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Haydn Wood Festival 2016

The Haydn Wood took place on the 18th & 19th November and Hannah Quinn was awarded 2nd place in the 15 & under woodwind class.

Imogen Davey was awarded 1st place in both the Open Woodwind and the Open Recital classes.

Imogen was asked to perform at the prize winners concert and was presented with the Robert Clarke Trophy for the highest mark in the woodwind classes, The Haydn Wood Trophy for the highest mark of a Colne Valley resident and The Kirklees Leisure Services Trophy for the highest mark of the festival. WELL DONE!

Audition Success in National Ensembles.

After auditions in October and November, the following pupils have been awarded places for 2017.

Emily Watson – National Children’s Wind Orchestra

Ben Mullins – National Youth Wind Ensemble

Imogen Davey – National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Guylaine Eckersley – National Youth Chamber Orchestra

HUGE congratulations to all of you on this amazing achievement. You have done yourself and me very proud. Enjoy the courses and concerts in the new year.

Mrs Sunderland Festival 2016.

What a fantastic weekend the singers have had at this year’s competition.

Everyone really did themselves proud with some absolutely lovely singing, great performances and lovely comments from the adjudicators too.

I am so proud of all of you and especially proud of the way each and every one of my pupils conducted themselves over the weekend. You are a credit to me and to your families.

Results from the competition are at the bottom of this page.

A very special mention should also go to Imogen Davey, who performed in the Kirklees Young Musician competition on Friday. Imogen gave a superb, musical and mature recital on flute and piccolo, accompanied by the fantastic Paul Feehan.

This is the first year Imogen has been eligible to enter the competition at it is for musicians aged 16-25 and she really held her own against considerably older musicians who are all studying music full time at university or the countries leading conservatoires of music. Well Done!


Mrs Sunderland Festival 2016.

Vocal Solo year 5 & under

2nd Madeleine Baxter

Vocal Solo years 8 & 9

1st Ophelia Ormerod

Disney Class year 6 & under

3rd Madeleine Baxter

Music Theatre year 5 & under

2nd Madeleine Baxter

Music Theatre years 8 & 9

3rd Ophelia Ormerod

Music Theatre years 12 & 13

1st Isabelle Goodall-Munroe

2nd Zoe Cooke

Music Theatre Open

1st Alexandra Goodall-Munroe

Pop Ballad age 14 -21

1st Isabelle Goodall-Munroe

3rd Alice Baxter

Haydn Wood Festival 2015

This year’s competition has been a huge success once again, with every pupil really giving a great performance.

Alice E was awarded 3rd place in the Woodwind Solo class 18 years & under and Imogen was awarded 2nd place in this class and 1st place in the Open Woodwind class.

Alice B was awarded 2nd place in the 17 years & under Vocal Solo class and 1st place in the Open Songs from Shows class.

Alice B and Imogen were invited to perform again at the Prize winners concert and presentation evening. On the evening Alice B was presented with the Swift Salver for winning the Songs from Shows class and also the Colne Valley Guardian Trophy for the highest mark in the vocal classes and the Maxine Taylor Trophy for the adjudicator’s choice of Most Promising Singer.

Imogen was presented with the Robert Clarke Trophy for the highest mark in the Woodwind Solo classes and The Haydn Wood Trophy for the highest mark of a competitor resident in the Colne Valley and the Kirklees Leisure Services Trophy for achieving the highest mark in the festival.

Congratulations to you all.

Alice and her 3 trophies
Imogen with the Haydn Wood Trophy

Another Successful Competiton!

Mrs Sunderland Festival 2015.

Girl’s Vocal Solo Years 6 & 7
2nd Ophelia Ormerod
3rd Emily Watson

Disney Class Year 9 & Under
1st Emily Watson
2nd Emily Gabbitass

Year 6 & 7 Music Theatre
1st Ophelia Ormerod
3rd Tia Jorja Mills

Pop Ballad Class
2nd Isabelle Godall-Munroe
3rd Emily Gabbitass

Woodwind Solo Year 6 & Under
1st Angela Wang

Woodwind Solo Year 9 & Under
1st Emily Watson
2nd Angela Wang
3rd Hannah Quinn

Woodwind Solo Year 11 & Under
3rd Imogen Davey

Woodwind Solo Open
2nd Imogen Davey
3rd Guylaine Eckersley

Congratulations to you all and to Ophelia for being awarded the trophy for the Most Promising Singer under 14.

Audition Success

After a gruelling round of auditions and trips to London, a trip to Glasgow and a trip to Manchester. I am absolutely thrilled that one of my pupil’s Sarah who I teach at school, has been offered places to study at Guildhall School of Music, The Royal College, The Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She was also offered a very generous scholarship at Glasgow.

Now all she needs to do it decide where to go and continue her flute studies and although it won’t be an easy choice, it is a fantastic position to be in!

Congratulations, all of your hard work has really paid off.


National Ensemble Audition Success.

Recent Auditions

After recent auditions in Manchester,

Congratulations must go to 11 year old Emily Watson who has received a place in the National Children’s Wind Sinfonia.

Congratulations also to Imogen Davey who has received a place in the National Children’s Chamber Orchestra.

Both girls will go down to Hertfordshire in the Easter holidays for a week long intensive course with a concert at the end of the week.

A MASSIVE achievement – WELL DONE to yo both!!

Holmfirth and Haydn Wood Festivals 2014.

Holmfirth Music Festival 2014.

Woodwind Solo 17 years and under
1st Imogen Davey.

Open Recital Class Sponsored by the Rotary Club
1st Imogen Davey.

Junior Songs from Shows 14-18 years
1st Isabelle Goodall-Munroe.

Imogen was awarded the Ridings Trophy for the best female instrumentalist and the Birthday Trophy for the highest mark in the Woodwind Classes and the Rotary Club of Holmfirth Millenium Trophy for winning the Recital class.

Haydn Wood Festival 2014.

Woodwind Solo 14 years and under
1st Alice Evans.
3rd Hannah Quinn.

Woodwind Solo 18 years and under
1st Imogen Davey.
2nd Alice Evans.

Woodwind Solo 21 years under
1st Imogen Davey.

Festival Recital Class Open
1st Imogen Davey.

Songs from Shows – Open
1st Isabelle Goodall – Munroe.
2nd Alexandra Goodall-Munroe.

Congratulations to Alex who was awarded the Most Promising singer of the festival and to Imogen for receiving the Robert Clarke Memorial Trophy for the highest mark in the Woodwind Solo classes and the Haydn Wood trophy for highest marks of a Colne Valley resident and the Festival medal for her win in the Recital Class.
Imogen was also selected to represent the Haydn Wood Festival in Festival Federation competition in September 2015.

Great Results and a Great School Year

I am absolutely thrilled with my pupil’s exams results this school year.

I have updated the pupil’s page with all the results.

So many people have achieved some amazing things in exams and music competitions and other’s have made huge steps in terms of confidence and progress too. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you all!

I am very lucky to have a great bunch of student’s and am truly grateful for the support of their families. Let’s hope the next school year is as successful as this was has been.