St Albans students scoop Young Musician awards

10:41 24 April 2014

St Albans School Young Musician award winners

St Albans School Young Musician award winners

Archant

Five awards at the St Albans Young Musician of the Year awards went to a local school.

The jazz band and barbershop group from St Albans School won the awards for best secondary band and vocal ensemble respectively at the competition held in the Cathedral.

Three solo awards also went to students at the Abbey Gateway School – second-former Theo Gill won the secondary strings category, fifth-former Nicholas Springthorpe won the secondary voice section and fourth-former Thomas Dilley took the top prize in the secondary wind/brass category.

This year’s competition was judged by Robert Max, a finalist in the BBC competition in 1984 and now a solo cellist, conductor and chamber musician.

St Albans School director of music, Mick Stout, said: “It was a fantastic day. Such a range of awards shows the strength of our pupils’ talents and the variety of music being taught at the school.

“To win all five categories and all but one of the categories that we entered was a wonderful achievement and should act as a great fillip to all of those that were successful.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:02
Protestors outside the public exhibition

People were invited to have their say and to ask questions about plans for a solar farm development in Guilden Morden.

Yesterday, 11:58
Ben Lewis receiving the chains from former mayor Victoria Hulstrom-Allen.

A young pilot says helping families will be a number one priority after he took the mayoral chains.

Yesterday, 08:32
Lorna Woo-Sam

A student from Royston will be cycling 200 miles across the channel to raise money for charity.

Yesterday, 07:08
Raghu Dixit is playing at Rhythms of the World 2015. Picture: Gomtesh Upadhye

Having played to crowds of more than 100,000, and performed at Glastonbury and in front of the Queen, you’d be forgiven for thinking Raghu Dixit’s return to Rhythms of the World would be a little unremarkable in his eyes.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition