Music at Thorpe Hall School
There are many musical opportunities for pupils at Thorpe Hall. In addition to classroom lessons, instrumental and singing tuition is offered on a one-to-one basis (additional charges apply). Pupils can have lessons with expert and experienced teachers on piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute, drums, guitar, voice, violin and trumpet.
There are choirs in the Lower School (KS1 & KS2) and the Upper School (KS3 & KS4). Both choirs take part in concerts and events held throughout the year as well as in the Southend and Leigh Festivals. Lower School pupils also take part in the ever-popular South East Essex Schools Music Association (SEESMA) concerts in June each year.
There is a Lower School Orchestra with children from Years 5 and 6 playing a variety of orchestral instruments and classroom percussion. In the Upper School pupils form rock bands and are given opportunities to perform to a variety of audiences. Headteacher, Andrew Hampton, also runs ‘Lean In’ – an a capella group in the Upper School.
The school also stages a sophisticated musical production, giving pupils an excellent opportunity to sing, play and perform together.