Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ - Plato
The Music department aims to provide all its students, regardless of ability, opportunities to explore the world of music and all its benefits in an inclusive and aspirational environment.
In curriculum music this is through the interrelated disciplines of performing, composing and listening and appraising. Students work independently, in small groups and as a class to explore a wide range of styles and historic periods of music. Students have opportunities to sing, learn to play instruments, learn how to read staff notation and how to create music using both instruments and music technology. No ceiling is set for achievement and all students are encouraged to explore and develop their skills and knowledge.
Co-curricular music at Holyport College is ambitious, inclusive and far-reaching. The timetable is amended from term to term to cater for both student interests and the normal calendar requirements of a busy boarding school. With a minimum of three choirs, a school musical, an orchestra, jazz band and countless student-led groups including rock bands and a ukulele club in addition to coursework support and repertoire coaching, there is something for everyone. Private instrumental and singing lessons are available for all and students frequently take ABRSM, LCM, Trinity and Rock School exams, with many gaining UCAS points for passes at Grade 6 and above prior to A level study.
Everything we do in the Music department at Holyport College is aimed at helping students to work with others, problem solve, develop independence and resilience and above all else, realise their potential whilst having a creative, emotive and hugely fun outlet.