Rydal Penrhos Community

      Outside of the classroom, the music department runs a wealth of activities to enrich and enhance the curriculum, and to create cultural and artistic opportunities that allow all pupils, regardless of ability, to develop an enjoyment of making and appreciating music.

      We also ensure gifted and talented pupils are challenged to achieve their full potential through regular performance opportunities and additional coaching.

      We have a superb peripatetic music tuition team consisting of specialist piano, guitar, violin, cello, voice, clarinet, saxophone and percussion teachers. Lessons are available weekly.

      The Junior Vocal Ensemble, which is open to all, is a vibrant and enthusiastic group of children who love singing and perform every term. The Treble Makers is an auditioned vocal ensemble with a focus on singing in harmony to the highest possible standard.

      They compete regularly in competitions and have enjoyed participating in the North Wales Choral Festival and Chester Music Festival.

      Each term, we hold a concert comprising of items prepared in class, by co-curricular groups as mentioned above, by soloists and by small ensembles. We also hold a Young Performers evening termly to present works in progress in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

      Children are regularly invited out into the community to perform, be it at local care homes at Christmas or at the Remembrance Sunday service.