Performing Arts

Music and Drama are very much at the heart of school life with over half our pupils taking instrumental lessons.

We presently offer lessons on violin, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, cornet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, horn, tuba, drum kit, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, mandolin and piano.

Each year boys take Associated Board instrumental exams with excellent success rates. There are plenty of opportunities to perform from instrumentalists in school ensembles to choir and African drumming. Other ensembles include the String Group, Wind Band and the Jazz Band.

Instrumentalists and singers regularly attend both internal and external workshops and there are two big concerts each year at Christmas and at the end of the summer.

The concert platform enables all performers -  and indeed budding performers - at Abingdon Prep to have their time under the spotlight. This concert takes place two or three times a term, usually on a Thursday at 4.15pm in the hall. All are welcome to attend.

A comprehensive listing of productions held in the past academic year can be found on the Performing Arts News page.

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