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Music

An enormous amount of extra-curricular music takes place at the RGS and both the range and quality of performances are hugely impressive.

The Department produces about thirty concerts a year and it has established an enviable reputation within the local community for the standards of its music making. Tuition is available on all instruments from the large team of visiting music teachers and the facilities available for rehearsal and performance are excellent.

There are two full symphony orchestras and a string orchestra, two fifty-strong wind bands and a wide range of smaller ensembles rehearsing every week. The large school choir plays an important part in the life of the School while the Chamber Choir, which involves girls from Guildford High School, performs both in Guildford and at cathedrals across the United Kingdom. There is an active Parents’ Choir of over 100 members.

The Department is very actively involved with community outreach and supports string schemes in local primary schools as well as offering various world music workshops for children from local schools. The RGS operates as the educational outreach hub for the Southern Pro Musica which has a contract to provide classical music within Guildford Borough.

"The range of musical opportunities is outstanding"
ISI Report 2014