The music department has regular concerts, many in conjunction with King Edward VI High School for girls, to give all our pupils performing opportunities. In the course of the year, each one of the school's many groups has several chances to perform. Most of these concerts take place in the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. There is also an annual Carol Service in St Philip's Cathedral and occasional concerts in public venues such as Symphony Hall and the Barber Institute.
In addition to these formal concerts there are monthly lunchtime recitals which give our most advanced musicians an opportunity to perform recital repertoire. We also have a series of informal Instrumental Evenings where boys of all abilities can perform in a relaxed and friendly environment to parents and friends. These evenings are also an opportunity for parents to meet instrumental teachers.
There are two very popular House music competitions which allow boys to show off their musical skills to win points for their House. One is a solo recital and the other, the ‘House Shout' shows off the boys' rock music skills to a packed and enthusiastic audience in Big School.