See below for more information.
Brass Group is open to all girls playing any brass instrument. They have the opportunity to play different styles of ensemble music in many of our concerts including the Carol Service and termly concerts.
The Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir for up to 18 voices. The repertoire is extremely varied and challenging, and the singers are expected to be good sight-readers. There is much opportunity for performance in and out of school at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.
Flute Ensemble (Intermediate)
The group is open to flautists of approximately Grade 2 to 4 standard. It is an opportunity to play duets, trios and quartets in lots of different styles with other flute players.
Individual Music Lessons
*The following are available as individual music lessons:
- Classical/Folk Guitar
- Double Bass
- Electric Guitar
This choir is for the younger years. It offers everyone the chance to sing repertoire that they enjoy with their friends. We sing many styles of music including pop, jazz, musicals and classical songs. It also gives the girls an opportunity to sing in the Christmas Carol Service in Banbury as well as in our main concerts. There is no audition; we just want the girls to enjoy singing.
The orchestra is for girls in any year. It encourages girls to gain experience working in a large ensemble as well as developing their own skills on their instrument. They will have many performing opportunities and it is a great way to get to know girls in other years.
The School Band meets once a week to play original songs and cover versions. The band plays in a variety of styles and includes guitar, bass, piano drums and vocalists. There is no required level of musicianship but a basic understanding of music and an enthusiasm for rock and pop is preferred.
The Senior Choir is for girls in the IVs to UVI. We cover a range of styles and genres from modern day pop songs to the more traditional jazz, classic song and church repertoire. There is no audition, only a love of singing is required, and there are lots of opportunities to perform in concerts and services.
Sixth Form Band
The Sixth Form Band gets together every week to rehearse. The group plays covers and originals with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. There is no required level of musicianship, but a basic understanding of music and an enthusiasm for rock and pop is preferred.
The string quartet is open to string players in any year. They will be working to develop their ensemble skills and gain experiences in performing and understanding rehearsal techniques.