A record number of Ellesmere College pupils participated in this year's Oswestry Music Festival, and as well as two instrumental groups winning first and second prizes for their performances, two individual pupils gained first places in their classes.
The Ellesmere College Lower School Orchestra achieved first place in the Instrumental Ensemble ages 15 and under category and the Lower School Ensemble came second in the same class.
Bethan Jones, Lower School Music Teacher commented, 'After much rehearsing together, the musicians hard work resulted in performances which impressed their audiences with communication and enthusiasm in their music making. The Ellesmere pupils enjoyed meeting and listening to choirs from other schools and it was great for them to hear such encouraging feedback from the adjudicator.'
In individual classes, Benjamin Britton, a Year 6 pupil, won the ages 12 and under Drum Kit Solo class. Rachel Harrison, a talented saxophone player, who lives in Ellesmere and is a Sixth Form International Baccalaureate student, was the winner of the Oswestry and District Arts Association Cup for her performance in the Woodwind Solo, ages 25 and under.
Roger Paul, Director of Music commented, 'It was tremendous for the 1st and 2nd prizes for the under 15 Instrumental Ensemble class to be awarded to the two Lower School instrumental groups in which the oldest age is just 13. Rachel and Benjamin also excelled themselves and we congratulate them for their winning performances.'
10th March 2008 Back to News