Musically gifted pupils at the Webber Independent School got a standing ovation after performing at a series of musical festivals.
Alex Postawa, Honomi Inoue and Robert Beilby, who form the Webber Piano Trio, demonstrated their impressive talents and were delighted to be suitably crowned winners of the Richard Allen trophy in the Bedford Festival as well as producing a second storming performance in the Small Ensemble category at the Milton Keynes Festival of Arts.
The Pre-Prep Choir added to the silverware, showing off their voices in a very strong field of competitors, finishing third.
Additional performances from Webber included the Junior String Group of Luna Bekker, William Rogers, Hyuga Fukuda, Kiyo Kasai and Alex D’Silva, the Senior String Group of Alec Postawa, Honami Inoue, Robert Beilby and Tharsan Baskaran and the KS2 choir, who despite putting on outstanding displays of musical ability didn’t quite make number one spot on the day.
Principal Sue Vig said, “We are extremely pleased that the musical talents of our students have been recognised and rewarded. Regional festivals are a fantastic opportunity for children across the area to share with the wider public their creative abilities – bringing joy and celebration to all! Competing against others helps build confidence as well as important life skills and emotions that will stand them in good stead in later life. Special congratulations to our trophy winners, but well done to all participants – outstanding ambassadors for Webber.”