Hall is alive with the sound of music

Music festival at Rastrick High School which took place over three days. 'Big band perform
Music festival at Rastrick High School which took place over three days. 'Big band perform

THERE was a beautiful sound of music as musicians at Rastrick High School performed their three-day festival.

Students of brass, woodwind, string, guitar, voice, keyboard and percussion did their best to impress guest adjudicator Graham Ellin who had the difficult task of selecting the winner of each class to go forward to the finale to compete for Young Musician of the Year 2011.

Mr Ellin was impressed by the quality of the performances and congratulated the students on the way they supported each other. He was thrilled to have been asked to adjudicate the festival.

The junior musician of the year went to Lydia Wyatt on her flute, and senior musician of the year went to Evie Szulist on her drums.

Other finalists were Theo Ayres, Cerys Newton, Matthew Wilson, Ben Chalker, Charlotte Horsfield and Rachel James, Isobel Benton, Aisling Malone, Eve King, Oliver Roughton and Imogen Buck.

The concert also featured items from big band, concert band and junior and senior choirs.

The Eddie Noble award, donated by the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, is given to the young brass player who shows dedication and commitment to musical groups at Rastrick High. This year it was awarded to Year Eight cornet player Bethan Plant.