Self-expression and the ability to communicate with confidence are crucial tools for life, so music and drama are an essential part of our educational approach at Warminster. Our Music and Drama Departments have an enviable reputation and the quality is consistently high.
A large proportion of pupils receive instrumental, vocal and drama lessons. With over 40 performances a year, our pupils have numerous opportunities to perform in concerts, drama productions and to be involved in large scale musical theatre extravaganzas, highlighting their talent at all levels. The Flagship musical event each year, A Cabaret, brings a huge proportion of the school together to celebrate the huge variety of music on offer.
The Music and Drama departments work together closely in productions, and over the past two years have produced highly acclaimed versions of Mary Poppins: a Whole school production held in Summer 2019 and The Lion King, a lower school production, produced in the Summer of 2018.
Drama productions are often staged in a local theatre, the most recent being a moving adaption of A Monster Calls. The Drama Department also offers a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities for all including drama productions, festivals, workshops and theatre trips. Upper Sixth drama pupils have performed on the Royal Mile, as part of the Edinburgh Festival. The show – devised, planned and performed by the pupils – was given a four star review in the Theatre Guide London.
Discovering ways to get the shyest pupils to shine, whether in the limelight or back stage will always be our proudest achievement.