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​​​​​​​​​​​The Thomas Hardye School has a thriving and dynamic music department offering outstanding musical provision both inside and outside of the classroom.​ ​  The department has two music ICT suites, a large rehearsal room, four practice rooms and a recording studio.  Each week we are visited by around twenty peripatetic instrumental and vocal teachers, offering lessons on a comprehensive range of instruments.  Students are able to partake in sixteen music ensembles / clubs including an orchestra, jazz orchestra, session band, pop choir, chapel choir and a range of smaller ensembles for woodwind, brass, strings and guitars.  We offer excellent performance opporunities including our annual dinner dance, concerts at the Hardye Theatre, Weymouth Pavilion, Dorchester Corn Exchange as well as choral evensongs at Bath Abbey, Westminster Abbey, Winchester Catherdral and  St Paul's Cathedral.  We often colloborate with the local community and have strong links with DASP Music, local choirs and orchestras, Dorcester Arts and the Dorset Museum.  We take our larger ensembles on a biennial tour of a European country​ and the alternating year, perform a full musical.  Within the curriculum we offer Music GCSE as well as Music and Music Technology A Level.  A high percentage of our A Level students go on to study at the country's top performance colleges and universities.

Mr T Bruton
Head of Music