Musical talent showcased at annual festival

Music festival winners

This year’s annual music festival once again showcased our very best instrumentalists and vocalists during a wonderful day of entertainment.

Musicians from the first year to the sixth form played the competitive series of recitals and short pieces of music to an enthusiastic audience of fellow pupils. The very best were chosen to perform in the evening in front of a Hallam Hall packed with parents, pupils, staff and governors.

Winners

As well as the following amazing achievements, several cups were also awarded for performances in individual musical families and instruments:

SIXTH FORM INSTRUMENTAL 

Winner – Simon Fraser
Commended – Becki Smith

SENIOR ENSEMBLE

Winner – Simon Fraser
Commended – Alex Jones, Joanna Brown, Hannah Clayton, Jess Lloyd. Becki Smith, Amy Lynch, Emily Howling 

SIXTH FORM VOCAL SOLO

Winner – James Holt

MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL 

Winner – Alex Jones
Commended – Sam Howard

4TH AND 5TH YEAR VOCAL

Winner – Arisha-Jane Marsh
Commended – Amy Lynch, Emily Howling

3RD YEAR INSTRUMENTAL

Winner – Alex Pollard

2ND YEAR INSTRUMENTAL

Winner – Pippa Brown
Commended – George Dixon

1ST YEAR INSTRUMENTAL

Winner – Kanei Nishii
Commended – Zoe Shah, Matthew Howling

JUNIOR ENSEMBLE

Winner – Niamh Johnson, Cornelia Kolusi, Gwen Rayworth
Commended – Natalie Bennett, Caitlin Cutts, Zoe Shah

JUNIOR VOCAL

Winner –Lauren Suddards
Commended – Phoebe Roberts

OTHER PRIZES

Wind and brass cup – Simon Fraser
String cup – Alex Jones
Pianoforte cup – Natalie Ho
Flute trophy – Hannah Clayton
Adjudicator’s cup – Simon Fraser

Most promising lower school musician – Kanei Nishii

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