Contemporary Music Department
Roedean School offers an exciting new contemporary music department, where the girls have the opportunity to receive tuition in Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Voice and Keyboard. The Contemporary department accommodates rehearsal facilities for the Orchestra, Jazz Band, Rock and Pop bands with teaching facilities for the individual instruments. Examinations are offered with the Trinity School of London and The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Jazz, Rock and Pop and forms part of the practical component for the curriculum Subject Music. Our Contemporary section is dynamic in both the Rock/Pop and Jazz genres under the guidance of our experienced teachers.
Roedean School has a well established Jazz Band that performs at various school engagements and external performances such as the “GAUTENG BIG BAND JAZZ FESTIVAL”. The memorable performance on Freedom day in the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, and the unforgettable one hundred and twenty-fifth year celebrations with Roedean Brighton are but few of the highlights experienced by some of our musicians.
Music has always formed an important part of school life at Roedean, and our girls are actively encouraged to take up a musical instrument – and – play!