We encourage students to continue with their musical interests and involve themselves in the musical life of the school; those who have not yet learned to play an instrument can begin learning.
We run a number of instrumental ensembles at a senior level for boys and girls, including Senior Strings, Symphonic Winds, HMSSO and Choral Society Chapel Choir, Jazz Orchestra and Brass Ensemble, as well as some chamber music. We have many dedicated members and offer a strong sense of camaraderie and fun, both in rehearsals and in their numerous performances in and out of school. We tour on a regular basis, with groups visiting France, Spain, Morocco and Italy in the last five years.
We present instrumental and choral concerts each term, with smaller-scale concerts and workshops taking place throughout the year. As part of Monmouth School for Boys’ 400th Anniversary celebrations, our musicians performed in a Gala Concert at the Wales Millennium Centre and at the Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral. In Monmouth School for Girls’ 125th Anniversary, we celebrated with a large concert at St David’s Hall.