Music Festival News
On Saturday 17th March, despite the snow, around 100 musicians from St Mary's performed to parents and members of the public in the annual Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival.
Congratulations to all who participated and supported this event.
The results are as follows (including comments from the adjudicator):
School Orchestra - 1st Place - Distinction Award and winner of Orchestra trophy
"A most enjoyable performance"
"A substantial orchestra of quality and quantity"
String Orchestra - 2nd place - Distinction Award
"A lovely group - so many string players!"
Drummers - 1st Place - Distinction Award
"As well as crisp rhythms there was lots of colour, texture and dynamics"
Brass Band - 2nd Place - Commended Award
"You make the most lovely sound, great tone and blend"
Choir - 2nd Place - Commended Award
"Plenty of willing singers here putting on a good show"
Congratulations to the Crowdy Family for winning the "Family Ensemble" too
Woodwind Festival Results
Beginner Solo Flute Class - Amelia - 85 Commended.
Beginner Solo Reed Class - Hannah - 84 Commended.
Grade 1 Solo Class - Fabiola - 84 Commended.
Grade 1 Solo Class - Estee - 84 Commended.
Grade 2 Solo Class - Ella - 84 Commended.
Grade 4 Solo Class - Nick - 85 Commended.
Ensembles up to Grade 1
1st - Willow and Kitty 87 Distinction and winner of the Jones Junior Ensemble Trophy.
2nd - Alice , Olive and Bronte 84 Commended
2nd - Charlotte , Estee and Hannah - 84 Commended.
Ensembles Grade 2
1st - Kitty and Isaac - 86 Commended
2nd - Ella and Megan - 85 Commended
Ensemble Grade 2-3
1st - Luisa , Nick and Wlliam - 85 Commended.