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Music

The Music Department at DBS plays a crucial part in each students’s development in their academic career. Our curriculum offers students opportunities to express themselves in a respectful, sharing environment, while creative and sharing-based approaches in our teaching allow students to develop in confidence when making and sharing music. Within DBS are a wide range of platforms for students to showcase and demonstrate their musical talent and ability to friends, parents and the wider community. These include formal and informal recitals, large-scale musical productions, lunchtime concerts and community outreach performances.

“It is our firm conviction that mankind will live happier when it has learned to live with music more worthily. Whoever works to promote this end has not lived in vain.” –  Zoltán Kodály

Here at DBS, we aim to provide every student the opportunity to maximise their creative artistic potential, whilst allowing them the challenge of pursuing a high level of technical finesse on their respective instrument. Every student from Early Years to Key Stage 4 receive weekly specialist music teaching and are involved in at least one large-scale musical event on stage annually. For Key Stage 5, we offer the Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Music course, which is well-received and sought after by students as a subject option.

We also provide a comprehensive peripatetic teaching provision, allowing students to further their instrumental development in a one-to-one setting. Our choirs also participate in outreach events, spreading the joy of singing in the local area. Seasonal musicals and nativity plays add a focus to the Prep School co-curricular programme on a yearly basis, with the whole school production taking place every two years.

Ensembles and groups in DBS include two orchestras, three choirs for the different age groups across the school, a string quintet and a wind band. We also offer attractive and rewarding Music scholarships, which are awarded following a rigorous assessment process.


For the latest information and news regarding the Music department at DBS, follow our dedicated Instagram profile at @dbsbangkok.music

Music Department Video

Music Scholars’ Recital 2021

  • Y5-Y10 Performance Time

    On Thursday, 1st April, the Digital Plaza in D3 was transformed into a live music lounge as it hosted the Year 5-10 Performance Time, with parents, staff and students enjoying a varied repertoire of live entertainment in this socially distanced event.

    Soloists included Annabelle Y9 & Aom Y9 who performed an evocative version of ‘Where Is Love’, taken from our upcoming musical production Oliver! JR., followed by Music scholars Indy Y8 and Winnie Y8 who gave encore performances of the pieces which they performed at last month’s online Music Scholars’ Recital, this time in front of a live audience.

    Various ensembles also took to the stage at this event, including the DBS String Quintet who performed Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ supported by our Music scholar Marta Y9 on vocals, repeating their success from when they first performed it at the Bangkok Education Fair the Saturday before.

    [Dear Parents, for more photos, please check the Parent Portal.]

  • Y1-Y4 Performance Time

    When children perform on a stage, they develop their self-esteem, manage their anxiety, enhance cognitive skills, and learn to be resilient from a show-must-go-on attitude.

    On Wednesday 31st March, our Y1-4 students entertained us with a stunning Performance Time concert. So many wonderful audition videos were submitted and it was a real pleasure to put together a programme to showcase students from each of the year groups, performing different styles of music. It was very exciting to be able to host the parents of the performers for the first time in many months and the children benefitted hugely from having such a supportive audience.

    [Dear Parents, for more photos, please check the Parent Portal.]

  • Music Scholars’ Recital 2021

    The Music department is proud to present a range of high-calibre, inspirational performances by the very talented music scholars from DBS Denla British School, as this year’s Music Scholars’ Recital comes to you online at www.dbsbangkok.ac.th/recital

    Music scholarships at DBS serve to acknowledge students’ exceptional merits and achievements, and exemplifies our commitment towards recognising the diverse range of musical talent that is nurtured throughout their academic career at DBS.

  • Chinese New Year Assembly

    Our Friday assemblies were rich in Chinese culture as we celebrated the Year of the Ox for the 2021 Chinese New Year. Students sang Chinese songs together, as well as performing amazingly on the stage. It was a great collaboration between the Mandarin and Music Departments! 新年快乐! 牛年大吉!