The music department at St. Christopher's Secondary is quite vibrant as it offers students a variety of activities and opportunities for them to grow and improve on their gifts and talents.
In addition to classroom music lessons for KS3 and IGCSE music for KS4, the Department offers individual music lessons on various instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder and drum set. There are very qualified peripatetic staff on hand to offer these lessons. The Prep school has recently been approved as an ABRSM( Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) centre for practical exams which are done between May and July. Students are welcome to register for exams in their instrument of choice to harness and improve their skills in the instruments. This also offers them a certification that is recognised world wide.
Our students also get opportunities to perform together through tea time concerts, school assemblies and by participation in various interschool sessions such as Beats, Brushes and Symphony(Nairobi International School), Kuimba Pamoja and Kenya National Youth Choir( Hillcrest Secondary School). We also have a growing school orchestra and school choir where these skills are further developed.
In addition, the Music Department in liaison with the Drama department hosts a Christmas concert every first term and a School production in term 2.
We can only hope that the trend and growth of the Department is upward. We encourage parents to encourage their children/ wards to sign up for activities that are on offer in the Department.
Ms. Grace Nangabo