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CBA Musicians On Song As They Play Their Way To A Double Triumph

Our talented student musicians are celebrating after picking up two cups at the prestigious Eisteddfod.

The Senior Concert Band retained its title in the Open Category and the brass ensemble lifted its first award, claiming first in the instrumental Ensemble in the 16 years and under category.

CBA Musical Director Clive Wears said: "The performances were fantastic and I am extremely proud of the students.

"There was a lot of hard work and rehearsal leading up to the Eisteddfod, which has paid off.

"The challenge now is to retain the titles next year."

The Senior Concert band, which beat the Southfield School for Girls Brass Emsemble into Second Place, played ten minutes of music in the competition, treating the audience to music from the film Shrek and also a medley from Les Miserables.

The audjudicator's remarks of the performance said the band ' was a very well organised large ensemble with a fine sense of organisation'. Particular mention was also made about the 'lovely percussion playing'.

And the Brass Ensemble was applauded by the audjudicator for its 'spirited and lively performances'.

Second in the category were the Bishop Stopford Flute Choir and third place went to the Latimer School Recorder Duet.

And the music group's triumphs were not the only success at the event. Talented Year 11 drama student Kalya Wilson collected first in the Memorised Prose Speaking in the 14 years and over category.