Junior News

Young Musician of the Year 2024

7th March 2024

On Wednesday 6th March we held the final of the Junior Inter House Young Musician of the Year 2024, and it was a spectacular event.

The competition has been underway for the past couple of weeks, with class concert heats where over 220 performances by Year 3 to Year 6 students were showcased. It was wonderful having some lots of interesting instruments, for example the kalimba, tenoroon, pbone, cello and Eb horn, as well as many old favourites.

The final featured the very best young musicians from our Junior Section, competing in the Under 9 and the Under 11 categories. Everyone was extremely excited to listen to the performances and cheer on their peers – and the students all gave fabulous performances showing real confidence, determination and joy.

There were performances in a variety of categories, including piano, vocals, wind, string, brass, and percussion.  The U9 final was conducted first, with students from Year 3 and 4 attending St. John’s Hall during their first two periods. We were enthralled by their performances. The Under 11 category was equally impressive, with the students showcasing their musical talents with flair and precision. The finalists have practised tirelessly to hone their performances, and it showed.

We were delighted to welcome Mr Meredith, senior section Music Teacher to adjudicate the competition. The musical talent was incredible and every participant deserves recognition for their hard work and dedication. Well done to all of the students who competed in the Young Musicians Concert!

Special congratulations to the winners on their outstanding performances.

Under 9 Category:

Beginner Piano Winner: Isabella J, performing Merlin’s Magic Minstrels

Piano Winner: Fei Fei W, performing Allegro

Vocal Winner: Rose P, singing The Crocodile

Woodwind Winner: Angelina H, performing Monday Morning Waltz

String Winner: Fei Fei W, performing Hunter’s Chorus

Brass Winner: Nelly S, performing The National Anthem

Our Winner of Lower School Young Musician of the Year 2024: Fei fei W on the Piano

 

Under 11 Category:

Brass Winner: Priyah H, performing Bragtime

Percussion Winner: Lauren T, performing Gunning For Funk

Vocal Winner: Holly P, singing Pretty Enough

Intermediate Piano Winner: Izzy B, performing Jinx

Advanced Piano Winner: Cayla P, performing Wind in the Willows

Intermediate String Winner: Edith B, performing Something Stupid

Advanced String Winner: Valentina L, performing I Got Plenty of Nuttin’

Intermediate Woodwind Winner: Caelynn S, performing Never Dance with an Elephant

Advanced Woodwind Winner: Isobel T, performing The Mallow Fling

Our Winner of Upper School Young Musician of the Year 2024: Cayla P on the piano.

We look forward to hearing all our winners perform again for families and friends in our upcoming Spring Concert on 19th March.

Mrs R White

Junior Music Teacher

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