Music, Art and Drama thrive at Rishworth both as out-of-class activities and as academic subjects. All three can be studied to G.C.S.E. and “A” level, practised recreationally, or both.
A team of highly qualified specialist staff provides tuition in all orchestral and brass instruments as well as in other disciplines, including piano, guitar, drum-kit, singing, percussion, organ and electronic keyboard. Our pupils’ success in Trinity College Music Examinations and their achievements regionally and nationally are quite outstanding.
The teaching of Music has been much enhanced by the introduction of music technology where pupils can develop their composition and sequencing skills. There is a Choir , a Concert Band, Big Band and various small ensembles covering every musical family.
Instrumental players are always deeply involved in the musical festivals, concerts and recitals which are held every year, and which are of an exceptionally high standard. There have been music tours to Denmark, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy and France.
Many of our pupils are involved with groups, bands, choirs and orchestra both at a regional and national level. Music really is one of the treasures of Rishworth School and Heathfield and has been described as the only serious place to study Music in Calderdale.