SaltburnOn Friday 21st June, students from both junior and senior schools competed in the Saltburn Music Festival. Five students played in the recorder solo, duet and ensemble classes, achieving a high standard throughout.
Jeremy and Zeta Normanton played Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ in the 11 years and under duet class. They played very well and Mrs Rowland was impressed with their performance. Both students then performed in solo recorder classes. Jeremy played ‘Les Bouffons’ and Zeta played ‘Pony Trot’. Zeta was placed third in her class.
Ryan de Silva, in Year 8, won the 15 years and under class playing a sopranino recorder, which creates a higher pitch. He was complimented on the sweetness of tone he produced by adjudicator Peter Wells, a recorder specialist. Ryan later competed on the saxophone in the Young Musician class and came second. A very successful festival!
Olivia Coates played in the ensemble class with the Junior School Recorder Ensemble. They played ‘When the Saints go Marching in’ and were praised for blending their sounds together well, particularly as the group consisted of one treble and three descant recorders. Olivia also played ‘Party Popper’ as a solo in the 11 years and under class, being placed second: well done!
Lewis de Silva, who competed in the treble recorder solo class, also won the duet class with his brother Ryan. Lewis, who is 10 years old, competed in the 15 years and under class.
The students thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Saltburn, especially being able to listen to competitors from other schools. They have collected lots of tips and ideas to improve their playing even more. Well done to all those students who performed.