Contributors: More House Jazz and Brass
More House School has one of the most active music departments in the area. The Jazz Band was established in 2004, performing a variety of jazz styles throughout its short history. Under the guidance of Mark Place, the team of talented and dedicated music staff provide a supportive and productive creative environment in which the young musicians truly flourish.
In addition to the curriculum, More House offers individual music lessons in all standard classical and jazz instruments. The list of ensembles on offer includes Brass Group, Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Luncheon Singers, Rock Group, Sax Ensemble and Steel Band.
The School choirs, jazz band and steel band regularly perform in public and at local music festivals. Recent tour destinations for the brass group, concert band and jazz band have included Austria, Cuba and New Orleans. The Cuba tour was the inspiration for a Farnham Festival commissioned suite composed by John Myhill back in 2009.