First Ever Music Festival Winners Announced

Kingscourt was alive with the sound of music this morning as our Music Festival finalists took to the floor in front of a packed audience of parents, grandparents and the rest of the Prep department.

Nerves were running high only equalled by excitement as children from Y3-Y6 competed for gold, silver or bronze place as well as the coveted trophy for Overall Winner.

Competitors performed pieces on the flute, recorder, violin, cello, guitar, piano and drums as well as singing with musical genres ranging from Schumann to Olly Murs and all stages in between.

Judge Mrs Charlotte Denby said, “We were very impressed with the composure and obvious enjoyment of all of the performers this morning. They had obviously practised very hard at home and, although understandably nervous, every one of them approached the competition in a very mature fashion. We were very impressed.”

Eventually, after much deliberation, each class’s three competitors were awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal and congratulated by the supportive audience.  The judges had decided that the Overall Winner on this inaugural occasion would be Y3C’s Hadley Stephen who played his piano piece, ‘Indian Dance’ not only technically well but also with huge enjoyment.  Hadley received a special trophy.