In a change from the standard dwell competition in March format, Ramsbottom Music Pageant noticed entrants submitting movies – the place adjudicators supplied constructive written suggestions and awarded prizes.
The competition was aired on-line over ten days in April, and members have been in a position to view one another’s performances and listen to suggestions and recommendation given by the panel – as would usually occur at a dwell competition.
The competitors was stiffer than ever as a result of along with musicians from the North West who normally attend the competition, being on-line meant that entries have been additionally obtained from throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Eire.
Sophie Latham, from Rossendale, received first prize within the Grade 2 Woodwind class, enjoying tuneful renditions of ‘Air’ by H. Purcell and ‘Music Field’ by P. Sparke on oboe. Sophie is taught oboe by Nikki Lord at Bury Grammar Faculty, and in addition research cello with Ilona Hepburn.
Pupils of native Brass instructor, Liz Boardman from Haslingden, additionally loved appreciable success – successful a number of awards. They scooped all the prizes within the Grade 4 Customary Brass Class, with Matthew Smith successful first prize enjoying trombone, Ethan Procter second prize additionally enjoying trombone, and Esther Braun third prize enjoying the cornet. One other of Liz’s pupils Oliver Williams claimed second prize in Grade 5 Customary Brass Class, enjoying trumpet.
As the vast majority of music festivals have been cancelled this 12 months, the organisers in Ramsbottom have obtained many emails of thanks and congratulations from music academics and fogeys.
Pageant chair Mary Crehan stated they sit up for listening to many gifted musicians from the world as soon as once more at a dwell Ramsbottom Music Pageant in 2022.
She added: “Congratulations to all the prize-winners and, certainly, to all of the musicians who stored practising their devices and attained such a excessive customary. They need to be very happy with themselves.”
Samuel Bell, of Nice Harwood, received first prize for Digital Keyboard Grade 3 Customary, enjoying a stunning rendition of “The Neverending Story” by Moroder.
9-year-old Samuel is a pupil of Lorraine Scholes at Lancashire Music Hub and has been studying the digital keyboard for greater than 4 years.
Trumpet participant Oliver Williams received second prize within the Brass Grade 5 Customary class enjoying “Chanson Bohme” by Bizet. Oliver is a pupil at St Christopher’s CE Excessive Faculty, Accrington and can be a member of Blackburn & Darwen Junior Brass Band.
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