On Sunday 17th March, Lucy Leete (Year 11 student) competed in the Springboard Brighton and Hove performing arts festival. Some competitors were phenomenally talented musicians and some were junior royal academy students. The standard by far exceeded that of previous years.
Lucy played beautifully and received very impressive comments from the adjudicator Christine Hanks. Lucy was awarded distinctions in all three competitive classes and was placed 1st twice.
She won Woodwind competitive Grade 8 as a solo competitor and Competitive small ensemble Grade 6 and above, having played a duet with her good friend Samuel Maughan, a clarinettist and music scholar at Lewes College. Both Samuel and Lucy perform with the South Down Youth Orchestra, East Sussex Youth Orchestra and East Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra.
Many congratulations to Lucy and Samuel, a well-deserved first place in recognition of their dedication to music.’