Grange always had an excellent reputation for music during our time there. The choir, especially, was highly regarded and always seemed to be winners at the Wharfedale Festival etc.

Richard Darke writes:

“At one time a very eminent musical scholar, Watkins Shaw, was a pupil and a younger contemporary of his was Frank Mumby who was for many years Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds University. My own brother, Malcolm, who was in the Sixth Form in 1957-58 remembered a music master who had the delightful name of Meanwell Henton. He in turn produced programme notes for years of Halle concerts at St George’s Hall. His successor was John Victor Pollard who subsequently moved to Ilkley Grammar School just before Keith Rhodes came to Grange. Keith, like so many of his colleagues, was an Old Granger himself. Brian Baines, onetime Assistant Music teacher and later of “Look North” was a pupil at the same time as Keith, as was Hedley Teale, who for many years was Music Master at Belle Vue Boys."


Hector Hill has kindly provided tracks from the LP recording (pictured below right)made by the Grange Boys' Grammar School Choir. Listen to them by using this audio player:


Grange LP