Music is fully embedded in the life of the School. Many of our pupils are actively involved in performing and there is a wide range of opportunities to perform, from Pops Choir and Chamber Choir to Orchestra, Concert band and various ensembles. The Music department collaborates closely with drama in productions and musicals.
Many girls participate in two major concerts each year at Shrewsbury Abbey and St. Chad’s Church (which also include large combined choirs from Senior and Junior departments), and the whole school and many staff perform with their houses at our Carol Service. There are informal concerts each term in school, and advanced pupils also perform in chamber concerts, public lunchtime recitals and special services at a variety of venues across the County.
Individual music lessons are delivered each week by our specialist peripatetic team, and musicians also play regularly with the Shropshire County Orchestras and ensembles. There are currently advanced players performing with National Youth Wind Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and studying at the Junior Academy at Birmingham Conservatory.
Musicians at Shrewsbury High School enjoy success across all areas of life at Shrewsbury High School with music benefitting the individual and whole school community: