We aim to be a lively department that is at the very heart of the school, where effective learning and the development of young people takes place.We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious music curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and enjoyment. Our music curriculum will give students the opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions, use imagination, experimentation and develop their own creative style. All students will develop their skills in resilience and discipline, reflectiveness and an increased ability to be able to respond thoughtfully and constructively to others. Students will experience a variety of musical genres and it is this breadth of experience which will enable them to participate and respond to the creative and cultural life of their communities.

The Music department collaborates with the Art and Drama departments resulting in a wide variety of Creative Arts opportunities and experiences which are available to every student during their time at St Sampson’s High School.

The Music Department runs a variety of different  extra-curricular activities each year. These happen at lunchtimes and some after school sessions.

  • Choir
  • Boys Vocal Group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Stage Sound
  • Orchestra
  • Recorder Consort
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Chamber Music groups
  • Music Theatre Productions
  • Ukulele Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Band Zone

Performance Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to share their music making and we are proud of our student’s dedication and enthusiasm whenever they perform at school events or in the wider community. A typical year might include a selection (or all!) of these:

Carol Service
M.A.D nights (Music, Art, Drama showcase)
Going Solo evening
Talent Show
Local care homes
Commendation assemblies
Links with local primary schools
Late night Christmas shopping
Concerts at a variety of local venues
Recordings for local radio
Musical Theatre productions
Battle of the School Bands
Performances with visiting bands to the Island