There were many excellent results in last term’s Associated Board Music Examinations, as our musicians continue to excel in many areas of music.
Eight Grade Eights!
Thomas Smith in 3rd Year got a Distinction in his Grade 6 Cornet examination, while Holly Rice, Lower Sixth, achieved a Merit in her Grade 7 Flute examination. 5th Year student Bromley Hurn achieved a Merit in her Grade 8 singing examination and Upper Sixth student Abigail Piercy passed her Grade 7 theory and achieved Merits in her Grade 8 singing and flute examinations. Katie Shaw also achieved Grade 8 piano.
5th Year student Rosie Park was awarded a Merit in her Grade 8 singing and Leanne Williams from Upper Sixth received a Merit in her Grade 8 flute. Louise Myers and Joe Lee, both in Lower Sixth, received Distinctions in their Grade 8, with Joe in double bass and Louise in Flute.
Truro School Director of Music, Martin Palmer, said: “It is wonderful to see so many of our pupils across the age ranges achieve their Grade 8s and then heard towards new diploma exams. We are very lucky to have many talented staff and pupils at the school.”
National and County Easter Performances
Oboist Ellie Sullivan, 5th Year, had an intensive residential course at Durham University before performing in three major venues around the country with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. 1st Year Singer Katherine Gregory and Jenny and Sarah Howarth did a four day residential course and then sang in Worcester Cathedral with the National Youth Junior Girls Choir of Great Britain.
Lower Sixth student Ryan Huxtable played tuba with the Cornwall Youth Brass Band and Joe Lee sang the solos in a Good Friday performance of Faure’s Requiem at Truro Methodist Church. 5th Year Saxophonist Phoebe Piercy, 4tth Year horn player Patrick Lane, 3rd Year trumpeter Lucy Mailes and percussionist Tom Smith gave a roof-raising performance in Carn Glaze Caverns with the Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra.
After a week of rehearsals, the Cornwall County Youth Orchestra gave a stunning performance in Truro Cathedral. A number of Truro School pupils represented: Violinists Kitty Broger-Bareham, Martha Prindl, Maiya-Jade Murray and James Richardson, Cellist Giselle Usher-Sparks, Flautist Katie Shaw and Harpist Abi Piercy.
Pictured: L-R Leanne, Abi, Louise, Katie, Holly, Rosie, Thomas and Bromley