Wickersley Music Festival was a resounding success, bigger and better than last year; This year saw 3 primary schools, Bramley Grange, St Albans and Braml;ey Sunnyside, together with pupils from Wickersley and Rawmarsh taking part in front of a sell-out audience.
The atmosphere was electric as our three judges, Steven Kohut, Annie Forshaw and Simon Mansfield, took to their seats. They were in for a treat!
Bramley Sunnyside took the Primary school hounors with two songs from Oliver, acted out in full costume! Closely followed by the St Albans Glee Club and Bramley Grange flute and Clarinet groups.
Was won by Georgia Green; this was a hard fought class where Charlotte Carter and Mollie Chester came runners up. The class also featured Jonathan Seyboth, Hasti Askani, Jade Jennison, Abbie Wilkes, Isabelle Coulson and Rachel Incley.
‘Shoot the Trapper’ took the title here, closely followed by ‘Toe’ from Rawmarsh Community School. This was followed by Wickersley Brass, a group made up of brass players from both primary and secondary schools. Also featured were Morgan Berry and Daniel Roe playing a wonderful guitar duet and Josh Gaynor and Matt Reed playing ‘Botany bay’ on trumpet and trombone respectively.
Another Green took the Senior title, in the shape of Charlotte Green, big sister to Georgia who won the junior section. Runners up, Jasmin Smith and William Ormesher were tightly followed in the scoring by Nathan Thompson, Courtney Morris, Aidan Stephenson, Georgia Hampton and Luke Roddison, All of who gave a great musical account of themselves.
This year the Young musician of the Year title went to Heather Rose on piano playing ‘Reverie’ by Debussy. It was a close fought battle that saw Megan Edgar and Summer Hatton pipped to the post. Other finalists were Jack Shaw, Hannah West and Laura Day.
All in all this was a splendid evening of music making, showing the very best of talent that is being developed here at Wickersley.