To celebrate young people's musical achievements, and support their ongoing development, we are pleased to announce the MFY National Partnership Awards for 2015. In addition, two groups from each Festival session performing on a main stage will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Certificates of Achievement

At each session during the Festival, Music Mentors will present two special Certificates of Achievement, one for Performance Practice and one for Innovation.

Performance Practice
This certificate rewards special achievement in the quality of musicianship, or an aspect of performance presentation that deserves particular acknowledgement.

Innovation
This certificate is awarded for performances that are particularly imaginative, creative or inspiring. For groups that take part in Frequencies (our rock, pop and urban stage) the certificate will award a group for original composition.

 
 

Recipients of Certificates of Achievement

Recipients of Certificates of Achievement at the National Festival Birmingham 2015 were as follows.

Performance Practice Innovation
Five Foot Six
Silkstone Common Junior & Infant School
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School Choir
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Fusion Ensemble
The Bulmershe Ensemble
CCHS Cantatrici Choir
All Saints Chamber Choir
Croesyceiliog Senior Choir
Ysgol Gerrd Ceredigion
The Rainbow Connection Youth Choir
Larmenier & Sacred Heart Primary School Choir
Springwood High School Cantabene
Truro School Prep Choir
Brackenfield Junior Choir
Wrexham County Youth Choir
St. Aidan's Chamber Choir
NYPE
Saxidentals
Rubik’s Cube
The Tree Army with Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra
BYMT Big Phat Brass
Withycombe Stomp
Gutted!
Bakewell Bassoons
High Wycombe Music Centre Guitar Consort
Darchis
Accord Acapella
Caerleon Comprehensive School Percussion Ensemble
Wardle Academy Youth Band
The Blue Coat School Brass Band
Bassaleg School Wind Band
Northampton School for Boys Symphonic Winds
Abraham Darby Academy Showband
Stafford Grammar School Concert Band
Rhythms of Egypt
Panjazz International World Orchestra & Choir
Holy Trinity CE School Steel Band
WSFG Year 11 Steel Band
The Barber Sisters
Oxford Youth Gamelan
South Wilts Grammar School Chamber Orchestra
Amileah & Jacob
The Borodin Trio
SWeet! Superstars
The Original Chamber Ensemble
Verano Guitar Quartet
Pembrokeshire Schools’ Brass Band
Elland Silver Youth Band
Carrick Winds
Rochdale Youth Wind Band
Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band
Gwent Youth Wind Orchestra
Caerleon Comprehensive School Orchestra
Latymer School Chamber Orchestra
Penzance Youth String Orchestra
Peak District String Orchestra
Abraham Darby Academy Jazz Band
Greenhead College Big Band
Young Brasscals
Richard Taunton 6th Form College Jazz Combo
KMS SMC Big Band
Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra
Cornwall Youth Orchestra
Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra & Choir
Halfway to Nowhere
Louis Coupe (for Original Composition Award)

 

 

MFY National Partnership Awards

This year, groups of young musicians and their leaders will be awarded with the opportunity to take part in a special bespoke ‘red letter day’ experience with a leading arts and education partner, following their performance at the National Festival 2015. 

We are pleased to announce the following National Partnership Awards for 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.


MFY will announce the nominations at the end of sessions. Winners will be invited to a special award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

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