At Dacorum Music School singing is very important and instrumentalists are encouraged to take part in these activities as part of their musical development. Singing tuition is available on an individual basis. There is a junior choir as part of SING MAKE PLAY on a Saturday. You don't need to be able to read music. Pupils will develop their singing skills through rounds, unison songs and simple part singing. They cover a wide repertoire, including traditional, popular and fun songs.
All young musicians can join our Saturday Band or Saturday Symphony which caters for musicians from beginners to advanced players. Young string players can also join our Simply String group. We encourage children to be having individual lessons on their instruments to join one of these groups to enhance their skills and experience the joy that playing in a large ensemble can provide. All the groups give regular concerts throughout the year.
Orchestra - Dacorum Youth Orchestra
Our Youth Orchestra is for our most advanced players and they rehearse together weekly to produce high quality music. The Orchestra are well know in the local community and enjoy large audiences at the concerts they give. We are always delighted to welcome new players.
Our chamber groups run weekly and consist of Flute Choir, Recorder Consort and Chamber. Each are supported by one of our HMS teachers to guide the students through their repetoire and offer their knowledge and experience to support the musicians to develop and enhance their skills. The groups regularly perform both here at DMS and in the wider Dacorum community.
Saturday Music School
Mini Music Makers
This group is for children in EYFS where they can begin to explore their new musical journey.
A lovely class for children in Y1 and Y2 play music, sing songs and start playing the recorder.
A SEN family sensory music session for children and young adults.
Sing Make Play (KS2):
Start your instrumental journey here learning to play and instrument from the very beginning.
Join our choir and make your own music in our IT suite.
A band for all instruments to come and play together.
An intermediate orchestra for players Grade 1-3. All instruments welcome
Our Showstoppers come together to develop their drama, dance and singing skills as they work towards a show.
Our budding musicians all come together and get some expert guidenace on how to play and perform in their very own rock band.