Extra-Curricular Music

“Respect Percussion has had a deep impact on a significant number of members of our school: opening lines of communication to engage families and allowing for wonderful moments of shared enjoyment between children and parents”


— Head of Music, Hinkler Academy Trust

Music is a powerful tool for engaging children and young people, broadening their opportunities and enriching learning beyond the classroom. Extra-curricular music activities from Southampton Music Hub are exciting, engaging and (quite literally) life-changing.

Ensemble Leadership

Southampton Music Service can support, lead and organise a wide range of school ensembles. In addition to rehearsals, Southampton Music Service staff will work with schools to deliver performance opportunities in school and beyond. Ensembles could include:

  • Choirs
  • Orchestras
  • Bands

After-School Clubs

After-school music clubs are a great way to make learning music affordable and accessible to all. They can provide opportunities for child-care, as well as opportunities for family music making. After-school clubs could include:

  • Guitar clubs
  • Ukulele clubs
  • Other instrument specific groups

Respect Percussion

Over the past 15 years, the Respect percussion project has delivered targeted music provision for pupils who struggle to engage fully in school life. Since its beginning , the project has enabling thousands of pupils to experience high quality music making activities and participate in exceptional music performances. 

The Respect percussion offer includes three terms in three different genres on three different percussion instruments: bongo tubes, bamboo tamboo, djembe and drum tubs.