The contemporary music scene at Sevenoaks School is overseen by Mr Nick Beston and attracts a huge following in the school.
Many gigs are organised by the students themselves and include charity pop concerts, concerts for the school’s two jazz bands as well as concerts given by the jazz club and gospel choir. The school’s two show piece concerts come at the end of the Michaelmas and Lent terms and are affectionately called Crash into Christmas and Sevenoaks Swings.
The school also encourages participation in contemporary classical music, with a Composers' Corner that meets weekly. Here, students compose their own new music for performance by choirs and other groups.