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Music at Edgecliff

Music at Edgecliff

Music has a central place in the culture of the whole School. It not only offers the boys a gift which they need never lose, but has proven pedagogical benefits in a host of different areas.

The music curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the Music Department at College Street, and tuition in nearly all orchestral instruments is available. Well over twenty instrumental and choral groups meet regularly. We have a symphony orchestra, two concert bands, string ensembles, two jazz ensembles, a guitar ensemble, and various chamber groups for smaller groups of instruments. We have choirs in each year group, a Chamber Choir for Year Six, a School Choir for Years Four and Five and two auditioned chorales for Year Five and Six. Boys are offered the chance to learn taiko drumming skills in groups. From time to time boys are given the opportunity to go on tour, where they can be involved in an orchestra, a concert band or a choir to perform outside the School.