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March 20, 2017
Highbridge Festival of the Arts 2017 - all the final results and photos

Burnham-On-Sea.com has all the results for every class at the 2017 Highbridge Festival of the Arts.

Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards are competing for top honours at the 70th annual festival.

This year's special event, which was opened by Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke, runs from 6th-18th March across two venues - The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Community Hall.

Music Results - Saturday 18th March 2017

The 70th Highbridge Festival ended with a 'bang' on Saturday 18 March as the Mayor, Mayoress, Deputy Mayor & Mayoress all visited St John's Church in Highbridge to hear four adult choirs perform. Cllr Michael Clark, Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, began the evening by saying how proud he was that the Towns hosted such a prestigious event. Cllr Bill Hancock said that the whole Festival had been "marvellous" and that he was very keen to encourage youngsters to take part in the Festival. Earlier in the day, soloists aged 12 and upwards sang in a wide variety of styles, from songs for worship to Edwardian Parlour Songs. Vocal Adjudicator, Luise Horrocks, was again impressed by the standard of singing throughout the day and was delighted to award an Honours mark to Rowan Mobsby-Frost for her rendition of an arranged folk song.

Class V4C Vocal Solo Any Song from a Disney Production
1st Fiona Williams
2nd Hannah Murdoch

Class V4D Vocal Solo Any Song from a Disney Production
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost
2nd Katy-Ann Rogers

Class V4E Vocal Solo Any Song from a Disney Production
1st Tina Lukins
2nd Ellen Lukins
3rd Iris Oxley

Class V5C Vocal Solo Song from a Musical/Film
1st Hannah Murdoch
2nd= Fiona Williams
2nd= Emily Thomas

Class V5D Vocal Solo Song from a Musical/Film
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost
2nd Katy-Ann Rogers

Class V5E Vocal Solo Song from a Musical/Film
1st Tina Lukins
2nd= Ellen Lukins
2nd= Joanne Thorn

Class V6C Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1st Vinnie Triggol

Class V6E Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1st Ellen Lukins

Class V1C Vocal Solo Choirboy/Choirgirl A Song of Worship
1st Hannah Murdoch
2nd Christiana Pantelli

Class V2E Adult Song of Worship
1st Rowena Steady

Class V3C Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1st Catrin Hudson

Class V3E Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1st Bobby Bass

Class V8E Vocal Solo Baroque/Classical/Romantic
1st Natalie Hope

Class V9C Vocal Solo Self-accompanied Song
1st Jay Anderson

Class V9D Vocal Solo Self-accompanied Song
1st Ieuan Cornish

Class V9E Vocal Solo Self-accompanied Song
1st Rowena Steady

Class V10C Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1st Fiona Williams
2nd Ellen Chancellor

Class V10D Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost* (Honours)

Class V10E Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1st Iris Oxley

Class V11E Vocal Solo 'Country Song' with appropriate accompaniment
1st Tina Lukins

Class V12C Vocal Solo Any Art Song to be sung in original language
1st Catrin Hudson

Class V12E Vocal Solo Any Art Song to be sung in original language
1st Bobby Bass
2nd Natalie Hope

Class V13C Vocal Solo Song from Gilbert & Sullivan or other Light Opera
1st Catrin Hudson

Class V13E Vocal Solo Song from Gilbert & Sullivan or other Light Opera
1st Bobby Bass
2nd Natalie Hope

Class V14E Vocal Solo Victorian or Edwardian Parlour Song
1st Annie James

Class V17C Vocal Solo Any Song Own Choice
1st Hannah Murdoch
2nd Vinnie Triggol

Class V17D Vocal Solo Any Song of own Choice
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost

Class V17E Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1st Ellen Lukins
2nd Annie James

Class V18C Vocal Solo Two Short Contrasting Songs with a Common Theme
1st Ellen Chancellor

Class C31E Choral - Two Contrasting Songs in Harmony
1st Quantock Musical Theatre Company
2nd Vocalise
3rd= Bleadon Belles
3rd= Coastline Singers

Class C32E Choral Two Unison Songs
1st Vocalise
2nd Quantock Musical Theatre
3rd Coastline Singers

Class C30E Choral One Humorous and one other Song
1st Vocalise
2nd= Coastline Singers
2nd= Quantock Musical Theatre

Music Results - Friday 17th March 2017

The audience at the first day of vocal performances were treated to songs in a wide variety of styles from pop to opera. Adjudicator, Luise Horrocks, said that she was impressed with the high standard of singing amongst the primary school aged children, who sang solos in the morning and afternoon sessions. The evening continued with duets and groups performances from older children and adults, which delighted the large audience. The Festival finishes on Saturday with vocal solos during the day at Highbridge Community Hall and adult choir performances in the evening at St John's Church, Highbridge.

