Music is in our soul
Music has a central role at Sedbergh. Sedbergh understands that everyone discovers and enjoys music in many different forms, and its approach and broad musical foundation allows all pupils to explore their musical potential and express themselves through music. All pupils are exposed to music, be it through the weekly Music assemblies, one of the 60+ concerts each academic year, or simply through the exceptionally strong congregational singing that is such a highlight of the Sedbergh experience.
More than half of the pupil body are involved in regular rehearsals for one or more of our twenty-two choirs and ensembles, which include our Chapel Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Swing Band, Soul Band as well as a host of chamber groups. Some of these groups are led by our outstanding, dynamic team of visiting music teachers – many of whom are busy professional musicians performing with the UK’s leading ensembles and opera houses, or examiners with boards such as ABRSM.
£1.5m has been invested in music facilities in recent years, including a new concert space. Pupils win places in national ensembles, while some advance to read Music at University and at Music College. The School has strong links with other musical organisations including the National Childrens’ Orchestra and the National Youth Wind Orchestra - both of which hold regular courses at Sedbergh.