Sholing Junior School

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‘The arts have become an inseparable part of our human journey…we depend on the arts to carry us forward to fulfil our very humanity…practicing the arts is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s minds and spirits…’ – National Standards for Arts Education


At Sholing, we aim to develop a life-long love of music by engaging in high quality musical experiences which inspire reflective and emotional responses. We provide fully inclusive opportunities for children to fall in love with music and to develop technical skills through the early introduction of musical instruments, which are taught by music specialist teachers from Southampton Music Hub. Children become secure with using musical terminology to describe and evaluate performances and develop their own individual ‘taste’ in music.    Whilst music is universally enjoyed by all through our engaging and exciting singing assemblies, we aim to recognise and explore musical talent and develop musical excellence across the school by providing opportunities to explore performing as a soloist as well as in choral and orchestrated settings.  At Sholing Junior School, our children take centre stage and perform with increasing confidence and a passion for music.  

All about Music

The Sholing Sing Off

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Miss Baxter V All of the children in the school!

Instrumental Lessons


From September we will be offering specialist tuition in the following instruments:

Violin,Tenor Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and Clarinet


All children in Year 3 will receive instrumental tuition for the year in Violin, Tenor Horn or Clarinet.

The Sholing Junior School Orchestra end of year performance

Our school brass players rehearse with the Southampton University Brass Band (SUBB)

Our school brass players were able to have the opportunity of rehearsing with the Southampton University Brass Band.  Under the musical guidance of their conductor, the groups rehearsed two pieces of music and at the end of the day played for our Year 3 In2Music musicians. 

Sholing Community Ukulele Group perform in Assembly


The Con Brio Award

Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded the Con Brio Award by Southampton Music Services:

Baritone  Adagio  Evie

Baritone  Adagio  Jasmin

Clarinet  Adagio  Isabel

Clarinet  Adagio  Malina

Flute  Adagio  Olivia Fr

Flute  Adagio  Olivia Fl

Flute  Adagio  Esme

Flute  Adagio  Annika

Tenor Horn  Adagio  Michael

Trombone  Adagio  Matthew

Violin  Adagio  Issac

Violin  Adagio  Heidi

Cornet  Adante  Hannah

Cornet  Adante  Amelia

Clarinet  Largo  Harry

Clarinet  Largo  Alex

Clarinet  Largo  Aaron

Clarinet  Largo  Khaliya  

Flute  Largo  Lila-Grace

Flute  Largo  Eleanor

Tenor Horn  Largo  Emily

Trombone  Largo  Nathan

Trombone  Largo  Jack

Trumpet  Largo  Jayson

Trumpet  Largo  Coleby

Violin  Largo  Hugo

Violin  Largo  Harry M

Violin  Largo  Harvie

Violin Largo Olivia

Violin Largo  Summer

Violin  Largo  Josh

Violin  Largo  Chloe


This is an outstanding achievement to have so many musicians receive awards!



The School Choir and Jubilee Brass

The school choir performed in a joint concert with Jubilee Brass Community Band.  The choir sang four songs and were able to perform a song jointly with Jubilee Brass


Music is certainly alive and well at Sholing Junior School!  


Over 1/3 of our children play a musical instrument and all children in Year 3 receive free instrumental lessons for a whole year.


We love singing and our weekly singing assemblies are very popular with all of our children. We are very lucky to have a specialist vocal coach who teaches our school choir every Monday.


We put on two major productions each year and in the summer term will be performing Oliver.


Every term there are concerts that give our musical children the opportunity to demonstrate how much progress they have made.


Please see the latest photographs that show our most recent musical event that featured a joint concert with Mr Parnell's 'Jubilee Brass Band' and our own school choir. It was well supported and was a great opportunity for our children to hear a really loud band!

Our musicians perform for their parents