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UK Schools Music Festival Success

Heath Mount's Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky in the school's performing arts centre with Director of Music Robert Fisher conducting

Three Instrumental Groups Achieve Awards

The UK Schools Music Festival is a brand-new competition dedicated to promoting music education and inspiring young musicians throughout the UK. This year the competition was run virtually, and we sent in three recordings. The judges evaluate performances based on overall musical performance including:  interpretation and expression, creative presentation, technical proficiency and the synergy between the ensemble members. 

We are delighted to reveal that our Concert Band achieved a Silver Award (one point away from Gold) as did our Symphony Orchestra, while our Chamber Strings achieved Bronze.  The judges commented on the children's stage presence, noting that it was great to see them having fun on stage, as well as praising their "incredible level of performing and playing".  Our Symphony Orchestra, who performed a seven-minute performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, were commended for tackling such challenging repertoire and demonstrating "a great effort and love for the art of music."  

Scoring - Gold Award: 90 and above • Silver Award: 80-89 • Bronze Award: 70-79 • Merit Recognition: 60-69 • Participation Recognition: below 60 

Concert Band – Silver Award (89/100)

Symphony Orchestra – Silver Award (85/100)

Chamber Strings - Bronze Award (78/100)

Congratulations to all our young performers who took part and to our dedicated music staff who provide a remarkable extracurricular programme that nurtures pupils' musical performance skills.  See our Music page to discover the many different ensembles on offer as well as the wide variety of musical instruments that can be studied here.