Class V6A Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1st William Davies

Class V6B Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1st Connie Paterson
2nd Freddy Jones

Class V4A Vocal Solo Any Song from a Disney Production
1st Emma Lilley
2nd Leah Norton
3rd Agnes Lalu Paul

Class V4B Vocal Solo Any Song from a Disney Production
1st Koby Taylor
2nd Tallie Fairhead
3rd Kelly-Anne Magbanua

Class V5A Vocal Solo Song from a Musical/Film
1st Max Humphries
2nd Rocha Teale

Class V5B Vocal Solo Song from a Musical/Film
1st Freddy Jones
2nd Connie Paterson
3rd= Koby Taylor
3rd= Tallie Fairhead

Class V1A Vocal Solo Choirboy/Choirgirl A Song of Worship
1st Rocha Teale

Class V1B Vocal Solo Choirboy/Choirgirl A Song of Worship
1st Millie Thomas

Class V3A Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1st Rocha Teale

Class V3B Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1st= Kelly-Anne Magbanua
1st= Koby Taylor

Class V7A Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1st Agnes Lalu Paul

Class V7B Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1st Tallie Fairhead
2nd Koby Taylor

Class V9B Vocal Solo Self-accompanied Song
1st Trystan Hudson

Class V10A Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1st Leah Norton

Class V10B Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1st Annabel Gilmour
2nd Virginia Rulli-Gibbs

Class V11B Vocal Solo 'Country' Song with appropriate accompaniment
1st Annabel Gilmour

Class V17A Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1st= Joshua Mills
1st= Paige Blackhurst

Class V17B Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1st Kelly-Anne Magbanua
2nd Trystan Hudson

Class V20B Vocal Duets A Duet from Stage or Film
1st Millie Thomas & Oliviya Sivakumar

Class V26B Vocal Groups Piece for 6 - 12 Singers
1st Innervoice

Class V20C Vocal Duets A Duet from Stage or Film
1st Fiona Williams & Hannah Murdoch
2nd Leah Norton & Hannah Murdoch

Class V20D Vocal Duets A Duet from Stage or Film
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost & Hannah Murdoch

Class V20E Vocal Duets A Duet from Stage or Film
1st Kate Eastment & Joanne Thorn
2nd Tina Lukins & Ellen Lukins
3rd Sandie Ashford & Rowena Steady

Class V23E Vocal Duets Any Other Duet
1st Sharon Hanham & Iris Oxley

Class V24C Vocal Duets Adult and Child Own Choice
1st Hannah Murdoch & Peter Selby

Class V25D Vocal Groups Piece for Trio, Quartet or Quintet
1st Rowan Mobsby-Frost, Hannah Murdoch & Connie Paterson

Class V25E Vocal Groups Piece for Trio, Quartet or Quintet
1st Ann Clewlow, Kate Eastment & Joanne Thorn

Class V26D Vocal Groups Piece for 6 - 12 Singers
1st Burnham Youth Choir

Class V26E Vocal Groups Piece for 6 - 12 Singers
1st The Octets
2nd Emmanuel Vocal Octet

Class V27E Vocal Groups 1 - 2 Arranged Pop Songs for 6 - 12 Singers
1st Simply Six

Music Results - Thursday 16th March 2017

The final day of the Instrumental Classes of the Festival delighted the adjudicator and large audiences with performances from groups of all shapes and sizes. The standard of the entries was high and Honours were awarded to Churchfield Voices, Centrevoice and The King Alfred Concert Band. The daytime sessions saw performances from five local schools, which brought a tear to the eye of many in the audience. The evening session was filled with group performances on varied instruments from brass to woodwind and on to percussion. Gillian Oswell, the adjudicator, said that the whole week had been fantastic and she had enjoyed it immensely. The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday with vocal classes, culminating in choral performances at St John's Church on the Saturday evening. All other vocal classes take place at Highbridge Community Hall.

