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District Rotary Young Musician Competition Finals- Towcester success

Emily Ramplin (2)

Emily Ramplin Solo Vocalist winner

The Rotary Club of Towcester is absolutely delighted to announce that Emily Ramplin of Towcester Primary School came joint First in her Solo Vocalist category (6-10 year olds) and the Brass Quintet from Towcester Nicholas Hawksmoor School came First in their Instrumental Ensemble category (6-10 year olds).

Emily let up the lit up the room with her beautiful voice enchanting us all with “Castle on a Cloud” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”. The Brass Quintet composed of: Katie Skey, Laura Punter, Pheobe Earnshaw, Charlotte Gautrey and April Williams played two Beatles songs, “Yesterday” and “Yellow Submarine”.

Our students competed with other entrants from Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire at Leicester Grammar School on Sunday March 19th 2017. There was a plethora of talent and the Adjudicator – Gerard McChrystal (who is Professor of Saxophone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and also teaches at the RWCMD in Cardiff, and Harrow Boy’s school in London) had a very challenging task in deciding who should be crowned the winners of each category.

The Rotary Young Musician Competition is an annual Rotary event and provides students with the opportunity to excel in their chosen musical area and also gain the precious life skill of performing live in front of an audience. The age groups are 6-10 year olds, 11-13 year olds and 14-17 year olds. Students can either sing or play an instrument.

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Nichols Hawksmoor Quintet

Nichols Hawksmoor Brass Quintet – Instrumental Ensemble winners