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West Leigh success in Leigh Music Festival

May 9, 2017

Children from Year 4 and 5 represented West Leigh Junior School recently at the Leigh Music Festival. They performed a varied collection of recorder pieces as part of the Woodwind and Brass section of the festival.  The adjudicator for the afternoon was Joy Farrall, who is a professor at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.

All their performances were very well received, impressing Ms Farrall with their “sweet gentle sound…” and “very good presentation”. Alex Blackstone-Cobbe and Emily Chaston were awarded joint first place in the 11 years and under class, meaning they will have the Doris Ridd Orpheus Cup for six months each! Sebastian Rapley Mende won the Bryn Smith Orpheus Cup for his performance of ‘Legend’ in the under 9 years age category. Freddie Dawson and Alex managed to triumph in a very closely contended duet class.

Congratulations to all our young musicians. Performing in a competition is a big challenge and everyone has worked very hard to prepare for the festival. Thank you to Mrs Gentleman and Miss Fisher for rehearsing with the children and providing another fantastic opportunity.  Thank you to the parents for their ongoing support.

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