Northampton High School has a thriving and vibrant Music Department offering an inclusive approach to music. A large proportion of girls take lessons on a variety of instruments and performance is to a high standard. The Department houses excellent facilities with a recital room, classrooms, a state of the art ICT suite and numerous practice rooms. The girls enjoy a wide variety of musical styles and the school boasts an orchestra, string and brass groups, a choir, wind band, jazz band recorder ensemble and flute choir.

There is a full concert schedule throughout the year both in school and within the wider community and our orchestras and bands have also performed at a variety of prestigious functions. Many of our girls are county music school players and recently the Senior String Group were winners at the Northampton Music Festival.  Past pupils have gone on to study music at university and music colleges, including the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Welsh College.  

Instrumental lessons
In the Senior School over 160 pupils have lessons in school. Overall,  there are 19 peripatetic teachers covering all orchestral instruments as well as drum kit, piano, singing and guitar. Most lessons are taught individually for half an hour with a small number of students choosing shared or group lessons.