Year 7 Student Performs at the Winter Gardens

On the 18th December, one of our talented Year 7 students had the honour of performing with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. George Robertson was chosen by Blackpool Music Service over all the other contestants across the Blackpool schools to sing The Snowman by Howard Blake.

Here are his thoughts on the amazing experience. 

“Before my performance I felt three things: anticipation, excitement and nerves. Seeing the mass of people taking their seats filled me with a feeling of pride. As the spotlight fell on me, I took a deep breath and prepared myself to give the best performance I had ever given. As soon as I began it felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. The roar of applause erupted and I knew I had done well. The show ended and my parents came to greet me with smiles on their faces.”

The full link is available here

Well done George!  


St Mary's Wins KS3 Musician of the Year

Musician of the YearOn Tuesday evening Lewis Wood and Charlie Rogers Smith took part in Blackpool's Musician of the Year competing against Blackpool Schools most talented musicians.

The standard was exceptional with the majority of performances at the highest technical level. The competition was split into two Key stages. Charlie played Bach's Prelude in D which gained him 3rd place amongst a strong field of musicians.

However it was St Mary's Lewis Wood who took 1st prize in the KS3 category performing Frensham & Pond for Clarinet by William Lloyd Webber which won over the adjudicators.

Lewis Wood will be invited to give further performances throughout the year representing both St Mary's and Blackpool Music services at venues including the Town hall.

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Schools Alive

Schools AliveOn 4th February the Wind Band took part in the annual Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre. The students were fantastic and did our school proud. They performed 'Pirates of the Caribbean Medley', 'James Bond' and 'Hawaii Five-O.' There were a lot of things going on as some pupils had to get ready to perform after us in the BASSO band, but in the end all pupils taking part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they all had a fabulous night! Many thanks to Mr Mitchell for leading our school in the performance as the conductor. 

Alina Sladkiewicz

St. Mary's Wind Band Entertain Parishioners

WindbandSt Mary's College wind band returned to St John Vianney's & St Monica's Christmas Fair to entertain the parishioners at the annual Christmas Fair. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and as always, were very well looked after by the parishioners. The music department would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported the fair and the wind band and a special thank you for the donation made by the parish towards the purchasing of new music.