Aldenham School, Founded 1597


At Aldenham we offer music students the chance to work in a beautiful converted chapel with amazing facilities spread over three floors with practice rooms, group room, well equipped soundproof studio, two classrooms (one with 22 iMacs), a music library and a 90 seat recital room with foyer area and balcony overlooking the beautiful school grounds. There are 20 music staff teaching strings, woodwind, brass and percussion as well as harp, organ, piano, saxophone and guitar.

harpist and drummer in band

This is a vibrant and enthusiastic environment with opportunities to conduct in the House Music Competition, play a concerto in the Spring Concert, sing in the Carol Service at St. Albans Abbey or just be a part of a lively and welcoming community.

Regular rehearsals are held and performances given by the Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Concert Band, 2 Brass Groups, Wind Group, String Groups and the School Choir. The Chapel Choir takes a leading role in services and is augmented to form the Choral Society for larger scale performances.

Music thrives, with bands, orchestras and choirs galore, run by  'fantastic' and 'passionate' musicians. Futuristic music technology equipment puts the department very much in the 21st century."
The Good Schools Guide

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Aldenham Foundation