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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

This 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

A vocal group working on songs in popular styles.

Chamber Choir

You 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 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

A 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.

Big Band

A 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.

Jazz Combo

A small group of Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Bass & Drums (auditioned due to demand).

Folk Group

An acoustic ensemble covering traditional English, Irish and Scottish music.

Samba Band

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

Guitar Group

Guitarists and Bassists meet for improvisation workshops with a specialist teacher in Blues and Rock styles.

Chamber Ensembles

These 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.