Our pupils enjoy a wealth of extra-curricular music activities which include our Lower School Choir, Third Form Choir, Senior Choir, Orchestra, Flute Group, Saxophone Group, Brass Ensemble and String Group.
The addition of our new music facility on campus allows our pupils to study, practice and perform in the most modern of environments. There is an established schedule of performances throughout the academic year with a wide variety in formality which allows all students to gain experience and to develop self-confidence.
Formal concerts provide an opportunity for our gifted and able musicians to perform solos. We also provide opportunities to perform within the local community and encourage participation in music festivals. All forms of music at all standards are encouraged, the only criterion being that students give of their best.
Shebbear College has been awarded the Gold Music Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians
Shebbear College has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Gold certificate in GCSE music, putting the school in the top 87 schools nationally.
‘Music is a hugely important subject in itself, for future professional careers and for wider learning in a school; it adds huge benefits to the wider curriculum, school and community life and educational opportunity. As the professional body for musicians, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.’
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Shebbear College Steinway Initiative
To complement our new dedicated Music building we are proud to announce that we have taken delivery of our first Steinway Grand piano which has added a wonderful dimension to recent concerts and performances. More Steinway pianos are on order for the new Music department.