Girls showed off a superb range of musical talents at the 2016 School Music Festival to compete for a number of prestigious trophies.
The talented musicians performed a series of pieces to a very appreciative audience with real confidence and flair. Family, friends and staff were treated to diverse ensembles, classical string arrangements, piano solos, and also stunning vocal performances.
The winners of Classes 15a, 15b and 15c competed for the James Surfleet ensemble trophy.
Class 15 a Winner – The Ukulele Ensemble
Class 15b Winner – Senior Ensemble/Olivia and Scarlett Spillane
Class 15c Winners – Yr 13 Vocal Ensemble - Louisa Cowell, India Hall, Isabelle Wells-Walters, Isobel Jones, Rhianna Thornton-Reid, Alex Castling, Laura Brierley
Winners -Yr 13 Vocal Ensemble
The winners of classes 7, 8 and 9 competed for the string trophy.
Class 7 Winner – Olivia Spillane
Class 8 Winner – Kate Holden
Class 9 Winner – Katie-May Williams
Winner - Katie-May Williams
The winners of classes 4, 5 and 6 competed for the Swann Woodwind trophy.
Class 4 Winner – Anna Boyne
Class 5 Winner – Harriet Wyatt
Class 6 Winner – Emma Whitfield
Winner - Emma Whitfield
The winners of Classes 1, 2 and 3 competed for the piano trophy.
Class 1 Winner – Anna Boyne
Class 2 Winner – Catriona Drew
Class 3 Winner – Melanie Paul
Winner - Melanie Paul
The winners of classes 11a, 11b, 12a and 12b competed for the Ann Brotherhood vocal trophy.
Class 11a Winner – Jada Sanyaolu
Class 11b Winner – Lauren Williams
Class 12a Winner – Laura Brierley
Class 12b Winner – Olivia Atkinson
Winner - Laura Brierley
The winner of the Gill Church Brass Cup - Isabel Capewell
The winner of the Percussion Trophy - Lucy McBurney
The winner of the Piano Duet Trophy - Mia Taylor and Evie Tipping
Overall Preliminary Class Winner (from Class 1, 4, 7, 10, 13) - Isabella Brimson
Overall Intermediate Class Winner (from Class 2, 5, 8, 11a & 11b) - Lauren Williams
Overall Advanced Class Winner (from Class 3, 6, 9, 12a & 12b) - Katie May Williams
Musicality- Melanie Paul
Runner Up - Laura Brierley
Overall Winner - Katie-May Williams
The adjudicators were Karen Humphreys (Head of the junior RNCM), Kathy Rundell (Director of Music at Wilmslow Prep School), and Lucy Knight (Professional Singer and teacher).
Head of Music Mrs Healey said: ''The day was a huge success with over 150 performances from girls in all years. The standard was incredibly high and we are so proud of the hard work and musicianship that the girls demonstrated.''
Year 9 pupil Scarlett Spillane added ''it was exciting performing alongside all the other years groups and taking part in the final was a really exhilarating experience.''