King Henry’s Prep School has a thriving music department with the majority of pupils learning a musical instrument from our huge team of visiting music teachers. In addition, we have choirs, orchestras and several chamber ensembles.
We work closely with our team over in the Senior School on joint projects, music trips and ventures with our Spring Concert at the Warwick Arts Centre being the highlight.
There are presently over 200 music lessons taking place each week and last year many children took and passed ABRSM Music Examinations. The levels being achieved range from Grade 1 through to Grade 6!
All instruments are available for children to learn and these include:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Guitar, Drum kit, Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Cornet, Trombone Piano, Singing, Music Theory.
As well as having two classroom music lessons each week, there are many clubs, choirs and ensembles. These groups take place each week at the following times:
8:00am Chamber Choir
10:35am Recorder Ensemble
1:00pm Junior Choir (Year 3 and 4)
3:00pm Beginner Strings Club (year 1 and 2)
8:00am Wind Band
10:35 String Orchestra
1:00pm Key Stage One Orchestra (Year 1 and 2)
8:00am Theory Club
8:00am Grade Five Theory Class
12:30 Senior Choir (Year 5 and 6)
8:00am Chamber Ensemble
12:30 Year One Beginner Recorder Club
10:35am Brass Ensemble
1:00pm Year Two Beginner Recorder Club
8:00am Chamber Orchestra
12:30 School Orchestra (years 3- 6)
Regular performances take place throughout the school year, including the Annual Carol Service at Coventry Cathedral, our Harvest Festival and concerts, talent shows and performances.
We also have a regular international residential when the Choir and Orchestra have travelled overseas, giving performances in Austria and Germany.