Music at EHS is all about opportunity. Our simple aim is to encourage every girl, whatever her ability, to get involved in, and enjoy, the musical life of the school.
The Music Department is housed in its own building at the heart of the School which boasts two large scale rehearsal rooms, a hi-tech composition suite and six tuition rooms each with a piano for accompaniment. The Music Department also makes regular use of the Octagon, the multi-purpose space at the centre of School life, for concerts and productions and benefits from a Steinway Grand there, donated by former members of Staff.
All girls are strongly encouraged at every stage to participate in extra-curricular music, regardless of whether they take music lessons within school. Several concerts are organised each term, in which pupils can perform to each other and to parents. In this way girls are encouraged to gain experience of playing in front of an audience. Our groups:
Senior School: Chamber Choir, Flute Ensemble, Junior Choir, Rock Group, Senior Choir, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Senior Orchestra, Senior Wind Band, Training Orchestra and Training Windband.
Peripatetic visiting staff give tuition on the following instruments all of which can be borrowed for use in School: Pianoforte, Flute, Oboe/Recorder, Clarinet/Saxophone, Bassoon, Violin/Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Brass and Percussion.