The performing arts are a lively and integral part of life at the College. We are very fortunate to have state of the art facilities, including a fully equipped theatre, separate dance and drama studios and a music technology suite which includes a professional recording studio. Students are involved in a variety of drama clubs and have the chance to devise and direct their own plays as well as performing to many different audiences.
There is a proud tradition of music and singing at the College. All new students are encouraged to take up, or continue learning, an instrument, and tuition is provided for around 25% of students who take the opportunity to improve their confidence and enhance their overall musicianship. As well as one-to-one tuition, Catmose College believes strongly in the importance of nurturing a musician through group performance so offers a variety of ensembles which rehearse each week, including Junior and Senior Orchestra and Choir, a Jazz Band, and Flute ensemble.
There are three tiers of Music Scholarship on offer to students, which offer varying levels of financial assistance towards music tuition, and personal mentoring. Our Music Scholars also benefit from unique performance opportunities, which include taking part in a workshop with visiting members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
We compete successfully at both local and national music drama festivals, while the music ensembles and drama groups perform annually at the popular Christmas concert at All Saints Church in Oakham. Our students also have the opportunity to go ‘on tour’ around Europe performing music, dance and drama to audiences across the continent.
Our whole-school performances form one of the highlights of the school year, often involving over 200 students and invariably sell out well in advance. As well as performing on stage, out students are involved in arranging the choreography, constructing the set and organising the backstage and technical functions.
For more information on the Music Scholarships available please download the brochure here.