Class C35Yr6 Choral Large Choir Music for School Worship
1st Churchfield Voices

Class C35Yr6 Choral Large Choir Two Songs Sung in Harmony
1st Churchfield Voices* (Honours)

Class C29Yr6 Choral Music for School Worship
1st Brent Knoll Primary School
2nd= St Joseph's Singing Club
2nd= St Andrew's Junior School

Class C32Yr6 Choral Two Unison Songs
1st Centrevoice* (Honours)
2nd St Andrew's Junior School
3rd= Worle Village School Choir
3rd= St Joseph's Singing Club

Class G79D Instrumental Groups Programme for 7 - 12 instruments
1st King Alfred Brass Ensemble

Class G78D Instrumental Groups Programme for 3 - 6 instruments
1st Lewis, Shaun, Oliver, Ieuan & Annie
2nd Dan, James, Leah, Ophelia & Alex

Class G78E Instrumental Groups Programme for 3 - 6 instruments
1st= Quartiso
1st= Perciso
1st= Tilly Lawrence, Louise Gass & James Arbery
1st= Polden Pipers
1st= Yarrow Brass

Class G81E Instrumental Groups Programme for 35+ instruments
1st King Alfred Concert Band* (Honours)


Music Results - Wednesday 15th March 2017

Highbridge Community Hall was packed with an appreciative audience on Wednesday as choirs from three local schools performed during the afternoon. The adjudicator, Gillian Oswell, thoroughly enjoyed the children's performances, awarding distinction marks to each choir.

Earlier in the day, performers both young and not-so-young, braved their stage nerves to share their talents in a non-competitive class, whilst Florence Pincott won the Elena Cobb Beginners' Star Prize. During the evening session, the audience was enthralled by violin recitals by Annie Tiso and Poppy McGhee. Solo performances on woodwind and brass instruments delighted the audience and were praised by the adjudicator. Thursday is the final instrumental day, with the vocal section taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Class X88A Instrumental Beginners' Class
1st Evie Edwards
2nd Francesca Strong
3rd= Will Ross
3rd= Isabelle Dyer

Class X88B Instrumental Beginners' Class
1st Tristan Hollyfield
2nd Rosalie & Emily
3rd= Harry Naish
3rd= Lillie & Harley

Class P53A Piano Duets Pupil and Teacher
1st Amy Naish
2nd Jessica Varcoe
3rd= Seren Richards
3rd= Isabelle Dyer

Class P45 Piano Solos My Piano Trip To London
1st Florence Pincott
2nd Isabelle Dyer

Class P48A Piano Solos One Piece of Own Choice
1st Florence Pincott
2nd= Amy Naish
2nd= Jessica Varcoe
3rd Oscar Mullett

Class X75B Instrumental Duets Adult and Child
1st Benjamin & Daniel Warner-Deards
2nd Sophie Gass & Louise Gass
3rd Lillie Hannett & Mary Lawrence

Class C29Yr2 Choral Music for School Worship
1st Burnham Infants

Class C29Y4 Choral Music for School Worship
1st= Mark First & Pre-School CE Academy
1st= Young Churchfield Voices

Class C30Yr4 Choral One Humorous Song and one other song
1st Mark First & Pre-School CE Academy

Class C33 Choral Programme of "World Music"
1st Mark First & Pre-School CE Academy

Class C32Yr2 Choral Two Unison Songs
1st Burnham Infants School

Class C32Yr4 Choral Two Unison Songs
1st= Mark First & Pre-School CE Academy
1st= Young Churchfield Voices

Class X60C Recorder Solo
1st Poppy McGhee

Class X60D Recorder Solo
1st Luc Richards

Class X61D Recorder Duets
1st Thomas A Siequien & Luc Richards

Class X63C Accompanied Solos Strings
1st Poppy McGhee
2nd Aliye Enver

Class X63D Accompanied Solos Strings
1st Annie Tiso

Class X63E Accompanied Solos Strings
1st Tamsin Winchester

Class X64C Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Poppy McGhee
2nd Tilly Lawrence

Class X64E Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Sheila Stone

Class X68C Accompanied Solos Guitar
1st George Ingram

Class X73C Unaccompanied Solos Guitar
1st Jay Anderson

Class X71C Unaccompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Tilly Lawrence

Class X65D Accompanied Solos Brass
1st Ophelia Buckton
2nd George Simmons
3rd= Daniel Anderson
3rd= Oliver Davies

Class X65E Accompanied Solos Brass
1st Joan Locock

Class X72D Unaccompanied Solos Brass
1st Ieuan Cornish

Class X72E Unaccompanied Solos Brass
1st Joan Locock

Music Results - Tuesday 14th March 2017

The second day of the Music Section of the Festival heard many super performances from individuals and duets on stringed, woodwind and brass instruments. The recorder group and orchestra from St Joseph's School in Burnham-On-Sea played during the day, as well as a group of young recorder players from Bridgwater Academy. The evening audience were entertained by songs from Annie by Churchfield School and a medley of songs by Burnham Youth Choir, which gained them an Honours mark, together with a wide variety of duets from teenagers and adults.

