From bagpipes to bassoons, the boys enjoy learning, practising and performing with their chosen musical instruments, and the school enjoys a reputation for turning out musicians of the highest calibre. There is a Brass Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, as well as many other ensembles that provide the boys with the valuable experience of playing together and performing. Regular lunchtime recitals offer boys of all standards an opportunity to perform. Have a look at our Rock Music and Orchestral Music pages to enjoy some of the best musical performances in recent years.
All boys have exposure to music through timetabled class lessons when they are introduced to music history, styles and genres. In Year 5, boys are given the opportunity to try out and play the full range of orchestral instruments.
The senior and junior choirs sing anthems in church every Sunday, and the former regularly tours across France. Memorable recent concerts have included performing in both Durham and Winchester cathedrals.
Cothill boasts a number of rock bands, and the twice yearly rock concerts are very popular events on the calendar. Videos of our very own summer festival, Rockhill, can be viewed here