Taunton Music and Drama Festival strikes a tune with youngsters

PUPILS from Castle School competed in the solo brass aged 12 and under category.

Ollie Garstang, Jenny Carey, Charlotte Clissold, Alice Martin, Flora Morsman and Dan Hughes with their medal, certificates and cup.

Entrants in the Verse Speaking, year three, class.

OLLIE Garstang, winner of solo piano, eight years and under.

FRANCES Jameson, Pippa Willis, Kate Jackson and Daisy Caygill from the eight and under solo recorder category.

DAN Hughes and Flora Morsman are crowned winners of the Paul Billing Cup for piano duet in the ten years and under category.

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THIS year’s Taunton and Somerset Music and Drama Festival is well underway.

The festival, which runs every November, is now in its 99th year and encourages youngsters performing and enjoying music, speech and drama.

Music classes are held in piano, strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, composition and vocal held at Queen’s College and drama classes include verse speaking, prepared reading, public speaking, mime, and acting, which are held at Temple Methodist Church.

The Taunton Young Musician Competition attracted a record 20 entries, with up to seven finalists selected to play in the final held at Queens College on January 22.

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