Music is an essential part of life at Box Hill School and we continue to invest in providing state of the art facilities to showcase our student’s efforts. Our purpose-built Music School includes a large IT suite of apple macs equipped with Garage Band, Logic and Sibelius software to enable students of all abilities to compose music, as well as being involved in live performance. Seven instrumental practice rooms, a recital room and a high tech recording studio are open throughout the day. In the evening boarders have access to facilities to assist with their independent learning.
Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities for students to perform. All Year 7 and 8 students take part in a class singing competition and other whole school annual events include carol services, live music night, piano recital evenings, Inter-Thirds music competitions and the end of year Summer Concert.
The school has a thriving choir, chamber choir and jazz band which many of our senior music students are involved in. Music is one of the ways in which both intellect and character are developed and, as such, we believe it is fundamental that everyone is able to participate. Therefore, for non-performers who wish to study GCSE music, there is the option of pursuing a technological pathway in our recording studio and specially recorded podcasts of all the main GCSE music topics are available on a website to help with revision.
For those who wish to study musical instruments, we have a team of highly-experienced peripatetic teachers.