THE first weekend of the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate Ladies College produced three particularly interesting results.
The Open Family Class attracted five families. Each group needed to contain at least three performers covering two generations from the same family.
The winners were the Scott family with mum Jo playing the clarinet and daughters Isabelle (bassoon) and Lily (flute). Lily went on to come first in the Flute Solo Class (Year 8 and under).
Barrie Cooper, a former resident of Harrogate but living in Gloucester for the past 12 years spent a few days back in the town and came first in five piano classes including the Open Over 50 Class.
Meawhile the twelve-strong Dragon Saxophone Choir, winners of the Woodwind Group (age 18 and under) Class have been invited to appear in the Final Concert on Sunday 18 March.
This weekend the emphasis moves to speech and drama classes and features verse speaking, prepared reading, solo acting, group drama, musical theatre and the highly popular Old Tyme Music Hall Class scheduled for Saturday evening which has attracted 15 entrants.
They are set to sing songs such as Oh, Mr Porter, Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way and Why Am I Always The Bridesmaid?
And programmed for Saturday evening and Sunday morning are the intriguing Entertainment Classes in which entrants are invited to perform a humorous monologue.
Adjudicators this weekend are Priscilla Morris, Marie Dixon and Carol Schroder, each of whom has a wealth of experience in her particular field.
Copies of the set-piece poems for the verse reading classes can be seen on this week’s display in Harrogate Library.
Public admission for one session is £1, for one day (three sessions) is £2 and for the entire weekend is £4.
Harrogate Competitive Festival 2012 first week-end – 2-4/3
Thomas Trophy Winner Edward Deakins, Leeds.
Christopher Richmond Trophy Winner Tara Hill, Harrogate.
Ernest Hopper Trophy Winner Jonny Vaux, Harrogate.
Piano Solo Year 4 and under: 1 Evie Kitchen, Keighley; 2 Hannah James, Harrogate; 3 Alison Hennessey, Birstwith. 5 and under: 1 Evie Kitching, Keighley; 2 India Russell, Harrogate; 3 Matthew Johnson, Bradford. 6 and under : 1 Matthew Johnson, Bradford; 2 Joshua Taylor, Harrogate; 3 Karlena Dunn, Harrogate. 7 and under: 1 Jennifer Yu, Leeds; 2 James Richardson, Harrogate; 3 Meredith Armstrong, Leeds. 8 and under: 1 Daniel Taylor, Harrogate; 2 Joshua Taylor, Harrogate; 3 Imogen Morgan, Ripon. 9 and under: 1 Leandra Dunn, Harrogate; 2 Imogen Morgan, Ripon; 3 = Alexandra Keeley, Ilkley and Rosamund Lawrence, York. Age 18 and under: 1 Lydia Wyatt, Rastrick; 2 Jessica Bryden, Ripon; 3 Evelyn So, Harrogate. Age 50 and over: Winner Barrie Cooper, Gloucester. Open to include Diploma holders: 1 Barrie Cooper, Gloucester; 2 Jean Wildman, Baildon. Open 1 Barrie Cooper, Gloucester; 2 Jean Wildman, Baildon. Duet Year 6 and under: 1 Daniel and Joshua Taylor, Harrogate; 2 Caitlin Labonte and Grace Adams, Birstwith; 3 =Edward Owen and Ewan Findlay, Harrogate and Mia Crosse and Vincent Cugno, Birstwith. Year 9 and under: 1 Kiri and Meredith Armstrong, Leeds; 2 William and Edward Freeman, Harrogate; 3 Ella and James Richardson, Harrogate. 