A level music at Farlington is a lively, highly rewarding and enriching experience, with small numbers ensuring individual attention and a personally-tailored course of performance and composition. The selection of set- works are studied in depth, leading to a wide-ranging knowledge of musical genre; and there are many opportunities for performance throughout the course.
Regardless of what instrument you play or at what level you are, Farlington has an instrument ensemble for you! We have three Orchestras -Training Orchestra; (beginner), String Orchestra (intermediate/advanced) and Concert Orchestra; (advanced). We have three recorder ensembles: Recorder Club (Beginners), Strood Players (Intermediate) and Strood Consort (Advanced). There is also a Samba Band (percussion for all standards), Razzamajazz (our school Jazz Band), Clarinet Quartet (advanced), Flute Choir, FL.UKES (Farlington ukuleles), Guitar Ensemble and Rock Band. We have 3 senior choirs at Farlington: Glee for Years 7 to 9 is a show choir where we sing and dance to popular tunes and although Sixth Form are not involved in this choir there are ample opportunities to assist with it;“Skatz!” a lively, edgy three-part performance choir for Years 9 – 13, while “Aristoskatz!” is a smaller, elite choir singing in close harmony.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
The girls have regular opportunities to perform throughout the year. The Senior School has formal concerts each term, informal "Music Makers" concerts twice a year, opportunities to play in School assembly and major School events including Leavers Prize-Giving Ceremony, Lower school Production, Carol Service, Senior School Production and End of Year Celebrations. The School regularly takes part in charity concerts within the community from Carol singing in Bandstands to performing in front of a 1,000 strong congregation for St. Catherine’s Hospice memorial Service. The school is an examination centre for Trinity Guildhall Music and twice a year run sessions. The girls receive workshops from visiting artists and they have opportunities to perform with professional musicians. We feel it is important that every pupilshould be given an opportunity to perform in public; it is such a great confidence builder.