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House Music Competition and Sherratt Cup

Published by Dean Close Preparatory School on Friday 17th of March 2023

Dean Close School's annual House Music competition saw exceptional performances across different instrumental categories, culminating in a highly competitive Sherratt Cup competition.


The Helen Porter Hall was filled with the vibrant sounds of house music as the House Music Competition took place throughout the afternoon on Wednesday, with the final competition in the evening, when talented pupils showcase their musical skills, with the bid to win the prestigious Sherratt Cup, named after the former Dean Close Director of Music, Colin Sherratt. This year's competition saw exceptional performances across all categories, leaving this years adjudicator, Mr David McKee, Director of Music at Cheltenham College, with a difficult task to determine the winners.


In the initial class, Harry Butcher on the French horn wowed the audience with his impeccable technique and musicality, earning him the first win of the day. In the intermediate class, Cassian Pichler-Roca on the piano delivered an outstanding performance, showcasing his exceptional piano skills.


The senior wind and brass class was highly competitive, with each participant delivering a performance that was second to none. Jamie Richardson on the trumpet, however, stood out with his impressive sound and perfect intonation, earning him the win.


Liv Mason on the violin was a clear winner in the senior strings class, impressing the judges with her emotive and expressive playing. In the senior piano class, Calvin Wong on the piano delivered an exceptional performance, showcasing his incredible technical skill and musicality.


After each category winner had been announced, it was time for the highly anticipated Sherratt Cup competition. Sebastian Friessner-Day on the guitar gave a performance that was both powerful and moving, earning him the win in the strings category. Bertie McVittie on the French horn delivered an outstanding performance, showcasing his impressive range and versatility, which earned him the win in the brass category.


The piano category was the final one, and it was no surprise that the competition was fierce. Ivan Yeung, however, delivered a flawless performance, showcasing his exceptional technical ability and musicality, earning him the win in the piano category.


Mr McKee had a difficult task of choosing the overall winner of the Colin Sherratt Cup, as all the category winners had delivered exceptional performances. In the end, Ivan Yeung on the piano was named the overall winner, showcasing his incredible talent and musical prowess.


As the competition drew to a close, it was time to announce the winning house, and this year, it was Dale House who took the top spot. The competition was a true testament to the talent and dedication of the Dean Close School's music pupils, who continue to push boundaries and exceed expectations with their outstanding performances.

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