Class X75A Instrumental Duets Adult and Child
1st Francesca Strong & Tamsin Winchester

Class X75B Instrumental Duets Adult and Child
1st Melissa Hunt
2nd Evie Jones

Class X63A Accompanied Solos Strings
1st Francesca Strong
2nd Lilith Moon

Class X63B Accompanied Solos Strings
1st Melissa Hunt
2nd= Freja Fleuriot
2nd= Evie Jones
3rd Joshua Hole

Class X70B Unaccompanied Solos Strings
1st Benjamin Warner-Deards
2nd Harriet Munro-March

Class X62B Recorder Groups
1st St Joseph's Recorder Club
2nd Bridgwater College Academy

Class 61B Recorder Duets
1st Lucy Falber & Kieran Moore
2nd= Will Harris & Seth Barnshaw
2nd= Harry Tregale & Tom Grant

Class X60A Recorder Solo
1st Evie Edwards
2nd Tula Ashman-Stanislaus
3rd Ebony March

Class X60B Recorder Solo
1st Benjamin Warner-Deards
2nd Grace Stockford
3rd= Thomas A Siequien
3rd= Lucy Falber
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Class G80B Instrumental Groups Programme for 13 - 35 instruments
1st St Joseph's Orchestra

Class X64A Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Harriet Hobbs

Class 64B Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1st= Lillie Hannett
1st= Sophie Beard

Class X71A Unaccompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Harriet Hobbs

Class X71B Unaccompanied Solos Woodwind
1st Sophie Beard
2nd Lillie Hannett

Class X66A Accompanied Solos Percussion
1st Anthony Ashman-Stanislaus

Class X66B Accompanied Solos Percussion
1st= Nathaniel Ashman-Stanislaus
1st= Benjamin Warner-Deards

Class X72A Unaccompanied Solos Brass
1st Alice King

Class X72B Unaccompanied Solos Brass
1st Laurence Hollyfield
2nd Tristan Hollyfield

Class X74B Instrumental Duets Any Combination
1st Harriet Hobbs & Lillie Hannett
2nd Harriet Hobbs, Millie Strong, Francesca Strong

Class X68B Accompanied Solos Guitar
1st Lois Engelbrecht

Class G37B Multi-Discipline Performance
1st Churchfield Church School

Class G37D Multi-Discipline Performance
1st Burnham Youth Choir* (Honours)
Class X74D Instrumental Duets Any Combination
1st Ophelia Buckton & Daniel Anderson
2nd Oliver Davies & George Simmons
3rd Annie Tiso & Fred Tiso

Class X74E Instrumental Duets Any Combination
1st David Collins & Ceiliegh Tiso
2nd Ian Tiso & Ceiliegh Tiso

Class X75C Instrumental Duets Adult and Child
1st Tilly Lawrence & Louise Gass

Class X75D Instrumental Duets Adult and Child
1st The Tiso Family

Music Results - Monday 13th March 2017

The Music Section of the Festival was opened on Monday by Deputy Mayor, Bill Hancock, who said that he thought it was wonderful that children and young people had the opportunity to show and develop their talents by taking part. Monday was devoted to pianists of all ages, whose playing ranged from those who had only just started to learn to play the piano to those who were already reaching very high standards. 13 year old Ben Shattock was awarded honours marks twice for his performances, whilst Katie Radford won the Intermediate Eleanor Cobb Star Prize.

Class P53B Piano Duets Pupil and Teacher
1st Lorna King
2nd Lucy Newman
3rd= Matilda Armstrong
3rd= Georgia Wheeler

Class P52B Piano Duets One or Two Pieces within time limit
1st Eleanor Partington & Georgina White
2nd William Gardner & Millie Strong

Class P48B Piano Solos One Piece Own Choice
1st Jack Richardson
2nd Matilda Armstrong
3rd= Lucas Earthy
3rd= Lorna King

Class P40 Piano Solos Up to Grade 1
1st Grace Chorley
2nd Lorna King
3rd Florence Pincott

Class P50B Piano Solos One Piece in Baroque or Classical Style
1st Jemima Evans

Class P41 Piano Solos Grades 2 - 3
1st Vincent Tsang
2nd Megan Cogan
3rd Lily Potter

Class P46 Piano Solos Higgledy Piggledy Jazz
1st Katie Radford
2nd Jack Richardson
3rd Vincent Tsang

