Music plays an important role in the life of the school which has a very strong reputation for a high level of excellence that is unusual in a junior school. We aim to enable as many children as possible to join in all music making activities whilst extending those with particular talents to develop and reach their full musical potential. The whole family is encouraged to become involved with the enjoyment of music through our concerts and special events every term.
There are a wide range of instrumental ensembles, directed by professional visiting musicians, open to all from complete beginners and to those of Grade 5 and above. In our Tuesday Mini Recitals, HHJS musicians volunteer to perform solos weekly to the school, inspiring others and enjoying the opportunity to play to their peers.
- Training Orchestra and Senior Orchestra
- HHJS Band
- String Quartet,
- Brass Ensemble
- Wind Band
- Flute Choir
- Cello Ensemble
- Guitar Group
The school is very proud of the quality, breadth and vibrant vocal work, we sing regularly as a whole school for various events and also offer the opportunity to all children to join our large choirs and develop their singing skills with a specialist singer. The very high standard of our singing is reflected in the school’s recent national award from Sing Up, the Platinum Award and invitations to perform at various events outside the school.
- Boys choir
- Girls choir
- The Choristers, an auditioned chamber choir
- Whole school singing every week
- Hampton Hill Singers for staff parents and the Hampton Hill Community, no experience needed
Performance is a vital part of the musical life at HHJS and we take part in many events throughout the year, recent performance venues have included St James Church, Hampton Court Palace, The Rose Theatre, and TheLandmark Centre. There are termly Instrumental Concerts for all ensembles and some soloists. We sing together as a school community at all major school events. There are termly opportunities for the choirs to perform, often with other local choirs in some very inspiring venues, whilst every child sings in our annual Christmas concert, attended by Ofsted who highlighted our ‘singing of an exceptional standard’.