There are many facets that make Westbourne a special place to make music. Music is very much part of Westbourne life and the department prides itself on being inclusive, offering quality teaching and producing talented and confident musicians.
Whether rehearsing with professionals and Grade 8 musicians or our young Pre-School classroom ensembles, our students are encouraged to strive for their very best and to have fun in the process. The result is a department with a strong sense of community and students that support one another and celebrate in each other’s achievements.
We hope that children leaving Westbourne are equipped to enjoy and make music for life, having benefited from a wide variety of musical opportunities both inside and outside of school. Some of these opportunities include concerts both in school and the wider community, workshops with professional musicians and student-led projects. For example our children are given the opportunity to perform at some of Sheffield's iconic venues such as the Lead Mill, Yellow Arch Studios, The Greystones, The Crucible Theatre Sheffield, the Octagon Centre and the Firth Hall at Sheffield University.
In recognising that today’s musicians have a plethora of genres, styles and disciplines available to them, the department strives to encompass all music, from our strong tradition of choral and musical excellence to embracing emerging music technology, such as beat box, busking and everything in between.
Joe Courtnall - beat box