Class P42 Piano Solos Grade 4 - 5
1st Hannah Phillips

Class P43 Piano Solos Grades 6 - 7
1st Sophie Newman
2nd Poppy McGhee

Class P44 Piano Solos Grade 8 and above
1st Ben Shattock* (Honours)
Class P48C Piano Solos One Piece of Own Choice
1st Ben Shattock
2nd Sophie Newman

Class P48D Piano Solos One Piece of Own Choice
1st Luc Richards
2nd Penny Sandford-Hughes

Class P48E Piano Solos One Piece of Own Choice
1st Jacqueline Strong

Class P49D Piano Solos A Jazz Performance
1st= Oliver Davies
1st= Ieuan Cornish

Class P50C Piano Solos One Piece in Baroque or Classical Style
1st Ben Shattock
2nd Zion Chen

Class 51C Piano Solos One Modern Piece
1st Ben Shatttock* (Honours)
2nd Poppy McGhee
3rd Zion Chen

Class P47 Piano Solos Blue River
1st= Penny Sandford-Hughes
1st= Sophie Newman

Class P52C Piano Duets One or Two Pieces within time limit
1st Lucy Newman & Sophie Newman

Class P52D Piano Duets One or Two Pieces within time limit
1st Luc Richards & Penny Sandford-Hughes

Class P52E Piano Duets One or Two Pieces within time limit
1st Sophie Newman & Helen Newman

Class P53C Piano Duets Pupil and Teacher
1st Sophie Newman

Class P53D Piano Duets Pupil and Teacher
1st Penny Sandford-Hughes
2nd Luc Richards


Class 53E Piano Duets Pupil and Teacher
1st Yvonne Smith
2nd Jacqueline Strong

Class X88E Beginners' Class
1st Netta Meadows


Dance Results - Sunday 12th March 2017

The Dance Section of the Festival ended on Sunday with a celebration of dance from the oldest competitors, dancers aged 15 to 21. Following their individual performances the young people joined together to represent their dance schools and perform 15 very varied and entertaining group dances. Adjudicator Linda Young enjoyed the evening, saying: "What a lovely way to round off this Festival!" The Festival now moves to Highbridge Community Hall for the Music Section, which will culminate with performances by adult choirs on Saturday 18 March from 6pm at St John's Church, Highbridge.

Class 13 National Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Megan Elliott
2nd Beth Fisher

Class 19 Modern Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Jessica Boulter
2nd= Allana Kingston
2nd= Fleur Aplin
3rd= Megan Elliott
3rd= Emily Few

Class 29 Character Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Erin Wilson
2nd Allana Kingston
3rd= Jessica Boulter
3rd= Amy Wilson

Class 60 Hip Hop or Street 15 to 21 Years
1st Amelia Corrick
2nd Jessica Weaver

Class 75 Cabaret Trio 15 to 21 Years
1st Holly Potter, Rose Marks, Fleur Aplin

Class 41 Greek Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Charlotte Hall
2nd= Amy Wilson
2nd= Erin Wilson
3rd Megan Elliott

Class 70 Classical Duet 15 to 21 Years
1st Amelia Corrick & Allana Kingston
2nd Megan Elliott & Mollie English
3rd Beth Fisher & Alice Hotston-Moore

Class 23 Lyrical Modern Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Jessica Boulter
2nd Charlotte Hall
3rd Erin Wilson

Class 54 Choreographic Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Rhiannon Davies
2nd Beth Fisher
3rd Adele Carr

Class 7 Ballet Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Jessica Boulter
2nd Erin Wilson
3rd Charlotte Hall

Class 50 Contemporary Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Olivia Squance
2nd Abigail Light
3rd= Adele Carr
3rd= Jade McKinley

Class 47 Song and Dance Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Adele Carr
2nd Allana Kingston
3rd= Megan Elliott
3rd= Jessica Boulter

Class 65 Cabaret Duet 15 to 21 Years
1st Megan Elliott & Mollie English
2nd Hannah Pound & Laura Coles
3rd Beth Fisher & Alice Hotston-Moore

Class 35 Tap Solo 15 to 21 Years
1st Jessica Boulter
2nd Allana Kingston

Class 86 National Group 21 Years and Under
1st Jayne Elizabeth Theatre School

Class 85 Classical Group 21 Years and Under
1st Annette Adams School of Dancing
2nd Nicky Jenks School of Dance
3rd Somerset Dance Umbrella

Class 82 Cabaret group 21 Years and Under
1st Somerset Dance Umbrella
2nd First Steps & Carly Elizabeth School
3rd= Nicky Jenks School of Dance
3rd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance

Dance Results - Saturday 11th March 2017

The Festival welcomed dancers aged 13 and 14 on Saturday, many of whom have been dancing at Highbridge for many years. The Dance Secretary, Marilyn Banks, commented on how lovely it was to see them progress with their dance and develop their technique over the years. The day was rounded off with a variety of very entertaining dances performed by four adult dance groups.

