Congratulations to Lauren Davies (piano) for winning the Rotary Club Young Musician semi-final at Herot Watt recently. Lauren then went on to compete in the District Final where she took second place. She and the winner now go forward to the all Scotland Final in Perth on Sunday 18th March. We wish her the best of luck!
Congratulations also to Rebecca Robertson (voice) who won the prestigious Ella Lamb gold medal at the Edinburgh Competition Festival for reciting and singing a Scots song. Rebecca’s performance was classed as “outstanding”.
Also, The Nomads – our rock band comprising three S4 students, Scott Harrison, Joe Dransfield and Nicholas Haquin – overcame serious challenges from Leith, Broughton and Forrester to take the “Best Band” title in the city-wide Battle of the Bands competition. Their prize is a full day’s recording session at Jewel and Esk Valley College as well as introductions to concert promoters. They will be playing again at the Spring Concert at Portobello High school on Thursday 29th March.