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Young musicians on song at Glossopdale
Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 20:58 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

Glossopdale Community College’s annual Young Musician of the Year Finals made for another inspiring night.

The hall at the college’s Talbot Road complex was packed with people expecting an evening of great music and no-one went home disappointed.

Head of music Mark Bousie said: “All the finalists, eight in the junior category and seven in the seniors, really raised their game.

“They gave excellent performances in front of the panel of adjudicators and an audience of around 100 family, friends, teachers and interested members of the public.

“All of the students were a credit to the college.”

As it was a competition, the adjudicators had to make the tough decisions of picking a top three in each category and then the eventual winners.

The overall champion and Glossopdale Young Musician of the Year 2017 was Lucy Moore, who impressed with her singing.

The overall results were:

Juniors:
1 – Mia Holt (violin), Year 8
2 – David Silcock (piano), Year 9
3 – Adam Brass (piano), Year 9

Seniors:
1 – Lucy Moore (vocals), Year 13
2 – Seb Brass (trumpet), Year 13
3 – Rory Craig (piano), Year 12

The adjudicators were Steve Pickett, education director of the Halle Orchestra, Sam Lees, guitar soloist, recording artist and teacher of guitar including at Glossopdale Community College, where he once studied, and Lisa Callaghan, another ex-Glossopdale student, and a music graduate of Huddersfield University, who is a teacher of woodwind for the whole of Derbyshire and an accomplished saxophone performer.

 

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Music maestros: Glossopdale Community College Young Musician Of The Year overall winner Lucy Moore with adjudicators Lisa Callaghan, Steve Pickett and Sam Lees with runner-up Seb Brass (left) and Rory Craig who came third.