Specialist Music Course
Pupils are offered places on the specialist music course and as choristers on the understanding that they fulfil the requirements and conditions on which they were admitted. In addition to the general conditions, the following conditions apply to boys admitted to the Junior House and to the specialist music course.
Length of the school day
For all boys in the Junior House, the school day normally starts with 40 minutes choral or instrumental work at 8 o'clock. In the senior school boys are normally required to attend school at 8 o'clock on three mornings and to take part in choral or instrumental practice or rehearsal on two afternoons. All may also be required to attend other rehearsals, particularly when preparing for concerts.
All boys admitted to the Junior House and specialist music course are required to take part in musical activities arranged outside normal school hours, including weekends and holidays.
All pupils are required to learn one musical instrument and most will be expected to learn a second instrument. Tuition is arranged by the school and for the first instrument is free of charge. Pupils are required to follow the programme of practice set by the tutor. All pupils are required to take part in ensemble work and must attend rehearsals and must undertake the practice required for rehearsals.