13 and under: 1 Adelaide Ho and Wendy Lin, Harrogate; 2 David Paynes and Timothy Williams, Birstwith; 3 MagdaleneTsui and Vincy Lau, Harrogate. Trio Year 6 and under: 1 Emma Belward, Emily Cato and Imogen Patrick, Harrogate; 2 Emily Belcher, Allison Hennessey and Ruby Johnson, Birstwith. Year 9 and under: Winners Leandra, Karlena and Max Dunn, Harrogate. Accompanists Age 18 and under: 1 Evelyn So, Harrogate; 2 = Joshua Taylor and Daniel Taylor, Harrogate. 19 and over: Winners Jean Wildman and Cynthia Trasi, Baildon. Concerto Age 18 and under: Winner Samuel Gillespie, Harrogate. Chopin Open: 1 Barrie Cooper, Gloucester; 2 Jean Wildman, Baildon; 3 Adelaide Ho, Harrogate. Sonata Open: 1 Barrie Cooper, Gloucester; 2 Isabel Rhodes, Bardsey. Family Open : 1 Lily, Jo and Isabelle Scott, Collingham; 2 The Freeman Family, Harrogate; 3 The Maxwell Family, Harrogate. Bach Prelude and Fugue Open: 1 Jean Wildman, Baildon; 2 Evelyn So, Harrogate. 20th Century Open: 1 Barrie Cooper, Gloucester; 2 Leandra Dunn, Harrogate; 3 Subin Kim, Harrogate. Flute Year 6 and under: 1 Maddy Colbourn, Harrogate; 2 Emma Moore, Ripon; 3 = Charlotte Styles, Collingham and Annabelle Stanford, Harrogate. 8 and under: 1 Lily Scott, Collingham; 2 Anna Dolman, Harrogate; 3 Thomas Craddock, Harrogate. 10 and under: 1 Lydia Wyatt, Rastrick; 2 Ella Richardson, Harrogate; 3 Eleanor Rowe, Great Ouseburn. Age 18 and under: 1 Eleanor Rowe, Great Ouseburn, 2 Henry Worrall, Burton Leonard; 3 Aimee Wood, Harrogate. Oboe or Bassoon Year 7 and under: 1 Eleanor Howes, Harrogate; 2 Isabella Scott, Collingham. 10 and under: 1 Guylaine Eckersley, Stamford Bridge; 2 Isabelle Scott, Collingham. Age 18 and under: 1 Freddie Brewer, York; 2 Jade O’Connor, Leeds. Clarinet Year 6 and under: 1 Anna Beever, Pateley Bridge; Joseph McDermot, York; 3 Ewan Findlay, Harrogate. 8 and under: 1 Jennifer Ford, York; 2 Jack Hargrave, York; 3 Molly Morrell, Ripon. 10 and under: 1 Tara Hill, Harrogate; 2 = Jennifer Ford and Stephanie Frankland, York. Age 18 and under: 1 Samuel Gillespie, Harrogate; 2 Jenni Moss, Harrogate; 3 Georgia Bowe, York. Saxophone Year 6 and under: 1 Jessica Howland, Sutton on the Forest; 2 Robert Spanton, York; 3 Max Aitken, Harrogate. Year 8 and under: 1 Ella Kon, Harrogate; 2 Samantha Brockett, Harrogate; 3 Louisa Pennock, Harrogate. Year 10 and under: 1 Millie Howard, Harrogate; 2 Stephanie Frankland, York; 3 = Tara Hill and Jonny Vaux, Harrogate. Age 18 and under: 1 Jonny Vaux, Harrogate; 2 Stephanie Frankland, York; 3 Millie Howard, Harrogate. Chamber Year 10 and under : 1 Dragon Saxophone Quartet, Harrogate; 2 Dragon Clarinet Quartet, Harrogate; 3 = Dragon Saxophone Quintet and Dragon Junior Flute Quartet, Harrogate. Open: 1 Dragon Saxophone Choir, Harrogate; 2 Stray Flutes, Harrogate; 3 Dragon Senior Flute Quartet, Harrogate. Novice Woodwind Open: 1 Frances Inglehearn, Harrogate; 2 Grace Caton, Harrogate; 3 Angela Brown, Harrogate. Woodwind Solo Open: 1 James Wilson ,Leeds; 2 Millie Howard, Harrogate; 3 Magdalene Tsui, Harrogate. Duet Trio or Quartet Year 6 and under: 1 Robert Spanton and Jack Pateman, York; 2 Hamish Broadbent and Joseph McDermot, York; 3 Euan Brennan and Minnie Fawcett, Birstwith. 