Class 12 National Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Holly Cooper
2nd Anya Fairhead

Class 22 Lyrical Modern Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Holly Cooper
2nd Hebe Littlewood
3rd= Niamh Bailey
3rd= Anya Fairhead

Class 53 Choreographic Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Holly Potter
2nd Holly Cooper
3rd Amy Stephens

Class 18 Modern Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Chiara Williams
2nd Emilia Nurminen
3rd= Anya Fairhead
3rd= Holly Cooper
3rd= Ellie Mae Teale

Class 40 Greek Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Holly Cooper
2nd Anya Fairhead
3rd Naimh Bailey

Class 59 Hip Hop or Street Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Holly Potter
2nd Charlotte Whyborn

Class 6 Ballet Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Chiara Williams
2nd Anya Fairhead
3rd= Holly Cooper
3rd= Emilia Nurminen
3rd= Hebe Littlewood

Class 69 Classical Duet 13 and 14 Years
1st Alana James & Amy Stephens

Class 34 Tap Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Anya Fairhead
2nd Eliza Netley
3rd Niamh Bailey

Class 64 Cabaret Duet 13 and 14 Years
1st Heather Jones & Solene Withers

Class 71 Any Dance Adult Duet
1st Duo Flamenco

Class 28 Character Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Anya Fairhead
2nd= Charlotte Whyborn
2nd= Holly Potter
3rd Mollie English

Class 46 Song and Dance Solo 13 and 14 Years
1st Charlotte Whyborn
2nd Anya Fairhead
3rd Emily Chaffe

Class 88 Any Dance Adult Group
1st Rebecca Florey School of Dance
2nd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance
2nd= Dancefit Academy
3rd Fuego Flamenco

Dance Results - Friday 10th March 2017

It was the turn of the 11 and 12 year olds to showcase their dancing at the Festival on Friday. The auditorium was packed in the evening for group performances by pupils from eight different dance schools. Everyone enjoyed the variety of dances and presentation styles on show and the dancers were praised for their entertaining performances. The Dance Section continues tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, however, tickets for the group dances on Sunday evening have already sold out.

Class 11 National Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Alana James

Class 21 Lyrical Modern Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Lola Lawrence
2nd= Fiona Williams
2nd= Riannon Love
3rd= Scarlett Puddy
3rd= Maya Campbell

Class 73 Cabaret Trio 11 and 12 Years
1st Scarlett Puddy, Katie-Rose Orme & Dorothy Green
2nd Leah Poole, Isabella Jones & Bailey Clements
3rd Esme Taylor, Emma Thornton & Maya Campbell

Class 27 Character Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Meena Loewy
2nd Eloise Rowland
3rd= Anna Burchell
3rd= Amelia Kybert

Class 39 Greek Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Lola Lawrence

Class 17 Modern Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Tallie Fairhead
2nd= Fiona Williams
2nd= Lola Lawrence
3rd Anna Burchell

Class 63 Cabaret Duet 11 and 12 Years
1st Maya Campbell & Emma Thornton

Class 5 Ballet Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Anna Burchell
2nd Eloise Rowland
3rd Riannon Love

Class 33 Tap Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Meena Loewy
2nd Evie Cushing
3rd Emily Channon

Class 68 Classical Duet
1st Emily Channon & Leoni Johnson

Class 45 Song and Dance Solo 11 and 12 Years
1st Amelia Kybert
2nd Meena Loewy
3rd= Alana James
3rd= Maya Campbell

Class 84 Classical Group 13 Years and Under
1st Nicky Jenks School of Dance
2nd Signature Dance Studio
3rd= Annette Adams School of Dance
3rd= First Steps and Carly Elizabeth School

Class 81 Cabaret Group 13 Years and Under
1st Somerset Dance Umbrella
2nd Nicky Jenks School of Dance
3rd Somerset Dance Umbrella

Dance Results - Thursday 9th March 2017

Thursday saw the 9 and 10 year olds take to the stage at The Princess Theatre, showcasing a wide range of dancing talent from ballet solos to hip hop/street dance solos, along with group cabaret performances in the early evening.

