Harmony Army originated during the early days of StudioFix and has continued throughout. Since 2018 Harmony Army has regenerated and amazing success has followed capturing a love of singing whilst having fun. Lunchtime practice became rehearsals for concerts and competitions. More and more pupils joined and with the enthusiasm of our younger KS3 boys the choir is now well known at Hurstmere School.
Through a supportive, positive environment the boys engage in a process of discovery through the activity of singing, self-esteem development, a wider knowledge of music genres and social benefits.
Our KS4 pupils become great mentors for the younger boys, helping them to overcome nerves and help build their confidence. Those who have never wanted to sing on their own are surprised at how good they are within a choir.
Harmony Army has taken part in the annual Music for
Youth regional and national festivals and has performed
at The Royal Festival Hall, London’s City Hall and The Royal
The choir received a Jack
Petchey award in 2019 for
their support and
endorsement of The
Alzheimer’s Society, having written and recorded ‘Here I Am’ for
the charity’s 40th Anniversary.
During the 2020 lockdown, Harmony Army has joined the ADASS
London (Directors of Adult Social Services) sing-along and led
renditions of ‘Here I Am’ for social care groups, residential care
homes, day centres, Local Authority teams and a groups of NHS staff.
A Jack Petchey 'Leaders Award' for Mr Gilbert, nominated by the boys of Harmony Army