Music Festival News
Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival - March 2022
The annual Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival was a huge success for pupils at our school. Both individuals and groups entered the festival, some with school and some independently.
The Ensembles day saw St Mary's being awarded many trophies and high marks. The school orchestra, brass band, ukulele group, string orchestra and senior choir all performed wonderfully to a very appreciative audience.
The adjudicator, Paul Harris commented "Very well done - keep up this really excellent work. A real model for others to aspire to" about the school orchestra and gave them a rare "outstanding" award (90/100). About the choir he said "A very musical and thoughtful performance".
On the same weekend, around 20 woodwind pupils performed at the BMAF woodwind section in solos and duets. On other weekends, pupils were performing in speech and drama, piano, brass and creative writing.
Congratulations to the 100 or so children who participated and well done to you all for achieving the special "adjudicators cup" awarded to St Mary's for so much amazing music making in the festival. This award will go with the four others we came back to school with this year. This award will be given to us on Sunday 27th March when the brass band and choir perform once again at 2:30pm for the Gala Concert.
School Orchestra - 90/100 Outstanding - 1st Place
Brass Band - 87/100 Distinction - 2nd Place
Ukulele Club - 87/100 Distinction - 1st Place
String Orchestra - 90/100 Outstanding - 1st Place
Senior Choir - 87/100 Distinction - Joint 1st Place
Michaela Jones - 88/100 Distinction - 1st Place
Speech and Drama
Kannika Throngkubjai - Distinction
Abi Morris - Distinction - 1st Place
Tvisha Fogla - First Place
Serena Bean 2nd 85/100 Commended
Tvisha Fogla - 84/100 Merit
Charlotte Salt - 87/100 Distinction - 1st Place
Isabella Salsi - 85/100 Commended - 3rd place
Kasper Wong - 84/100 Commended - 2nd Place
Rowan Simmons - 83/100 Merit
Siri Rikka - 83/100 Merit
Buddy Young - 83/100 Merit
Olive Sanders - 83/100 Merit
Serena Bean - 86/100 Commended - 1st Place
Emma Flint 83/100 - Merit
Bea Tyrer 84/100 Commended
Lila Storm 83/100 - Merit
Jayden Adeliyi - 85/100 Commended - 2nd Place
Tvisha Fogla - 85/100 Commended - 2nd Place
Lucas Grewal - 84/100 Commended
Isabella Salsi - 1st Place
Amy Connor and Charlie Fairweather - 1st Place
Isabella Salsi and sister Luisa - 1st Place
Jemima Adams and Harleen Ahluwalia - 1st Place