Blackrock Win Multiple Awards at the Wesley Music Festival
Wesley Music Festival 2017
The Wesley Music Festival is the equivalent of the Schools’ Cup for Music. It an opportunity for our boys, to compete with their peers in other schools, on a team and individual basis. We had 38 entries overall, winning 27 awards – six 1st places, eight 2nd places, six 1st Class Honours and seven Highly Commended. This is our best ever set of results. Outstanding!
We congratulate both the Libermann and the 16 Choir on winning their respective competitions. The Libermann Choir has now won the ‘Frank Hughes Cup’ four years in a row.
2nd Year Band ‘Paradox’ [Alex Kelly, Sam Loscher, Robbie Gallagher, Sean Probert, Oscar Bourke-Mullaney and Robert Byrne] won the u’15 Rock Band Category. Oscar also won the U’15 – Solo Singing ‘Popular’, and Sam the U’15 Drum Kit category.
‘Govinda’ [Alex Quinlan, Fionn Byrne, Mark Crowley and Avi Shandilya] (all 5th Year) won the over 15’s Rock Band category.
The College Orchestra finished 2nd as did Mark Landers (Solo Singing U’15), Colm Hogan (Brass U’15), Daniel Beatty (Classical Acoustic Guitar U’15), Alex Kelly (Piano Solo U’16), Gavin Jones (Classical Acoustic Guitar U’15), Cian Hasson and Stephen Ryan (U’15 Duet) and ‘Square One’ (Mark Heavey, John Heavey, Jack Browne, Oisin McEnroe, Sean Byrne and Patrick Haugh, (all 6th Year). Our Corless Choir and Jazz Band were amongst six 1st Class Honours (3rd places).
I congratulate our Music Department not just these stellar results but on the opportunities provided for all the boys. Thank you Ms O’Connor, Mr Grumley-Traynor and Mr Cavanagh for your inspiration, your creativity, your organisation, your interest, your encouragement, your energy.