Scholars and Captains

What can you do?

There has never been a better time to get actively engaged in the musical life of the School. Think about how you want to showcase your talent and grow as a musician. Most importantly, how will you inspire others through what you do and how you contribute?

“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.” – Aretha Franklin

You are the Face of the Music Department

Attend activities on a weekly basis without exception & commit to your ensembles. Music brings us together as a community and collaboration with the highest standards requires your leadership. Scholars and Captains take a lead in all their musical activities and they should set a good example in participation, punctuality and general conduct. You are role models to others and set the standards.

Your Performance Opportunities

The many events and occasions we have at KES demand outstanding performers and show stopping quality performances. This is a key part of your role as we will look to you to perform with pride giving back to the community of the school, inspiring audiences


From September we will be hosting our usual lunchtime talks just for you. Inviting guest speakers in the profession, hosting discussion such as symphonic score reading, preparations for those with Oxbridge aspiration, concert programming, critical performance reviewing or accompanying skills. These are specifically tailored to your advanced needs and musicianship 

Would you like a good read?

  • Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks
  • A Leg to Stand on, by Oliver Sacks
  • This is Your Brain on Music, by Daniel J Levitin
  • The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, by Alex Ross
  • Listen to this, by Alex Ross
  • The Power of Music, by Elena Mannes
  • Music and the Mind, by Anthony Storr