Music and Drama

Music and Drama

There is a strong tradition of music at HGS. Practical music making is regularly heard around the school, whether in the department, assemblies or at our frequent concert performances. Vocal/instrumental performance, composition or the use of music technology is strongly supported. We also encourage students to appreciate the vast array of musical styles they hear both in and out of school.

Drama regularly takes centre stage at HGS and there are numerous productions on all year round. From Shakespeare to contemporary plays as well as those written by our students there is always something different to be involved in or just appreciate. Not only do our students undertake the acting roles on stage, but we provide opportunities for students to work on stage management, lighting and sound, front of house and set design. We also have our very own Theatre In Education company called ‘Nameless’ that put on performances both in and out of school and to children of all ages.

The music and drama departments regularly join together to produce our whole school productions which have recently included Return to the Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors and We Will Rock You.


We have a strong team of peripatetic instrumental music teachers where students can choose to have lessons on a wide range of instruments or voice. There are also numerous musical ensembles, both small to large and lower to higher ability – something for all students to participate in.

Instrument Family   Teacher Name   Instruments   Regular Day   Timetable 
Guitars Mr Shaw Acoustic Guitar,

Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar

 Mondays & Tuesdays Guitar – Mr Shaw
Piano Mrs Preece Piano Tuesdays & Fridays Piano – Mrs Preece
Drums & Percussion Miss Rosborough Drum Kit,

Xylophone, Timpani etc.

Tuesdays Percussion – Miss Rosborough
Singing Mr Hall Vocal – all styles Wednesday & Fridays Singing – Mr Hall
Strings Mrs Hutton-Searle Violin, Viola, Cello Wednesdays Strings – Mrs Hutton-Searle
Brass Mr Marchesi Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel Horn,

Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Thursdays Brass – Mr Marchesi
Woodwind Mr Russell Flute, Clarinet


Thursdays Woodwind – Mr Russell

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