Co-curricular music

Around one third of the students in school study a musical instrument and there are choirs, ensembles and orchestras performing in formal and informal concerts to suit a whole range of abilities and interests, including the Norman Trotman Competition for young instrumentalists from the Borough of Bromley, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Youth Choir.



The school caters for the entire range of ablities:

  • For the beginners: Intermediate Wind band, Intermediate String Orchestra
  • For the more advanced players: The Symphony Orchestra, The Symphonic Wind Band, The Chamber Orchestra

Click here for further information regarding our other School ensembles including: Brass Band, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Recorder Consort. There are also numerous other co-curricular musical clubs to cater for all abilities and interests.


The school also has a strong choral tradition: Her Majesty The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy has recruited all the boy-treble choristers for its Choir from St Olave's since about 1954.  Further details can be viewed here of our other School Choirs.

St. Olave’s Recorder Consort

The Recorder Consort includes members from Years 7 to 13 who regularly rehearse pieces for nearly the whole range of recorders – garklein, sopranino, descant, treble, tenor and bass.  Excerpts from our Mid Term Concert featuring the Recorder Consort playing ‘Greensleeves’ (arr. H. Brunner) and ‘Ice Cream’ (arr. W. Bergmann) can be heard by selecting the links below.

Applying for co-curricular Music tuition at St Olave's Grammar School

If you would like to apply for instrumental or vocal tuition, please read through the Regulations Booklet, Application Form, FAQs, and letter highlighting the opportunities available, which are published via the downloadable links below.

To apply, a high quality scan of the completed Application Form below, should be emailed to . IN ADDITION you must send a printed copy to the Music Department at St. Olave's Grammar School, marked for the attention of Mr Blew, at your earliest convenience.



Co-Curricular Application Form for music lessons - 2020
Co-Curricular individual Music Lessons: Information and Regulations Booklet - 2020
Co-Curricular Instrumental Tuition - FAQ 2020
Co-Curricular Music Tuition opportunities - 2020
Ice Cream