Music at the heart of Birkdale

Birkdale has an enviable reputation in the City of Sheffield for outstanding music making and instrumental performance. Choirs, Brass Bands, Jazz and Saxophone Ensembles, Big Band, Wind Groups, String Orchestras and Guitar combinations – just to name but a few of our weekly groups – are led by our first-rate music faculty.

Music plays an important part in all areas of school life and we seek to make music available to all throughout their time at Birkdale. All Lower School boys receive specialist classroom teaching both to develop and explore their musical abilities and to gain an appreciation of the widest possible variety of musical genres. Music is available as an option for Middle School boys and older – we have excellent classroom resources with computers attached to every keyboard in our main teaching room. Instrumental lessons are available to all.

Public performance is encouraged with frequent recitals and regular concerts and musicals being staged, often in co-operation with other schools and Sheffield Cathedral Choir. A variety of concert halls are available for such performances, including the Heeley Hall.

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