Success at Harrogate Competitive Music Festival
We have experienced tremendous success at this year’s Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama with winners in six categories.
The Competitive Festival has been running for over 80 years and continues to provide a nurturing place for new and returning performers to learn and develop performance skills and to practise their art. It offers an opportunity to hear a wide range of performances in different disciplines be that instrumental, vocal or through speech and drama.
The performers put in hours of work with their teachers in order to prepare fully for this event and it is great to see such friendly and supportive competitors across the classes.
The following students/ensembles won their classes; Jack Littlewood, Jacob Garrett, Victoria Alvarez, Megan Humphries and All Strung Out. Many more students took part entering individually and through other ensembles.
It has been a very successful three weekends for students at Harrogate Grammar School.
Winners of their class:
Dorothy Gilbertson trophy in the Advanced Pedal Harp Class
Thomas Trophy Competition in the Strings Final
Percussion Year 8
Solo Acting – Shakespeare
Also took part in the final concert with members of KSSD Acting Academy
All Strung Out (Harrogate Grammar School and Western students involved)
String Group Year 10 and Under
Other students who competed and performed well:
Woodwind Open Class
Piano Solo Year 9 and under
Saxophone Grade 5/6
Solo from a Show or Musical
Solo From a Show or Musical
String Group Open
Ready Steady Bow
String Group Year 10 and under
All Strung Out
String solo Grade 7/8
Harrogate Grammar School Choir
Phoebe Kyriakopoulos and Grace Brennan
Vocal Duet Open
A number of girls also sang in the Chamber Choir Class with Rock Up and Sing Youth Choir and they won their class:
Megan Humphries and Victoria Alvarez
Jack Littlewood and Jacob Garrett