This week saw the showcasing of the talents of 160 performers across 10 different classes at AGGS in our 2nd Music Festival. Both the Church Hall and the Main Hall were buzzing with performances throughout the day, with hundreds of girls able to watch as audience members during the day.
Our 2 adjudicators, Mr Tom Dickinson (Wirral Boys’ GS) and Mrs Kathy Rundell (Wilmslow Prep) gave expert verbal and written feedback to the girls and we are hugely grateful to them in giving of their time to support AGGS in this way.
Thanks too go to Miss Riddle, Mrs Dickinson and Ms Mayall who accompanied over 70 performances and to all the instrumental staff who prepared pupils, including some lovely ensemble arrangements. Endangered instruments was a theme of this year’s festival, with a class showcasing oboe, viola and brass players.
This kind of event wouldn’t be possible without the help of so many administrative staff and parent steward helpers. Particular thanks to Mrs Marshall and Miss Wright who took charge of the adjudicator administration during the day and to Mr Beddow and the caretaking staff for setting up the halls.
The results of the classes are as follows:
|Piano 1||Chloe B. 9-3||Binyang Z. 7-2|
|Voice 1||Jennifer M. 7-4||Imogen B. 7-1|
|Voice 2||Sophia T. 10-3||Emily W. 10-6|
|Voice 3||Anna T. 11-3||Effi S. 11-6|
|Percussion||Kiya G. 8-1||Ellie R. 10-6|
|Piano 2||Flora W. 11-6||Selin C. 7-3|
|Endangered||Faith E. 7-4||Hannah G. 11-6 / Ellie C 11-4|
|Ensemble||Duo : Ellen W. 11-5 & Antonia H 11-6||Duo: Corrie G. 13-3 & Hannah G. 11-6 / Duo: Katie A. 11-4 & India S. 7-7|
|Piano 3||Sisi H. 11-3||Mingya G. 11-2|
|Guitar 1||Freya M. 7-6||Eisha N. 9-1|
|Guitar 2||Milly K. 12-3||Madison T. 9-6 / Ruby B. 9-5|
|Guitar 3||Suriya P. 11-2|
|Flute 1||Imogen A. 7-5|
|Wind 2||Sophia L. 8-2||Holly M. 10-4 / Flora W. 11-6|
|Strings 1||Peilin Z. 8-7|
|Strings 2||Emily H. 7-5||Shraddha A. 9-3 / Kiya G. 8-1|
|Brass||Hannah G. 11-6||Emily P. 9-3|
|Woodwind 3||Bethany J. 13-5||Corrie G. 13-3|
|Strings 3||Chi-YuY. 13-6||Ruby J. 13-6|
All performers should be proud of their performances and have earned a merit towards their form total, in addition to hopefully enjoying the experience of performing in a music festival and gaining more confidence along the way.
AGGS music festival will take place tomorrow, on Tuesday, 18th October. 160 girls are involved again this year with 10 different classes and a wide range of instruments/standards.
AGGS music festival will take place on next Tuesday, 18th October. 160 girls are involved again this year with 10 different classes and a wide range of instruments/standards.
If you can spare an hour or two to help mann the 2 rooms used for our Music Festival, we would be grateful. Whilst manning the rooms, you are in full view of the festival, so won’t miss out on hearing our talented musicians!
Please contact Mrs Catherine Marshall (email@example.com), Events manager, stating which time(s) you could help us with:
8-45 – 10
14.30 – 15.30
Many thanks, Ms Mayall
The 4th Bowdon Youth Festival will take place over the weekend 4th & 7th February 2016.
Classes for Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Piano, Organ,Voice, Choir, Speech and Drama. Certificates for all entrants and Class prizes.
The closing date is November 30th.
Click here to download the application form:
Bowdon Youth Festival Music Entry Form 2016
Congratulations to all 160 performers who took part today in our very first ever AGGS Music festival. It was wonderful to hear so many wonderful performances on a huge variety of instruments from Y7 through to Y13, and also to see really large audiences, made of up of parents and other AGGS students/staff.
Many thanks to our peripatetic music teachers, who coach very many of our girls; to Mr Aidan Bradley and Mrs Helen Bray for their insightful and entertaining adjudication throughout the day; to Mrs Gillibrand, Miss Wright for helping with the smooth running of the festival and to Mrs Dickinson for her accompanying.
Happy half term!
we need some help with our new AGGS Music Festival.
Can you spare a few hours to help us on Wed 21 October to be a steward at our festival? This should be a lovely day and a great way to hear all of our talented musicians here at school as they perform.
If you can help, please contact Ms Mayall (Head of Music) on 0161 912 5912 ext 7131
We need you for the AGGS Music Festival on Wednesday 21st October.
Collect your entry forms from Reception and see the music noticeboard for further information. accompaniment music must be handed in with the application form.
Entry deadline: Monday 28th September