Enter the Brambletye Music Department on any given day of the week and you will find it positively buzzing with sound.  Each of our practice rooms is usually filled with the music of a pupil having an individual lesson from one of our team of twelve outstanding Visiting Music Teachers and the main Music Classroom is in full-swing with either a class lesson or one of our many ensemble rehearsals.  We are lucky enough to have a dedicated, purpose-built department underneath our Theatre to house our many music-making activities, including an orchestra pit to perform live music for shows, as well as many other wonderful resources.

All the children receive a Music lesson from a specialist class Music teacher each week, from Nursery 1 up to Year 8.  A  large number of pupils opt to receive tuition in at least one instrument, currently including violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, harp,  trumpet, French horn, trombone, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, voice and drums.  As a department we offer a rich and varied programme of ensembles throughout the week, including the Brambletye Symphony Orchestra, String group, Big Band, Beginner Band and three choirs.  Regular informal concerts take place, giving individuals, the opportunity to showcase their progress, whether they are new starters on their instruments or Grade 8 musicians.  We also have a number of high profile musical events throughout the year, including huge concerts in our Theatre, our annual Christmas Carol service, the House Music Festival, fully-staged musicals and the Pre-Prep Music Extravaganza.

Do come along to one of our concerts or pop in for a visit to see our department in action.

Rachel Selleck, Director of Music
Dominic Harlan, Assistant Director of Music

For more information on any aspect of the Music Department at Brambletye, please contact the Director of Music Rachel Selleck on: 01342 321004 ext 245 or email her:


What a fabulous evening. Our congratulations for pulling it off. Another triumph. Current parent
I just wanted to say huge congratulations for the brilliant production of ‘Guys and Dolls’, which was quite clearly an enormous success. For children to tackle a very ambitious musical is one thing, but to be able to pull it off with such aplomb is another. To say we were blown away is an understatement – all the actors and actresses were a credit to themselves and to the school. The songs are still ringing in our heads. Current Parent March 2017

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Oliver!  was simply brilliant last night. It was outstandingly good and the music was superb! I could see you so energetically conducting the musicians below and had heard that you had succumbed to a very bad cold so well done, against all odds you were making a marvellous job of it and no one would have known. A Parent on Oliver! in 2015
The whole production was outstanding, we know Brambletye put on the best plays and musicals every year but each time I have to remind myself how busy the staff are and how inexperienced the children are. It could be the most disastrous combination but it works each time and inspires all that see it! Really well done, you did a fantastic job and there was a massive team effort going on, we all had a splendid time! Ex parent and Governor
X and I were totally blown away with the show (Oliver) on Saturday evening. Congratulations to everyone involved in putting on such an amazing production and, of course, to all the performers. Current parent


Many congratulations for an absolutely wonderful concert yesterday. I loved all the items and there was a fantastic atmosphere during both performances. It went down a storm with all of the parents and Year 3 had a great boogie. Ex parent
Congratulations for yet another amazing carol service, where the standard of music was so high, and simply so enjoyable. We loved your choice of carols and anthems, and it really was wonderful. Ex parent
I have sat through quite a few carol services in my 85 years. I can say that Brambletye’s carol service this year was quite the best one I have ever been to. Current Grandparent
Congratulations, the concert was fab – I really enjoyed it. Current member of staff
We were “blown away” by last Friday’s concert. Many of the parents expressed how emotional they became, and the pride and joy on the children’s faces (and the bobbing heads and tapping feet) said it all. Mrs Andrews encourages each child to give their all and do the best they can. You do not need to be musical to be part of her team and it is the equivalent of sports day in the musical calendar. Brilliant. Well done to all. Current parent