Walton’s Music for Schools 2014 Winners!!
On the 12th of May 2014, all of 5th and some of 6th class got the chance to go up to Dublin, to perform our brilliant piece ‘Trip to Fantasy On Board the Sally Gardens’. We were first to perform our piece in the National Concert Hall. We were up against some stiff competition during the hours of the finals. When everybody finished their performance, the judges Bill Whelan and Julie Feeney took a long time to decide the winners. But when they did, she summed it up in three words “UP THE BANNER!” We knew then we were the winners!!! We received a trophy and a cheque for €3000 to be spent in Walton’s Music shop. We’d like to thank Mrs Mac for all her belief in us and all the work she put into making our performance perfect. It was a day we won’t forget in a hurry!!!
By Alannah Meaney, Ruth Kearney and Cian Humphreys.
View photos of the performance and prizegiving here.
Congratulations to Mrs. McNamara and the Fifth and Sixth class musicians who have made it to the final of the Walton’s Music For Schools Competition. Thank you to the parents who helped to compose and record the piece. This is the 3rd year in a row that Knockanean have made the finals which is an incredible achievement and a great testament to the hard work and dedication of Mrs. McNamara and all the boys and girls. The final takes place on Monday, May 12th in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Go n-éirí an t-ádh linn!! Click here to view our entry.
Fifth and Sixth class musicians have been practicing hard since Christmas on their entry for Walton’s Music for Schools competition 2014. Thank you to parent, Brian Moore who recorded the performance and to parent, Felim Ó Coileáin, who composed the piece especially for the young musicians. The results will be announced on Lyric FM on April 4th, and the six selected schools will perform in The National Concert Hall in May. Whether we are selected or not, it has been a challenging and most beneficial experience preparing for the competition. Go n-éirí an t-ádh linn!!