Success at the Hamilton Music Festival

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

CBY Music students win big and perform bigger!

For the final 2 weeks of April, music students from around the Hamilton area gathered at St. Cuthbert's Church, ready to compete in the Hamilton Music Festival. Performing in front of renowned adjudicators, they were not only given a valuable performance opportunity, but also sought-after critical feedback, designed to encourage learning and foster improvement.

CBY Music was well represented this year, with 11 vocal students participating.

Each of our students had worked exceptionally hard since January on their individual songs, some learning brand new repertoire and others being put through their paces with complex blocking routines. Well done to everyone for their hard work!

...and all that hard work paid off! Our students won a total of 18 gold awards and 12 silver awards, with everyone consistently scoring a mark of 80 or above.

A special congrats to Will and Brendan for winning scholarships and to Will and Sadie for being selected to sing at the Provincial competition in June!

Congratulations to all our festival students:

Adelaide, Annelise, Axel, Brendan, Caitlyn, Carly, Kassy, Luci, Lyndsey, Sadie and Will!

Of course, our success at the festival could not have been achieved without the support of the parents.

From purchasing sheet music to arranging rehearsal times, our loyal studio family helped to lead our amazing students to success. Thank you to all for the support!

Finally, we'd like to thank our accompanist Christabel Pinto for accommodating and guiding our students. From multiple rehearsals and coaching with our students to a full on performance schedule for 2 weeks (not to mention all the music books we threw at her!!), she contributed greatly to our students' success and overall experience.

Local music festivals are such a fantastic experience for students. The opportunity to perform in front of an audience is invaluable, especially for newer students of music, but it's the adjudication that really makes a difference. Each student gets advice and feedback on how to improve their performance and grow as a musician, which only serves to support and enhance all the work that we do in the studio.

It's the cyclical nature of this experience that benefits everyone involved and, as such, we are very proud to be part of this vibrant festival community.

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