Music at Derby High

Music plays a central part in the life of our school.  We are proud of our musical tradition and are fortunate to have some outstanding purpose-built facilities which were opened by the Earl of Wessex in 2011.  

The musical year is packed with concertsservices and events such as our inter-house music competition.

A large proportion of our students take individual instrumental and singing lessons within school.  These are taught by our team of 12 specialist, self-employed staff.  

There are many opportunities to make music with others at lunchtimes and after school. This includes:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Wind band
  • String Orchestra
  • Intermediate Choir (Years 7-9)
  • Senior Choir (Years 10-13)
  • Chapel Choir (by audition)
  • Jazz Band
  • Flute Groups
  • String Quartets
  • Saxophone Groups
  • Clarinet Groups
  • House Orchestras & Vocal Groups

Please follow the Music Department's Twitter feed for regular updates on music at Derby High