Class 10 National Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Carys Rowland
2nd Alice Isobel Boylan
3rd Erin Weaving-Wrayford

Class 57 Hip Hop or Street Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Emma Thornton
2nd= Alisha Tarling
2nd= Ralfie Puddy

Class 16 Modern Solo 10 Years
1st Freya Grafton
2nd Alex Thomas
3rd= Chloe Lightfoot
3rd= Lucy Redgers

Class 38 Greek Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Lily-Rain Fuller
2nd= Heidi Baxter
2nd= Carys Rowland
3rd Aryana Parast

Class 32 Tap Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Oliver Harris
2nd Erin Weaving-Wrayford
3rd= Daisy Sage
3rd= Bethany Floyd

Class 72 Cabaret Trio 9 and 10 Years
1st Eliza Hopwood, Emma Thornton, Lily-Rain Fuller

Class 16 Modern Solo 9 Years
1st Daisy Sage
2nd Carys Rowland
3rd Leah Broad

Class 26 Character Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Carys Rowland
2nd Alice Isobel Boylan
3rd Lily-Rain Fuller

Class 67 Classical Duet 9 and 10 Years
1st Leah Poole & Isabella Jones
2nd Emma Thornton & Lily-Rain Fuller
3rd Bethany Floyd & Lola Hughes

Class 4 Ballet Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Carys Rowland
2nd Daisy Sage
3rd= Molly Masters
3rd= Jude Kybert

Class 20 Lyrical Modern Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Daisy Sage
2nd Carys Rowland
3rd= Nadia Millard
3rd= Heidi Baxter

Class 44 Song and Dance Solo 9 and 10 Years
1st Eleni Markoutsas
2nd= Freya Grafton
2nd= Carys Rowland
3rd Jemima Collis

Class 62 Cabaret Duet 9 and 10 Years
1st Alice Isobel Boylan & Erin Weaving-Wrayford
2nd Lily-Rain Fuller & Eliza Hopwood

Class 83 Classical Group 9 Years and Under
1st Nicky Jenks School of Dance

Class 80 Cabaret Group 9 Years and Under
1st Signature Dance Studio
2nd First Steps and Carly Elizabeth School
3rd Somerset Dance Umbrella

Dance Results - Wednesday 8 March 2017:

The Dance Section began on Wednesday with many delightful performances from the youngest competitors. The adjudicator, Linda Young, said how pleased she was to see these youngsters starting out on their dancing journeys and commended them and their teachers on their hard work preparing for the Festival.

Class 25 Character Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Mia Doherty
2nd Eleanor Walpole
3rd Bonnie Williams

Class 87 Any Dance School Group 11 Years and Under
1st Castle Batch Primary School
2nd Worle Village Primary School

Class 36 Greek Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Ola Adamkowska

Class 37 Greek Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Mia Doherty

Class 15 Modern Solo 7and 8 Years
1st Bonnie Williams
2nd Eloise Prynne
3rd= Marlie Love
3rd= Lily Beacon

Class 2 Ballet Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Alice Friend
2nd= Ola Adamkowska
2nd= Bonnie-Lee Talbot
3rd Grace Smith

Class 14 Modern Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Hattie Kybert
2nd= Sienna Moores
2nd= Isobel Rose Davis
2nd= Carys Thornton
2nd= Ola Adamkowska
3rd Keira Hallett

Class 31 Tap Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Bonnie Williams
2nd Emilia Cornes
3rd Mia Doherty

Class 30 Tap Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Hattie Kybert

Class 24 Character Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Alice Friend
2nd Keira Hallett
3rd Isobel Rose Davis

Class 43 Song and Dance Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Mia Doherty
2nd Rebecca Barter
3rd Madeline White

Class 42 Song and Dance Solo 6 Years and Under
1st Grace Smith
2nd Keira Hallett

Class 3 Ballet Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Lily Beacon
2nd Marlie Love
3rd= Madeline White
3rd= Eleanor Walpole

Class 1 Any Dance 4 Years and Under
1st Bonnie-Lee Talbot
2nd Xanthe Austin

Class 61 Cabaret Duet 7 and 8 Years
1st Bonnie Williams & Matilda Tyler
2nd Poppy Potter & Hattie Kybert
3rd Aimee Street & Amy Herbert

Class 66 Classical Duet
1st Lily Beacon & Amber Sharrock

Class 56 Hip Hop or Street Solo 7 and 8 Years
1st Poppy Potter
2nd Isobelle Bennet


Speech & Drama Results - Tuesday 7th March 2017:

The second day of the Speech and Drama Section of Highbridge Festival saw and heard 373 people perform on the stage at The Princess Theatre in Burnham. Children from seven local schools performed in choral speaking groups, as well as many other children from our local schools, who performed as individuals. Students from King Alfred School impressed the adjudicator with their devised dramas and adults also delighted the audience with their polished performances and comic timing.