10 and under: 1 Dragon Saxophone Quartet, Harrogate; 2 Dragon Junior Flute Quartet, Harrogate; 3 Dragon Clarinet Quartet, Harrogate. Age 18 and under: 1 Dragon Saxophone Quartet, Harrogate; 2 Dragon Clarinet Trio, Harrogate; 3 Stamford Bridge Clarinet Trio, York. Group Year 6 and under Winners: Dragon Woodwind Ensemble, Harrogate. 10 and under: 1 Dragon Saxophone Quintet, Harrogate; 2 Ashville Saxes, Harrogate; 3 St. Aidan’s Junior Flutes, Harrogate. Age 18 and under; Winners Dragon Saxophone Choir, Harrogate. Recorder Solo Year 6 and under: 1 Rosella Pinckney, York; 2 Stephanie Crabtree, York; 3 Sarah Lansley, York. Duet: 1 Sarah Lansley and Stephanie Crabtree, York; 2 Alexandra Uppard and Hanah Matthews, York; 3 = Charlotte Troughton and Harvey Hunter, York and Alice Townsend and Evie Walker, Kirkby Overblow. Group: Winners Dringhouses Recorder Ensemble, York. String Solo Year 5 and under: 1 Yilin Xu, York; 2 William Clark, York; 3 Genevieve Lydic, Harrogate. 7 and under: 1 Alexandra Keeley, Ilkley; 2 Joshua Taylor, Harrogate; 3 = Joshua Rowe and Daniel Taylor, Harrogate. 10 and under: 1 Edward Deakins, Leeds; 2 Imogen Brewer, Easingwold; 3 Gabriel Ketzer, Badsworth. Age 18 and under: 1 Louis Baily, Thirsk; 2 Oliver Baily, Thirsk; 3 = Edward Deakins, Leeds and Sophie Green, Menston. Open: 1 Edward Deakins, Leeds; 2 Martha Selwyn, Harrogate; 3 Joshua Ho Kae Yun, Harrogate Novice Open: Winner Stuart Lewis, Huby. Duet Trio or Quartet Year 10 and under: 1 Sabrina Goertner and Lorayne Hernandez, Harrogate; 2 AQUA, Harrogate; 3 May Lutchens-Humfrey and Yilin Xu, York. Open: 1 AQUA, Harrogate; 2 St. John Fisher Quartet B, Harrogate; 3 St. John Fisher Quartet A, Harrogate. Group Year 10 and under: 1 St. Aidan’s String Orchestra, Harrogate; 2 Smilin’ Violins, York. Open: Winners St.John Fisher String Group, Harrogate. Unaccompanied Bach Open : 1 Edward Deakins, Leeds; 2 Louis Baily, Thirsk; 3= Imogen Brewer, Easingwold and Oliver Baily, Thirsk. Pipe Organ Year 11 and under: Winner Imogen Morgan, Ripon. Year 13 and under: Winner Lois Lee, Harrogate. Ukulele Open: Winners Dukes, Harrogate. Classical Guitar Year 6 and under: 1 Finlay MacArthur, York; 2 Gabriel Taylor- Wrigley, Saddleworth; 3 William Tomlin, York. 9 and under 1 George Thackray, Leeds; 2 Rebecca Hill, York; 3 Anna Russell, Greenfield. Open: 1 Michael Durrant, Ilkley; 2 Sarah Davies, Oldham; 3 Harry Hayes, Oldham. Pedal Harp Elementary Open Grades 1—3: 1 Grace Heaversedge, Cottingham; 2 = Isobel Chesman, Louth and Cerys Rees, Driffield. Open Grades 4—5: 1 Katie Jankinson, Cottingham; 2 Keri Tsang, Tockwith; 3 Tilly Nichols, Denby Dale. Open Grade 6 and over: 1 Stephanie Halsey, Hull; 2 Lucinda Taylor, Ripon; 3 Kathryn Mason, Wakefield. Duet Open: 1 Keri Tsang and Katie Jenkinson, Cottingham; 2 Stephanie Halsey and Felicity Edwards, Cottingham; 3 Tilly Nichols and Cerys Rees, Cottingham. Ensemble Open: 1 JK and the Soundboards, Cottingham; 2 Junior Harps, Cottingham, 3 Harps Galore, Cottingham. Lever Harp Elementary Grades 1—3 : 1 Cerys Rees, Driffield; 2 Megan Humphries, Ripon; 3 Iris Greaney, Cottingham. Open Grade 4—5: 1 Cara Dawson, Darlington; 2Keri Tsang, Tockwith; 3 Maple Lau, Harrogate. Open Grade 6 and over winner Kathryn Mason, Wakefield.