Success for Neale Wade at Peterborough music festival- now for next year

A FENLAND pupil – and the school orchestra- have triumphed at a Peterborough music festival.

James Richardson won the Junior Woodwind Cup after joining five others from a March school in the competition.

They were all taking part in the annual festival at The Cresset.

Six students took part in woodwind solo categories. Maria Chesnaye and Megan Fitzsimons competed in the 12 years and under woodwind solo, and were awarded merits for their performances.

Zoe Nosworthy, Lauren Sparrow, and James Richardson entered the under 15 categories and Zoe and Lauren were given commended awards whilst James was awarded a distinction and won the Junior Woodwind Cup.

Neale Wade’s Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble received commended for their performances, but the overall winner of its class was the Brass Ensemble.

The orchestra received a commended for its performance of highlights from "Harry Potter", and went on to win the Walmsley Trophy.

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Mr Hamilton-Box, Ms Griffin and Mrs Furlong said they wanted to thanks all the students their hard work and commitment they have shown into rehearsing for the festival.

The school also offered a big thanks to Mrs Teasdale for accompanying the soloists at the festival, and for giving her time to rehearse with them.

Neale Wade says it is proud of the music talent they have at their school and they are going back to the festival next year and hopefully do as well as they have this year.


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