Westminster City School's Music Department is proud to offer a wide variety of opportunities – within and outside our School – to our young people.
Outside the classroom
Every day we run lunchtime and after-school extracurricular clubs. Highlights include our Choir (pupils who frequently attend are awarded a special choir tie), our orchestra and our wind bands. All enable our pupils to take part in various performance opportunities throughout the year.
For those interested in music technology, there are possibilities outside of lessons to gain additional one-to-one support through our Music Club.
Our Music Department's practice rooms are also freely accessible, so pupils get to use studio equipment to make music and to improve their compositional and performance skills.
Learning an instrument
We encourage participation in our numerous ensemble groups by providing instrumental lessons in brass, strings and woodwind, as well as piano, guitar and drums.
In addition to the joy of learning an instrument, our pupils can choose to take their ABRSM and Trinity Grade examinations.
Inspiring Musical Futures
Our School’s innovative programme, Inspiring Musical Futures, aims to ensure every Year 7 pupil has access to a free instrument lesson each week.
If you wish to support our Inspiring Musical Futures programme, then please contact our Finance Office on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, current parents/carers can donate via ParentPay.
Our unique central London location, combined with our active Music Department, means we have connections with external organisations like Voces8, the English National Opera, The Musicians Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal College of Music and Inner Voices.
We walk closely with these leading organisations and performers to provide trips, workshops and other additional performance opportunities for our pupils, both at Palace Street and in venues across London.
In addition, our annual Foundation concert unites Westminster City School with other schools within our Foundation, providing a spectacular evening of music and performance.
Beyond our School
We are proud to offer a magnitude of reward trips throughout the year. A favourite amongst pupils is Rock Assembly, our trip to Wembley Arena every summer. At Rock Assembly, schools are invited to spend a day learning about careers in music, before gathering in the arena to enjoy a concert by upcoming and headlining artists.
In summer 2019, Westminster City School was selected to be one of the performing groups at Rock Assembly.