November 27th 2017
Triumph at Maidstone Music Festival
Several girls spent their weekend at the Maidstone Music Festival, and fantastically, many went home with first place medals.
Year 13 pupils Keely and Bonnie won their piano and musical theatre classes respectively; Year 12s Emily and Harriet won their classes - recital for Emily and multiple instruments for Harriet; and Year 8’s Arwen won her unaccompanied folk song class. In addition, Year 9 pupil Joey was commended for her piano Grades 7 and 8, and Year 10’s Lila medalled for her performance on woodwind higher level. Many girls received honours and were invited back to the Winners’ Concert next week.
This success follows Harriet's recent triumph: winning the Canterbury Festival Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition. A percussionist specialising in the Marimba, Harriet will also be taking part in the forthcoming BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.
Head of Music Miss Penny Clements commended the girls, “It was wonderful to see all of our singers win their class, as well as Keely, our pianist and Harriet, our percussionist. Most importantly, however, the girls received some fantastic adjudication and feedback to help them develop.”