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03.10.19 - Success at Derby Arts Festival

We are extremely proud of our talented students for achieving 64 podium positions at this year’s Derby Arts Festival. The popular festival is an annual music, dance and drama talent contest with tough competition from thousands of participants. Our students proudly walked away with 18 trophies, 25 second place awards and 21 third places. Headmaster, Tom Brooksby says: “Once again our students have excelled at Derby Arts Festival with a total of 64 awards; this is Ockbrook School’s best ever result. This success is also a reflection of support applied by our talented teaching staff and the many hours they invest in coaching our students. Everyone involved should be extremely proud of their achievements. Congratulations!” Jane Ford is one of our visiting music teachers. She adds: “Students really did excel themselves this year at Derby Arts Festival. Everyone worked phenomenally hard; we couldn’t be prouder of each and every one who took part. What a wonderful week of music-making we have enjoyed together.” Full results: Instrumental SOLOS >In25 – Initial or Preparatory grade standard Piano Gracey Ryan, ‘Midnight Shadows’ – 1st Place Kit Scase, ‘Largo’ – 2nd Place Naomi Hutchinson, ‘Apple Pie Waltz’ – 3rd Place Ava Turner, ‘Summer Fair’ – 3rd Place Luke Morris, ‘Train Ride’ Jenny Powick, ‘On a Bike’ Deena Kalinins, ‘Whirleybird’ >In26 – Grade 1 standard Piano Amelie Ratliff, ‘The Echo’ – 1st Place Meghan Crumpton, ‘Dans la Foret’ – 3rd Place Ruby Warner, ‘The Egyptian Level’ – 3rd Place >In27 – Grade 2-3 standard Piano Anabelle Russell, ‘Shadows’ – 1st Place Ella Ratliff, ‘Attitude’ – 2nd Place Tara Bali, ‘L’Harmonie des Anges’ – 2nd Place >In28 – Grade 4-5 standard Piano Lois Witts, ‘The Reef’ – 2nd Place Hayden Kalinins, ‘L’Orage’ >In29 – Grade 6-8 standard Piano Perran Garner, Dr Gradus ad Parnassum – 2nd Place >In31 – Year 8 & older (grade 1-4 standard) Isabel Blockley, ‘Ninette’s Musette’ – 1st Place Jasmine Morris, ‘Allegro Sonata in G – 2nd Place Hannah Hardy-Smith, ‘The Echo’ – 3rd Place >In 52 – Woodwind solo Year 10 and Under Priya Johal – 2nd Place >In 4 – Woodwind Solo Year 13 and Under Aimee Hosein – 1st Place >In35 – year 6 & under Piano Solo Edric Garner, ‘Joyeur de Harpe’ – 1st Place (awarded Honours) >In47 – Year 6 & under Plucked Strings Solo Lois Witts, ‘While Bagpipes Play’ – 2nd Place Francesca Lewis, ‘Garden of Dreams’ – 3rd Place >In48 – Year 10 & under Plucked Strings Solo Isabel Blockley, ‘Rondo’ – 1st Place Sophie Cox, ‘Study no.1’ – 2nd Place Hannah Hardy-Smith, ‘Barcarolle’ – 3rd Place >In 12 Contemporary Guitar Year 13 and Under Will Reeves, ‘Wonderful Tonight’ – 1st Place Millie Johnson, ‘Supersonic’ – 2nd Place >In 37 Jazz Rock and Pop Solo – year 6 and under Ella Ratliff, ‘5th Avenue’ – 1st Place (awarded Honours) Hayden Kalinins, ‘Harry’s Theme’ – 2nd Place Amelie Ratliff, ‘Dusty Blue’ – 2nd Place Edric Garner, ‘Film Noir’ – 3rd Place Ruby-May Bullock, ‘Test Drive’ – 3rd Place >In 46 Jazz Rock and Pop Solo – year 10 and under Tilly Hase, ‘Say Something’ – 2nd Place >In 38 Jazz Rock and Pop Solo – year 13 and under Joyce Ho, ‘River Flows in You’ – 2nd Place ENSEMBLES >In33 – duet year 4 & under Amelie Ratliff and Deena Kalinins, ‘Someone Like You’ – 1st Place Kit Scase and Harry Powick, ‘Sunshine’ – 2nd Place Ada Moorhouse and Maisie Smith-Pedley, ‘Village Fete’ – 3rd Place >In15- duet year 6 & under Anabelle Russell and Lois Witts, Sonatine op.163 no.2 – 1st Place Hayden Kalinins and Edric Garner, ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ – 2nd Place Ella Ratliff and Jenny Powick, ‘Hallelujah’ – 3rd Place >In16- duet year 13 & under Joyce Ho and Maurice Hock, Sonatina in C op.3 no.1 – 1st Place >In 53- duet year 4 and under with Teacher Piano Amelie Ratliff, ‘Send in the Clowns’ – 1st Place Maisie Smith-Pedley, ‘Andante Cantabile’ – 2nd Place Deena Kalinins, ‘My Heart Will Go On’ – 2nd Place Kit Scase, ‘The Trout’ – 2nd Place Ada Moorhouse, ‘On The Lake’ – 3rd Place Archie Bullock, ‘Waltz’ >In17- duet year 6 & under with Teacher Piano Edric Garner, ‘The Can Can’ – 1st Place (Awarded Honours) Lotty Bricklebank, ‘Little Rhapsody’ – 2nd Place Ella Ratliff, ‘Scherzo’ – 2nd Place Oscar Crumpton, ‘Royal Procession’ – 3rd Place Rubi Cox, ‘Mama Mia’ – 3rd Place Anabelle Russell, ‘Hush-a-Bye’ – 3rd Place Jenny Powick, ‘Lullaby’ Alexa Turner, ‘Wildest Dreams’ Meghan Crumpton, ‘Love Story’ Ruby May Bullock, ‘Burn’ Gracie-May Addison, ‘Price Tag’ >In50 – duet 6 & under with Teacher NOT Piano Francesca Lewis, ‘Skye Boat Song’ – 1st Place Lois Witts, ‘Water Nymph’ – 3rd Place Isobelle Palfree, ‘The Ash Grove’ >In18 – duet novice year 7 & over with Teacher Kitija Willikams, ‘All of Me’ – 1st Place Evie Midgley, ‘Skyfall’ – 2nd Place Naomi Hutchinson, ‘Making a Quick Escape’ – 3rd Place Freya Cashmore, ‘Just the Way You Are’ – 3rd Place >In 40 – Own Composition Group Isabel Blockley and Kitija Williams, ‘Autumn Mists’ – 1st Place >In 21 Small Groups Year 13 and Under Ockbrook Flute Group – 2nd Place Ockbrook Handbell Group – 2nd Place Full results: Speech and Drama Isabelle Massie, Verse Speaking – 1st Place Abigail Evans, Solo Acting from Shakespeare – 2nd Place Lotty Bricklebank, Prose Reading – 2nd Place Meghan Crumpton, Verse Speaking – 3rd Place.