2018 SHS Music Festival took place on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January with just over 110 performances. The external adjudicator, Mrs Catherine Summerhayes was extremely impressed. ‘I really enjoyed it. Immensely talented musicians, wonderfully supported by Music Staff. I was so impressed by the talent and the kindness and politeness of the pupils. I did really enjoy listening to them.’ Every performer received a performance certificate, written comments upon what was good about their performance and ideas about what to work upon next. WWW and EBI in action. The commended certificates list will be read out at Year Group assemblies. Students will already have received their certificates via their Form Tutor.
Students who were Highly Commended were:
Millie Hindmarch – Y7 String Class
Sophie Mihill – Y9&10 Vocal Class
Amba Tilney – Y9&10 Vocal Class
Rachel Radbourne – Y11-13 Woodwind and Brass Class
Charity Stow – Y11-13 Woodwind and Brass Class
Bea Binghan – Y7&8 Vocal Class
Lottie Bussey – Y7&8 Woodwind and Brass Class
Hannah Butler – Y7&8 Woodwind and Brass Class
Heidi Brown – Y9&10 Strings Class
Sofia Celaya – Y9&10 Strings Class
Millie Hindmarch – Y7&8 Piano Class
Sofia Celaya – Y9&10 Piano Class
Grace Durose – Y11-13 Vocal Class
Ellie Bingham – Y11-13 Vocal Class
Gaby Brimley – Y9&10 Woodwind and Brass Class
Lottie Pike – Y9&10 Woodiwnd and Brass Class
These students also performed in the Music Festival Concert on Monday 5th February. The concert was of a very high standard with varied music and instruments. The audience were treated to Gershwin’s jazzy ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’, Lloyd-Webber’s ‘Wishing You Were Here Again’, French music by Debussy and Poulenc, a showstopper by Sondheim and the very famous Fantasia on Greensleeves to name but a few of the pieces played. The Adjudicator’s Cup for Outstanding performance of the 2 day Festival was awarded jointly to Sofia Celaya and Lottie Pike.
The Jane Page Cup for the Most Promising Musician/Performance awarded by the adjudicator goes to Darcy Johnson. The Music Festival Shield voted by the audience for the best performance in the Music Festival Concert goes to Sofia Celaya for her performance on the violin of Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens which she also peformed in assembly.
Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s SHS Music Festival. Finally a huge thank you to Mrs Ingrams, whose organisational skills made it all possible.
Lottie Pike, Year 9.