Music is an essential part of life at St. Mary’s and we have a strong reputation for musical excellence.

Every child at St. Mary’s College has the opportunity to participate in a varied programme of extra-curricular musical activities including regular concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and the outdoor Proms in the Park music and fireworks concert.

There are three choirs, a junior and a senior concert band, a chamber orchestra, a school orchestra, a stage band and various smaller ensembles. Our choirs, orchestras and bands have completed successful tours of Spain, France, The Netherlands, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy and Switzerland.

We also stage highly successful musical theatre productions – most recently West Side Story, Oliver! and Grease.

St. Mary's College is a centre for Associated Board Practical and Theory Exams. Over 150 pupils from both The Mount and the senior school sit these exams each year.

Pupils of the appropriate standard are encouraged to participate in area ensembles such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir.


College ensembles:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Band
  • Baroque String Consort
  • Chamber Choir
  • Show Choir
  • Training Choir
  • Training Concert Band
  • Training Orchestra
  • Senior and Lower School Flute Ensemble
  • Wind Octet
  • Symphonic Brass Ensemble
  • Stage Band


"Pupils enjoy extensive involvement in the performing arts and especially in music of an excellent standard."

ISI Inspection Report - May 2011