All pupils study music until Middle 5 (year 10). There is an emphasis on practical music with composition. After Middle 5, some pupils pursue the subject at GCSE and IB. Those who chose not to do this are strongly encouraged to continue their music making through the many various ensembles and individual instrumental and singing tuition. Indeed, from first thing in the morning until last thing in the evening, music is being made somewhere at King William’s College.
Most activities are open to everyone in all year groups. Others are more specialised and require audition. Of these, the most popular is the Chapel Choir. This group sings the weekly service for School Chapel. The Chapel choir has also performed in Venice, in Liverpool Cathedral, accross the Island, and there are plans to go to Cologne at the end of the year 2011-2012. However, there really is something of very high quality for everybody to enjoy and performance opportunities occur frequently. Click here to download this terms activities.
In recent years, individual students have successfully undertaken diplomas and conservatoire auditions. A personal music programme is in place to cater for the needs and to develop the talents of every child at the College. The Director of Music, two music teachers and our dedicated team of peripatetic teachers ensure that your child receives the very best support possible on their musical journey. We are very proud of our pupils’ musical achievements and we hope that you will come along to one of our many events to hear them!