The Music Department at Hampton College is a lively and inclusive department where all students are encouraged to participate in live music making. We offer students a diverse range of experiences through performing, composing, and listening to different genres of music.
We have a dedicated i-Mac computer suite equipped with midi keyboards and music software such as: Sibelius, Garage Band and Logic Essential to help students create their own compositions.
The department provides many opportunities for students to perform their work: Christmas and summer concerts as well as soirees throughout the year. In recent years students have competed at the Peterborough Music Festival and in our own Battle of the Bands competition. Enthusiastic musicians can join any of our regular extra-curricular ensembles as well as booking rehearsal space to work more independently on their own music. The department also collaborates on a yearly production with the Drama department with recent successes including: The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray and A Night at the Movies.
As a department we have run a variety of ensembles over recent years including: a jazz band, Samba and African Drumming groups, Mixed Voices and Female Singers, Boys’ Choir, Ukuleles, Rock Bands, and Orchestra. There is also a Music Theory club for students wishing to improve their academic understanding of music through notation.
Our aim is to accommodate the different ages and abilities of students within the college and to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all pupils.
Head of Music – Mr M Smith
Music Teacher – Mrs E Benyon
Music Teacher – Mr J Wood
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We are constantly reviewing our key stage 3 music curriculum to ensure we are incorporating all genres of music including the most modern. Below are some of the topics that will be taught in 2017-18.