We encourage all pupils to make music. For the really keen and the casual musician, there is as much music being taught, rehearsed, workshopped and performed as could be imagined. From Lancing’s well-established Rock Music Workshops to the remarkable Choral Evensong excursions by its choir to many of Britain’s finest cathedrals, there is something for everyone – and many try everything!
A busy programme of co-curricular activities supports the work of the individual student. These include three orchestras, two choirs, A Cappella Club, Big Band, Symphonic Windband, rock music workshops, conducting classes, improvisation workshops, composition lessons, and a full programme of chamber music coaching. The Music School presents between 30 and 40 concerts each year, in and out of College, presenting pupil-musicians with many opportunities to perform as soloists and in ensembles.
A range of masterclasses is available to Lancing musicians. Recent visitors have included The Atalanta Piano Quartet, clarinettist Joseph Shiner, drum'n'brass 10-piece Old Dirty Brasstards, pianist Ronan O’Hora and horn player Sam Pearce. An occasional social classical music society provides a warm and friendly environment for further listening, with sessions led by pupils and staff, while sitting around in garden chairs with drinks and nibbles. Visits to concerts, operas and services are organised each year. The Chapel Choir and Choral Scholars sing Evensong at major cathedrals across the country.