Class 107 Verse Speaking 10 Years and Under
1st Bronwyn Clark
2nd= Athul Jomon
2nd= Tiggy Kelleher
3rd= Freddy Jones
3rd= Grace Pearson

Class 102 Verse Speaking 5 Years and Under
1st Keeley Wright

Class 120DE Foreign Poetry Own Choice
1st Effie Brown

Class 123C Novice - See What I Can Do
1st St Joseph's Primary School* (Honours)

Class 122 KS1 Choral Speech Own Choice
1st Churchfield Holly
2nd= Burnham Infant School
2nd= Churchfield Juniper
3rd Churchfield Elm

Class 133CD Prose Reading - Diary Extract
1st Matilda Friend
2nd Freddy Jones

Class 122 KS2 Choral Speech Own Choice
1st= St Andrews 4AP
1st= St Andrews 4H
2nd= Churchfield Yew
2nd= Weare Academy First School
3rd= Brent Knoll Rowling
3rd= Mark First School

Class 104 Verse Speaking 7 Years and Under
1st Emily Marriot
2nd Evie Britton
3rd= Holly Pike
3rd= Haydn James
3rd= Esther Chambers

Class 119BC Themed Poetry
1st Freddy Jones
2nd Morwenna Fuller
3rd= Leila Edrich
3rd= Bethan Rose
3rd= Jake Coombes

Class 114C Original Poetry
1st Charlotte Avery
2nd Freddy Jones

Class114F Original Poetry
1st Sarah Joyce

Class 108 Verse Speaking 12 Years and Under
1st Tilly Hall
2nd Max Adams
3rd= Amy Creaby
3rd= Bethany Smith

Class 134CD Set Piece Prose Reading
1st Freddy Jones

Class 134EF Set Piece Prose Reading
1st Sam Nicol

Class 126CD Devised Drama
1st King Alfred Group 4
2nd King Alfred Group 7
3rd King Alfred Group 1

Speech & Drama Results - Monday 6th March 2017:

Organisers of Highbridge Festival of The Arts said they were delighted with the opening day of this year's Festival. Children and adults from across the area, including many children from local schools, took part in a very successful day's performances of Speech & Drama. The adjudicator, Marcia Carr, commented that she was especially pleased by the standard of performances and enjoyed the opportunity to see a range of drama from monologues to scripted group pieces. An outstanding performance was given by Francesca Smith, who gained Honours marks for her scripted monologue.

Class 106 Verse Speaking 9 Years and Under
1 st Matilda Friend
2nd Wills House
3rd= Amelie Rowley-Wall
3rd= Megan Cogan
3rd= Indah Kayira

Class 105 Verse Speaking 8 Years and Under
1st Morwenna Fuller
2nd= Taylor Tasker
2nd= Alex Laundy
3rd Mia Hadley

Class 116CD Classic Poetry Own Choice
1st Morwenna Fuller
2nd Freddy Jones
3rd Molly Joyce

Class 103 Verse speaking 6 Years and Under
1st Honey Moore
2nd= Oliver Tilley
2nd= Lily Collier
3rd= Theo Evans
3rd= Olivia Siggins

Class 115CD Shared Poems Own Choice
1st Alisa Hossein & Lily Grace

Class 113CD Read and Present a Poem
1st Freddy Jones

Class 113EF Read and Present a Poem
1st Sam Nicol

Class 127CD Television News Reading
1st Kayden Wright & Caleb Ashton

Class 136CD Prose Reading - Sight Reading
1st Freddy Jones

Class 136EF Prose Reading - Sight Reading
1st Sam Nicol

Class 124CD Drama Group Theme
1st Jack Hinton, Cohen Slator, Faye Dyer, Nathanial Burridge-Grist

Class 131CD Monologue - scripted
1st Luke Chetland
2nd Cohen Slator
3rd= Morwenna Fuller
3rd= Ellianna Boughton

Class 131EF Monologue
1st Francesca Smith* (Honours)

Class 119DE Themed Poetry
1st Jack Hinton

Class 119FG Themed Poetry
1st Sarah Joyce

Class 130CD Duologue Scripted
1st Sophia Eden & Ellianna Boughton
2nd Fraser Lyness & Luke Chetland

Class 125CD Dramatic Solo by Recognised Dramatist
1st Freddy Jones

Class 125EF Dramatic Solo by Recognised Dramatist
1st Sam Nicol
2nd Francesca Smith

Class 128EF Dramatic Group by Recognised Dramatist
1st Princess Theatre Company

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