Hertingfordbury Cowper has a strong music tradition. We want children to enjoy making music together. All children have the opportunity to take part in a full music curriculum which teaches them to appreciate, compose and perform in a variety of ways.
The children in Year 3 all learn to play the recorder and Year 4 become proficient in playing the steel pans. Children also have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, Eb horn, violin, cello and piano. When children are competent to read music and play a good range of notes they are invited to join the school orchestra. The orchestra plays for our end of term services and at our fund Christmas evening and inspiring end of year concert!
We also have a thriving KS2 choir, presently 41 strong and a KS1 choir. The older choir takes part in the Hertford and Ware music events including a carol concert and music festival.
Year 6 children annually perform at the senior citizens Christmas lunch and biannually take part in the Hertfordshire music Gala at the Royal Albert Hall.