The Music School comprises two specialist music classrooms, five practice rooms, two small ensemble rehearsal spaces, a “rock” room, a senior/technology space, a huge instrumental storage space, staff facilities and, of course, the versatile Orchestra Room.
All lessons will take place in the Music School. A copy of each teacher’s timetable is on display in the Courtyard of the Music School. Lesson times usually stay the same for two weeks, before occurring half an hour later the next fortnight. This ensures that the student does not miss the same lesson continually. It is the responsibility of the student to record his/her lesson time each week in their College Diary (writing it down for the term is recommended) and arrive for lessons promptly. If a student is unable to attend a lesson due to absence or illness, a phone call to the instrumental teacher is expected, or failing that, a message to the office on the day of the absence that will be passed on to the relevant person.
Instrumental teachers will invoice parents directly for lessons and should be the first point of contact. Please complete the Music Tuition Enrolment Form.
Further contact can also be made with the Curriculum Leader, Mrs Jacqui Pugh.
Students’ instruments may be left in the Orchestral Locker Room, situated on the left hand side of the courtyard. This room will be locked at the end of each school day.
All rehearsals take place before school. Students should aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.
|Core Ensembles / Director||Rehearsal Day / Time /Venue|
|Chorale – Mr Rob Hughes||Monday 7.45 – 8.40am – Orchestra Room|
|OxVox – Mr Rob Hughes||Monday Lunchtime 12.45 – 1.25pm Orchestra Room|
|Senior String Ensemble – Mrs Alison Bunyan||Tuesday 7.45 – 8.40am – Orchestra Room|
|Stage Band – Mr Ben Jones||Wednesday 7.45 – 8.40am – Orchestra Room|
|Senior Concert Band – Mrs Belinda McBride||Thursday 7.45 – 8.40am – Orchestra Room|
|Junior String Ensemble – Mrs Alison Bunyan||Thursday 8.00 – 8.40am – Music Room 1|
|Junior Concert Band – Mr Ben Jones||Friday 7.45 – 8.40am – Orchestra Room|
As part of a music ensemble at Oxley College, each student is required to maintain the following commitment: