Music is a high priority at Earlswood. We employ a full time music specialist - Andrew Scullin, to work with all the children and support our teachers. From our orchestra and choirs, to our one to one tutors from Surrey Arts there is an increasing amount of opportunities to get involved with music at Earlswood, regardless of ability.
We are lucky enough to have our own music room and a wealth of instruments and resources. We use digital equipment to expand the student’s knowledge of composition and structure and incorporate more in depth techniques such as audio technology using our ipads and excellent recording facilities.
The choir have performed in the Primary Schools Music Festival, Bandfest and Young Voices concert at the London O2 Arena and we are always looking for other exciting events to take part in.
Every year group has a great deal of exposure to music throughout the academic year whether it’s singing and rhythm work with the Infants, building instruments in Year 3, learning the ukulele in Year 4 or composing and recording in Years 5 and 6, music will always provide something new and exciting to engage the pupils.
Our choir is increasing in popularity and we would like to cater for this extra demand. Our choir will take part in several exciting events throughout the school year. These include a joint school event in November, the carol concerts at St. John’s and St. Matthew’s church, performing at the O2 for the Young Voices concert, The Primary School Music Festival at The Dorking Halls and Bandfest, also at the Dorking Halls. All pupils from the Junior school are invited to join the choir but places will be given on a first come first served basis. However there will be a second ‘community choir’ who will be invited to perform at the more local events including the carol concerts, school fairs and other events in the area.
Our choir prides itself on being inclusive and even if your child isn’t confident in their ability to sing, we provide the perfect environment for them to build their confidence and improve their singing technique in a fun and friendly environment.
Please bear in mind that we expect all members of the choir to participate in all of our performances - it is quite a big commitment but thoroughly worth it.
If you play an instrument and would like to experience working with other musicians then the Earlswood Orchestra is the perfect environment to improve these skills. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with your instrument, we would like to invite you to join. Even if you play an instrument that you feel isn’t right for an orchestra, don’t let that put you off – come along and join in the fun.