent peripatetic music teachers. There are numerous specialist led music clubs to explore interests further, including String Group, Flute Group, Wind Band, Junior and Senior Choirs and Music Club for Pre Prep children. Termly ABRSM visits enable the children to undertake Graded examinations within the school.
The department prides itself on the musical development of each individual and children gain confidence through their achievements, which include pupils performing at the Barnardo’s National Choir Finals at the Royal Festival Hall, London, with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a production of The Merchant of Venice in Stratford upon Avon, the Chamber Choir gaining first place success at Worcester Competitive Arts Festival and Cheltenham Festivals , performance at Huntingdon Hall and on local radio. Many RGS The Grange pupils have gone on to gain music scholarships.
Our facilities include two performance spaces, music room, series of peripatetic teaching rooms broad range of orchestral and percussion instruments. Access to iPads and a whiteboard enhances learning. Children are able to record their performances and analyse their progress as musicians.
We hope to welcome you to our music department, which aspires to provide our children with the highest musical education, with our priorities in experience, fulfilment and enjoyment for all.