Performing arts

Our Sixth Formers play a huge role throughout the school and for performing arts this is equally the case.

There are opportunities to compete either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble in our annual House Music competition.  The House Captains and their deputies also plan and co-ordinate their House ensembles and House choir for the event which is a real highlight of the Derby High calendar.  Our programme of concerts gives those wishing to perform the opportunity, again either as a soloist, as part of an ensemble or in a larger orchestra or choir.  We also have a Concert Series where visiting artists come in to perform recitals for students and visitors.  Please visit the Music section of the website to find out more about opportunities for music making here at Derby High.

If drama is your thing then you will find lots of opportunities to perform in the Sixth Form at Derby High.  Each year we stage a whole school production (every other year this is a musical production) with members of the upper school taking the key roles.  A lower school production is also performed each year, this is directed by our Sixth Form Drama prefects, giving them the opportunity to stage a production which is at the same time a great challenge and a fantastic opportunity for skills development.  We also hold an annual House Drama competition which is co-ordinated by the Sixth Form leaders.  This gives another opportunity to perform and to direct.  Please visit the Productions page of the website to find out about our latest drama productions.