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:

Jack Littlewood
Drum Kit/Percussion

Megan Humphries
Dorothy Gilbertson trophy in the Advanced Pedal Harp Class
Thomas Trophy Competition in the Strings Final

Victoria Alvarez
Percussion Year 8

Jacob Garrett
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:

Hannah Shimwell
Woodwind Open Class

Victoria Alvarez
Piano Solo Year 9 and under

Jacob Garett
Entertainment Class

Stephanie Connell
Saxophone Grade 5/6

Phoebe Kyriakopoulos
Solo from a Show or Musical

Rebecca Troy
Solo From a Show or Musical

Amelia McQuire
Solo Singing

String Group Open
Ready Steady Bow

String Group Year 10 and under
All Strung Out

Chamber Class
Arco Celebris

Sasha Wong
String solo Grade 7/8

Harrogate Grammar School Choir
Choir Open

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:

Phoebe Kyriakopoulos
Megan Humphries
Jade Yip
Grace Brennan
Amelia McQuire
Ella Williams


Megan Humphries and Victoria Alvarez

Jack Littlewood and Jacob Garrett

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