Friends of Egglescliffe School Music

Because every child in our community has the right to make music


We are parents, carers, teachers, musicians, alumni and members of our community who are passionate about music education

Egglescliffe is a flourishing and highly successful state school in Stockton-on-Tees. It has a long tradition of excellence in music education with a range of high-performing ensembles including a Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Brass Band and Big Band. Its ensembles have performed at venues such as St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Durham Cathedral.

The Friends of Egglescliffe School Music is a registered charity committed to supporting music education within our community. Through fundraising we provide financial assistance to afford students the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and play in an ensemble.
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What we do


— We Support

Across the last year we have raised over thousands of pounds to support music education in our local area.


— We Build

We have bought a range of musical instruments for loan to primary schools in our community in order to help build the next generation of young musicians.


— We Inspire

We loan legacy instruments to our most gifted musicians inspiring them to achieve their dream of studying music at University or Conservatoire.



Rowan Pierce - Opera Singer

Yorkshire born soprano Rowan Pierce is a former student and teacher at Egglescliffe School.  
She was awarded the President's Award by HRH Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music in 2017. She won both the Song Prize and First Prize at the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition, the Van Someren Godfery Prize at the RCM and the first Schubert Society Singer Prize in 2014. She has appeared on the concert platform throughout Europe and in South America and has performed with ensembles including the AAM, Gabrieli Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBCSSO, CBSO, Florilegium and Royal Northern Sinfonia.

She made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the OAE and her Wigmore Hall debut with the London Handel Players. Her roles include Drusilla in Monteverdi’s  L’incoronazione di Poppea, Galatea in Handel's Acis & Galatea, Iris in Handel’s Semele, Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Miss Wordsworth, Emmie and Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring and Princess in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges. See for more information.


Tom Chapman - Musician

Former student Tom Chapman began his professional music career while he was still at school.
Since his first theatre run at the age of 16, he has gained invaluable experience in many musical fields and has had the chance to travel the world learning his trade. As the drummer behind popular band Cattle & Cane, he has played at Scotland's T in the Park festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. Last year he also had the privilege to be part of the band for the UK tour of "Knights of Music" with Philip Schofield.
When not performing, Tom can be found in his Home Studio. After playing on and engineering many records he has had lots of national radio time, played on charted albums and been featured on many TV shows and adverts, including The Only Way is Essex, Sunday Brunch, MTV Catfish, Emmerdale, Eastenders, Countryfile and Made in Chelsea.
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