Music Groups

Our Music groups cater for varying abilities and tastes and are open to all Sixth Form students. The weekly rehearsals will be scheduled within your College timetable and lead up to large public concerts which take place half-termly.

College Choir

Student singingThis is the largest music group and is open to all who enjoy singing in a fun, friendly and challenging environment.

The repertoire varies from Gospel to Motets and annually includes one large choral work; recent performances have included Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G Major and Mozart’s Requiem.

Rock Choir

Student singing into microphoneA vocal group working on songs in popular styles.

Chamber Choir

Students singingYou will need to audition to join this group of able singers.

You will perform more complex music than the College Choir, mostly unaccompanied. Members commit to a challenging programme of vocal training.

Sylvia's Singers

A group of students singingA group of students who have classical singing lessons at Huish to improve ensemble and sight-reading skills.

Repertoire includes accompanied and unaccompanied sacred and secular choral music.

Symphony Orchestra

OrchestraA large group of 50-60 players of string, brass and woodwind instruments.

Open to performers above Grade 4, though the repertoire is considerably more difficult (practice copies are available). Recent works include Sibelius’ Karelia Suite and Copland’s Rodeo.

String Orchestra

Students playing String instrumentsA separate group of Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses join to perform Classical, Folk & Modern Music.

Big Band

Student playing TrumpetA large band playing Jazz and Latin standards, as well as arrangements of Soul and Blues.

Saxes, Clarinets and Brass players are welcome, plus an auditioned rhythm section of Piano, Bass, Drums and Guitar.

Wind Band

Students playing wind instrumentsA traditional band consisting of Brass and Woodwind players, playing a range of different styles.

Depending on players, separate Woodwind and Brass groups work on specialised repertoires including Bowen’s woodwind suite and Gabrieli’s brass canzonas.

Jazz Combo

Jazz and Folk EventA small group of Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Bass & Drums (auditioned due to demand).

Folk Group

Students playing folk instrumentsAn acoustic ensemble covering traditional English, Irish and Scottish music.

Samba Band

Samba bandA group for people who have a passion for Percussion and Latin rhythms.

Clarinet Group

Student playing ClarinetA fun ensemble exploring Clarinet repertoire from Disney classics to Russian folk music.

Sax Group

SaxophonistsAn ensemble for saxophonist focusing mainly on Jazz but also Contemporary arrangements.

Guitar Group

Student playing guitarGuitarists and Bassists meet for improvisation workshops with a specialist teacher in Blues and Rock styles.

Chamber Ensembles

Students playing Brass instrumentsThese small groups consist of any instrumental grouping depending on current students e.g. String, Brass or Wind Quartets, Trios etc.

Specialised weekly rehearsals lead to regular performances.