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Musical talent at Trafalgar
MUSICAL students at Trafalgar School in Downton demonstrated their talent at the school’s annual House Music Festival.
The first round qualifiers saw 220 students taking part, 17 of whom were chosen to take part in the final showdown. Neil McMullan, acting head of music at Shaftesbury School in Dorset, who studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Bath Spa University, adjudicated the proceedings.
He said: “I attend a lot of competitions and I am a very hard marker, but I have been so very impressed by the standard.
“I would gladly welcome any of the students here into my GSCE and A-level classes.”
The winner of the lower school music prize was Year 7 student Thomas Reynolds, who played the guitar for Longford House, while the upper school music prize went to Year 11 student Eddie Reynolds, who played the piano for Breamore House. Clarendon House took the House Trophy for the first time in seven years.
Head of music Felicity Minshell said: “Every student in the school auditioned in one way or another this year, and we had a tough job in choosing the finalists. It’s just a shame that there are only two winners.
“The whole evening, from the finalists to the choir and wind band performances, demonstrated the expertise and talent we have here at The Trafalgar School at Downton.”