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Morpeth Music Department offers an impressive range of 13 extra-curricular music clubs available to students. With options for all instruments and skill levels, you’re sure to find a group that suits your interests. Our music clubs are an excellent opportunity to develop your musical talent, learn from other students, and make lasting friendships. Simply click a logo to find out more about each club.  

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WHO: Led by Mr McDouall and Mr Stanbridge, open to KS3 students of all abilities.

WHAT: The Rock Factory Juniors Club is an exciting extra-curricular opportunity tailored for KS3 students with a passion for music and the dream of forming their own band. Catering to budding musicians, vocalists, and songwriters, this club offers a supportive environment to hone musical skills, collaborate creatively, and gain foundational knowledge about band dynamics. Whether students are looking to play rock, pop, jazz, or any other genre, Rock Factory Juniors provides all the necessary resources – from instruments to rehearsal spaces. Besides making music, members will have chances to perform at school events, local gigs, and even compete in band competitions. With the guidance of experienced mentors and the energy of like-minded peers, every session promises fun, learning, and the spirit of rock 'n' roll! Join the movement and let's make music together! 


WHERE: Music basement


WHEN: Tuesdays 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm.

Rock School

WHO: Led by Mr Crockford and Mr Perry, open to KS3 students of all abilities.

WHAT: The Music Tech Club is an innovative extra-curricular program specially designed for KS3 students with a keen interest in diving into the world of music production. Focused on utilising Logic Pro, one of the industry's leading digital audio workstations, students will be introduced to the intricacies of creating, editing, and producing their own tracks. From understanding the basics of sound design and mixing to exploring various production techniques, the club promises a comprehensive learning experience. Guided by knowledgeable mentors, students will also have hands-on opportunities to collaborate on projects, remix popular songs, and even craft original compositions. Whether a beginner or a tech-savvy enthusiast, the Music Tech Club is the perfect platform to fuse creativity with technology and bring musical visions to life! 




WHEN: Thursdays 8:00 am to 8:45 am.

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WHO: Led by Mr Kei and supported by Mr Robinson, Mr Perry, Mr Crockford, Mr Henry, Mr Bennett and Mr Warner, open to all students with a minimum of grade 2 on their instrument.

WHAT: Step into the vibrant world of the Concert Band Club, a dynamic extra-curricular ensemble that celebrates the power of collective music-making. Catering to a diverse range of musical tastes, the club delves into an expansive repertoire spanning from the sweeping melodies of film scores to the electric rhythms of rock classics. Each piece is thoughtfully arranged to suit the rich tapestry of instruments in a large concert band, ensuring every performance is both unique and memorable. Members collaborate, hone their instrumental skills, and experience the unparalleled joy of bringing stories to life through music. Whether you're a fan of cinematic epics or rock anthems, the Concert Band Club offers a harmonious journey through the ages and genres of music. Join us, and let's create symphonic magic together!


WHERE: Music basement


WHEN: Mondays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Concert Band

WHO: Led by Kirsty Cherrett, open to students of all abilities. 

WHAT: Welcome to the Musical Theatre Club, the ultimate destination for students with a flair for the dramatic arts and a passion for the stage! Led by the talented Kirsty Cherrett, this extra-curricular club offers a holistic experience in the world of musical theatre, encompassing singing, acting, and live performance. What sets this club apart is Kirsty's rich expertise and a proven track record: many of her protégés have secured coveted roles in Westend hits such as The Lion King, School of Rock, The Bodyguard, and Motown! Whether you're a budding actor, a gifted singer, or simply someone with a dream to shine on the theatrical stage, this club provides the perfect platform to learn, grow, and potentially make your way to the spotlight of the Westend. Experience the magic of musical theatre and join us on a journey of storytelling, song, and spectacular performances!



WHEN: Thursdays 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm.

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Musical Theatre

WHO: Led by Carl Stanbridge, membership via invitation and an audition process.

WHAT: Step into the thrilling world of musical theatre with the Musical Theatre Club Pit Band! This extra-curricular club offers students a unique opportunity to delve into the exhilarating experience of playing in a musical theatre PIT band, right at the heart of live stage action. Guided by the seasoned Carl Stanbridge – a remarkable musician who's been a part of the Young Voices tour and has shared stages with legends such as Beverley Knight, Alexandra Burke, Lemar, Jocelyn Brown, Katie Melua, Gloria Gaynor, Mavis Staples, Jason Donovan, and Gareth Gates – members are in for unparalleled mentorship. Carl's extensive background, which includes a 5-year tenure with the Westend show Blood Brothers, ensures that students receive authentic insights into the world of professional musical theatre. Whether you're an instrumentalist eager to contribute to the rich tapestry of a musical or someone looking to immerse in the backstage rhythms, this club promises a rhythm-filled adventure like no other! Join the band and play your part in creating musical theatre magic!

WHERE: Music Basement and Theatre


WHEN: Thursdays 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm.

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WHO: Led by Mr Keil, open to Music GCSE students.

WHAT: The GCSE Composition Club is a specialised extra-curricular hub designed expressly for GCSE Music students eager to refine their musical composition talents. Recognising the complexities and nuances of crafting original music, this club offers dedicated sessions where students can explore, experiment, and perfect their compositional techniques. With a focus on diverse musical styles, structures, and instrumentation, participants are guided through the intricacies of melody, harmony, rhythm, and texture. Collaborative workshops, feedback sessions, and expert guidance ensure that each member is equipped with the tools and knowledge to produce compositions that resonate. Dive deep into the art of music-making with the GCSE Composition Club and let your creative melodies soar!



WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am to 8:45 am.

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WHO: Led by Mr Perry, open to KS4 students studying Rock School

WHAT: The RockSchool Rehearsal Club stands as a dedicated platform for KS4 students enrolled in RockSchool, aiming to fine-tune and elevate their musical performance abilities. Tailored specifically to address the needs and challenges of RockSchool curriculum, this club focuses on honing students' instrumental and stage skills, ensuring they not only master their pieces but also exude confidence and charisma during performances. Guided practice sessions, constructive feedback, and collaborative jamming form the crux of this club's activities. Whether striving for that perfect guitar solo or nailing the rhythm on drums, members receive specialised guidance to enhance their craft. Join the RockSchool Rehearsal Club and transform from a student musician to a captivating performer, ready to rock the stage!

WHERE: Music Basement


WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch

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WHO: Led by Mr Crockford, open to all students of all abilities

WHAT: The Vocal Group Club is a harmonious gathering designed for students of all abilities with a shared love for singing. This inclusive club provides a welcoming environment where participants can discover the joy and power of their voices, blending in unity as a choir. Through expert guidance, members embark on a vocal journey that covers foundational techniques, choral harmonies, and the collaborative essence of choir singing. The diverse repertoire ensures that every voice finds its place, and every member feels the magic of creating music as a collective. Whether you're a seasoned vocalist or a newcomer to singing, the Vocal Group Club welcomes you to join and elevate the melody of our school choir. Let's sing together and find harmony in every note!

WHERE: Music Basement


WHEN: Thursdays at lunchtime.

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WHO: Led by Mr Keil, open to KS3 beginner students.

WHAT: The Keyboard Club is a delightful introductory space crafted specifically for KS3 beginner students with a passion to explore the enchanting world of the piano. This club offers foundational lessons in a supportive and interactive environment, allowing students to grasp basic techniques, familiarize themselves with keys, and begin their journey of creating melodies. Tailored to nurture budding pianists, sessions focus on both theory and practice, ensuring a well-rounded musical education. Under the guidance of Mr Keil, members are set on a path that promises growth, creativity, and the joy of producing music with their fingertips. Dive into the Keyboard Club and let the musical adventure begin!



WHEN: Mondays at lunchtime.

Keyboard Club

WHO: Led by Mr Henry, open to all music students.

WHAT: The Music Theory Club is a comprehensive and interactive platform tailored for KS3, KS4, and KS5 students engaged in music studies or undergoing instrumental lessons. Recognising that a strong theoretical foundation is crucial for any budding musician, this club demystifies the intricacies of music theory in a collaborative and engaging environment. From understanding scales and harmonies to diving deep into the realms of rhythm, notation, and chord progressions, students are equipped with the essential knowledge to complement their practical skills. Through dynamic workshops, group discussions, and hands-on exercises, members are guided towards a holistic appreciation of music. Whether you're an instrumentalist seeking to read scores better or a music student aiming for exam excellence, the Music Theory Club is your symphony of learning and discovery!

WHERE: Music Basement


WHEN: Fridays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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WHO: Led by Mr Henry, open to all wind players grade 2 and above

WHAT: The Wind Band Club is an instrumental ensemble dedicated to mastering the vibrant sounds of wind instruments. Acting as a vital sectional arm of the larger Concert Band, this club zeroes in on the unique techniques and nuances associated with wind instruments. Members collaborate to refine their tonal quality, intonation, and ensemble playing, ensuring that when they integrate with the Concert Band, they contribute a polished and harmonious sound. Through focused rehearsals, the Wind Band Club offers an environment where wind instrumentalists can truly shine, enhancing the overall musicality of school performances. Join us as we breathe life into the music and fortify the sonic backbone of the Concert Band!

WHERE: Music Basement

WHEN: Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Wind Band

WHO: Led by Mr Bennett and Mr Warner, open to all brass players grade 2 and above.

WHAT: The Brass Club serves as a specialised sectional ensemble within the school’s broader Concert Band, concentrating solely on mastering brass instruments. This club provides a golden opportunity for brass enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and execution of brass techniques, blending their sounds seamlessly to contribute robustly to the overall harmony of the Concert Band’s performances. Through meticulous sectional rehearsals, members are encouraged to refine their pitch, dynamic control, and breath support while exploring the vast, expressive range of brass instruments. The club is a haven for those eager to immerse themselves in the brilliant and powerful world of brass music, offering support, camaraderie, and expert guidance for all participants. Join the Brass Club, and let’s create music that truly resonates!

WHERE: Music Basement


WHEN: Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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WHO: Led by Mr Crockford, open to all string players grade 2 and above.

WHAT: The String Club stands as a melodious enclave within the school, dedicated to the finesse and grace of stringed instruments. As an essential sectional ensemble supporting the Concert Band, members delve deep into the subtleties of string techniques, harmonies, and dynamics. By focusing on the distinct qualities and resonances of string instruments, the club ensures that its members contribute seamlessly and beautifully to the broader soundscape of the Concert Band. Through guided rehearsals, students have the opportunity to perfect their craft, enhance ensemble playing, and celebrate the rich tones of their instruments. The String Club invites all, from seasoned violinists to budding cellists, to be part of this harmonious journey, resonating together in perfect pitch and passion. Join us, and let's strike a chord together!!

WHERE: Music Basement


WHEN: Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

String Club
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