Music plays a central role within our academic curriculum and our co-curricular programme here at Giggleswick.

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We have a strong track record for music as an academic subject, offering GCSEs and A Levels, including a Music Technology A Level.

As well as two full time teachers, we have an organist in residence, a music coordinator and 14 visiting music teachers which really helps with individual instrument specialism, as well as providing a broad range of talent to inspire our pupils.

We provide our pupils with lots of opportunities to play with others and have three orchestras, a concert band, several choirs, a brass ensemble, string quartet, as well as a number of rock bands.

Several pupils have gone on to continue their music studies after leaving Giggleswick, including Berkely College in California, Trinity Laban in London, Leeds Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Director of Music, Darren Everhart, explains more

“Performing in front of others is one of the most rewarding experiences for a musician, so we make sure we give our pupils plenty of opportunities with concerts, recitals, events and open mics. We also work closely with the drama department to stage musical productions in our state-of-the-art theatre.”

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