St Margaret’s has a thriving Music Department. There are four choirs (Pre-Prep, Prep, Community and a Chamber Choir), various woodwind and string ensembles, a school orchestra, samba band and rock groups. All children throughout the school receive two class music lessons per week. The children perform regularly both in school and at local venues in the town, in addition to entering nationally organised competitions such as the Devizes Eisteddfod and Swindon Music Festival. In 2016 the St Margaret’s Chamber Choir was recognised as ‘Wiltshire Choir of the Year’.
We arrange informal concerts throughout the year for children of all ages and abilities and there are two evening concerts in the Spring term and a Carol Service at Christmas which demonstrates the diverse talents of our children. Individual music lessons are available in a wide range of subjects and some lessons can be taken in a pair or trio. Music lessons incur an additional charge and this is invoiced on a termly basis.
The following lessons are available to children from Year 1:
- Electronic Keyboard
- Guitar (also available as pair/trio)
- Solo Singing
- Violin (also available as pair/trio)
The children are entered for music examinations at all the recognised music schools – The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, London College of Music and Trinity Guildhall.