Nearly 300 students from across the academy performed at this year’s Wansbeck Music Festival competing in a wide range of categories and with much success.
We were placed in 33 categories and brought home 25 trophies!
It was lovely to see so many parents coming to support our students and our performers enjoyed hearing the musical performances from other schools in our region.
There were a number of highlights from the festival, some of the most notable performances include:
- The new secondary ‘Boys Rock Singing Group’
- Josephine Butler Primary Whole Class Mandolins who were praised for both their music and their good sitting – silently with 30 mandolins for an hour!
- The Centre Choir who loved having the opportunity to perform.
- Grace Darling’s new Rockestra & Rock Choir who performed ‘Up Town Funk’ exceptionally well in their first public performance.
|Steel Pan under 16 Solo||Rebecca Linden||2nd|
|Guitar under 13 solo||Lucy Birmingham||1st||St Bennet Biscop Cup|
|Woodwind Duet under 13 years||Emily Watson & Matthew Lloyd||1st||Anniversary Cup & Eileen Montgomary|
|Under 11 Guitar Ensemble||James Knott Guitar Group||1st||John Charlton|
|Under 13 Guitar Duet||Isabella Davidson & Anna Robison1st||1st||Ord Salver|
|Under 13 woodwind ensemble||NCEA Clarinet Group||1st||St Cecila Cup|
|Under 16 guitar duet||Robbie Anderson & Rachel Younger||1st||Mitford Cup|
|Under 16 woodwind duet||Leah Teagle & Emily Davidson||1st||Mrs Davidson Cup|
|Under 16 woodwind ensemble||NCEA Flute Choir||1st||Brymer Trophey|
|Guitar Ensemble under 16||NCEA Guitar Ensemble||1st||Leman Sheild A|
|Drum Solo under 16||Lewis Pearce||2nd|
|Percussion Group under 16||NCEA Drumming Group||1st||Guliani trophy|
|Ukulele Band||Joint 1st – NCEA Josephine Butler Ukulele Band & Central Primary School||Joint 1st||Agnes Temple Cup|
|Choir under 16||NCEA Choir||1st||Lt Col Orde Challenge Cup|
|Choir under 16 (hymn)||NCEA Choir||1st||Font Cup|
|Duet under 16||Lucy Birmingham & Anna Robison, Molly Mcinnes & Carley Young||Joint 1st||Greystoke cups|
|School Choirs||NCEA Choir||2nd||–|
|School Choirs||Boys Rock Choir||3rd||–|
|Recorder Band||Thomas Bewick Recorder Group||1st||Brittan Scott Cup|
|Recorder Ensemble||James Knott Recorder Group||1st||Janet Scott Trophy|
|Recorder Ensemble||James Knott Recorder Group||1st||Bill Bulman Cup|
|Recorder Band||Combines GD & JB Recorder Groups||1st||Isabel Fullarton James Cup|
|Rock Band under 11||Grace Darling Rockestra & Rock Choir||1st||The Swinny Cup|
|Under 16 composition||Lynsey Garrett||1st||Grasmere Trophy|
|Under 16 composition||Emily Davidson||2nd||–|
|Beginners Brass||Thomas Bewick Trombones||1st||Les Carew Cup|
|Rock Pop Band||NCEA Y10 Pop Band||1st||–|
|Whole Class Orchestra||Josephine Butler Mandolins||1st||Crewsal Cup|
|Whole Class Orchestra||James Knott Cornets||2nd||–|
|School Orchestra||NCEA Cadet Band||1st||Peggy Punton Trophy|
|Under 16 Vocal Solo||Sam Young||1st||Michael Bell Memorial Cup|
|Under 16 Vocal Solo||Lynsey Garrett||2nd||–|
|Brass Solo under 13||Nathan Golightly||2nd||–|
|Performance Opportunity||The Centre Choir||–||–|