Ruislip Residents' Association

Bishop Winnington-Ingram's Young Musician of the Year 2017

The WinnersI was delighted when I was asked to be one of the judges at the school's annual Young Musician of the Year. The other judges were Louis Cowling, an ex Bishop Ramsey student who is now studying at Music College and Billy Grimmel, a Year 12 student at the school. Both young men are excellent musicians - Louis plays drums and Billy saxaphone.

There were three categories to the competition : Beginner, Ensemble & Advanced as well as an Overall Winner.
Mr. Bornman
was the compere for the afternoon and he kept the children entertained while the judges were deliberating after each category.

There were seventeen pupils competing in the Beginners category. They played a variety of instruments including : violin, recorder, piano, drums, tenor horn and guitar. Every pupil performed confidently and a winner was quite difficult to choose. However, the judges agreed that it should be Kezia Osei-Adjei on piano.

Next came the Ensemble category. There were two duos, both played recorders and one trio of piano, voice and drums. who competed in this section. The unanimous decision of the judges was that the winners were Ted Britton & Alice Morgan.

In the Advanced category there were eight contestants who played between them : drums, piano, clarinet and trumpet. All the pupils performed to a very high standard, once again making the choice of winner a difficult one. Finally the decision was made that the winner should be Aaron Rodrigo, Year 5.

The Overall winner was Minstrel Omolambe, Year 6, who gave an outstanding performance on the drums. When the announcement was made it was greeted by a loud cheer from the assembled pupils. Obviously a popular choice!!

Billy  Grimmel and Louis CowlingDuring the breaks between the categories the audience was delighted to hear Louis Cowling once again entertain them with two fantastic drum performances. As a former pupil of the school, Louis twice, unsurprisingling, won this competition!

At the end of the afternoon Mr. Bornman announced the winners and made the presentations. Each category winner received a certificate and a Promusic voucher to the value of £10. The Overall Winner received a certificate, a £20 music voucher and a trophy on which will later have his name engraved.

The school, undoubtedly, has many budding and talented young musicians.

Published in Primary on 03 July 2017. Updated on 17 July 2017
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