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Distinction for Warsash Band Training Section

Saturday 17 November 2012

Another successful year at the Gosport Music Festival saw the Warsash Band Training Section awarded a distinction for their performance on 17th November.

The Training Section regularly competes in the Gosport Music Festival and has been a frequent winner of the festival cup. This year their programme of Spy Chase, True Colours and Music From Glee gained a score of 89. Scores of 80 or above are classed as a distinction, indicating an excellent performance technically and artistically.

The adjudicator Jeanette Owens praised the performance, with comments including "The tempo was just right and it all felt rhythmic held together by great conducting and strong drums and bass" and "plenty of punch and changes of tempo were handled well as were build ups and changes of mood."

Jeanette Owens is an internationally renowned pianist, having toured extensively to Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australia, and played with many orchestras such as Londonís Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Commenting on the result, conductor Jon Audain said:

"This was a performance I was very proud to conduct. All members of the Training Section showed outstanding musicianship and many parents and members of public told me how fine the playing was."

Training section members Natalie Kirby and Charlotte Tidman also competed with a flute duet, while Ciara O'Driscoll, Grace O'Driscoll, Alice Blois and Nick Blois gave solo performances, with Grace O'Driscoll winning the cup for the best performance in her section.