Rokeby has a flourishing Music department.
All boys from Reception to Year 8 benefit from weekly class music lessons. Topics of study include singing, recorder, music theory, ukulele, African drumming, samba, keyboards, composition and in Year 4, violin tuition for a term and a half. Boys also work towards their Bronze Arts Award in Year 7.
Around half of the boys learn musical instruments and our team of 10 eminent visiting teachers offer lessons in singing and the whole range of instruments. There is an annual instrumental competition called The Rowe Cup and an annual singing competition called The Allen Cup which take place in the Spring term. In addition to these major events we have a Carol Concert and a Summer Concert as well as smaller, informal year group concerts, workshops, trips and visits by outside musicians.
We have a busy programme of ensembles each week, including Training, Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs, Wind Ensemble, three String Ensembles, Cello Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. These provide a large number of boys with the experience and enjoyment of making music in all its forms.
Rokeby boys regularly receive Music scholarships to senior schools, including in recent years to Charterhouse, Eton College and Harrow School.