MFY National Partnership Awards Celebration

Date Published:29 September 2015
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Keywords:National Festival, National Partnership Awards
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Congratulations to this year’s MFY National Partnership Award-winners!


Following on from the Music for Youth National Festival in July, eight groups have been commended for their performance and musical achievement at this year’s National Partnership Awards. These awards provide the opportunity for chosen groups to build a relationship with and take part in a special bespoke ‘red letter day’ experience with a leading arts and education partner. 

On Wednesday 23 September, representatives from each group came from all over the UK to receive their awards and enjoy a special reception, held in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. Music for Youth and the Royal Albert Hall Chief Executive, Chris Cotton hosted the event, which included a guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall, a photo shoot and the all-important introduction to their award sponsor. 

Judith Webster, CEO of Music for Youth, said “this special awards reception is a true celebration of the talent and incredible music-making taking place all across the country. Through the National Partnership Awards, Music for Youth is able to broker relationships between a range of arts organisations, professional musicians and educationalists who can support the musical development of young musicians. Congratulations to all the award winners.”

Photo's from the award ceremony can be viewed here

National Partnership Awards 2015


INFANTS & JUNIORS AWARD
ST MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, DOVER

SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Award comprises: 
  • A guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall
  • Attendance at the Classical Spectacular Schools Matinee with a chance to meet the artists backstage


ENSEMBLES AWARD
THE ORIGINAL ENSEMBLE, LEIGH-ON-SEA

SPONSORED BY LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Leeds College of Music logo
Award comprises: 
  • A specially tailored day of activities to support the group’s musical development
  • Access to the College’s leading academics and resident ensembles, reflecting the group’s musical interest


CHAMBER AWARD
CYM PIANO SEXTET, LONDON

SPONSORED BY BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE
Award comprises: 
  • Coaching by a Conservatoire resident chamber group
  • A performance within the Conservatoire
  • Attendance at a masterclass with a high-profile visiting musicians as part of the Conservatoire’s public masterclass series


BRASS BANDS AWARD
SMITHY BRIDGE PRIMARY BRASS BAND, LITTLEBOROUGH

SPONSORED BY TOWN HALL SYMPHONY HALL
Town Hall Symphony Hall logo
Award comprises: 
  • A special foyer performance in Symphony Hall’s Café Bar to coincide with a Brass Band concert in Symphony Hall.
  • Attendance at the concert in Symphony Hall


WIND BANDS AWARD
SYMPHONIC WIND BAND, BATH & NORTH EAST SOMERSET

SPONSORED BY ROYAL MARINES BAND SERVICE
Royal Marines Band Service logo
Award comprises: 
  • A day with the Royal Marines Band Service at their training centre in Portsmouth, which will include coaching and mentoring sessions with Royal Marines instructors, civilian professors, and full wind band rehearsals
  • Free tickets to see the Massed Bands in action at the 2016 Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.


WORLD, FOLK & ROOTS AWARD
CONTOURS, PENZANCE

SPONSORED BY MUSICIANS' UNION

Award comprises: 
  • A specially tailored day of activities designed to give insight into the music business.
  • Specialist advice and guidance relevant to the group’s musical aspirations and future careers.
  • Practical session with professional artists reflecting the group’s musical interest.


JAZZ AWARD
JACKANORY JAZZ COLLECTIVE, HUDDERSFIELD

SPONSORED BY TOWN HALL SYMPHONY HALL
Town Hall Symphony Hall logo
Award comprises: 
  • A coaching and mentoring session with THSH’s resident jazz ensemble, the Jazzlines Trio.
  • A special foyer performance in Symphony Hall’s Café Bar as part of the Jazzlines Free Gigs weekly series.


NUT TEACHER AWARD
PATRICK ALLEN - IFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHOIR, CRAWLEY

SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS
Award comprises: 

This special award will be presented to a school based music teacher who has shown inspirational leadership in the direction of their music group at the National Festival. The award consists of a donation of £500 for musical equipment or resources to be spent in the teacher’s current school during 2015-16.

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