Honours - Music

Music Roll of Honour

Archbishop Beck Catholic College’s Music department has an outstanding reputation in Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond. Each year the students, as part of the concert band, chamber choir, ensembles or as individuals, excel in competitions and performances in the College, across Merseyside and on the continent when embarking on European Music Tours.


2019

Chester Music Festival

  • College Concert Band - open wind section - First place
  • Saxophone Ensemble - Wind ensemble section - Second place
  • Woodwind instrumental section - Megan Roberts

Events

  • Gone with the Winds Concert - College hall - May 2019
  • Duke of Lancaster Band Concert (with concert band) - February 2019

2018

Chester Music Festival

  • Concert band - Open wind band section - First place
  • Concert band - Open wind band section - Hilda Cathedral Trophy
  • Chamber Choir - Open choir - Second place
  • Woodwind instrumental - Abi Quinn - First place
  • Woodwind instrumental - Alex McNally - First place
  • Saxophone ensemble - Second place
  • Other successes - two second places, and three third places

Southport Music Festival

  • Concert Band - Youth and school band section - First place
  • Chamber Choir -School choir section - Second place
  • Liverpool Archdiocese Catholic Choir Competition - Runner up
  • Christmas Concert - “Christmas Fanfare” (December 2018)
  • Liverpool Archdiocesan Catholic Choir Competition - Runners up

Events

  • Christmas Concert - “Christmas Fanfare” - December, 2018
  • Concert Band Music Tour to Ypres to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice - September 2018
  • Beckfest summer Festival - July 2018
  • Queens University College, Belfast combined concert - May 2018
  • Liverpool University Music Society combined concert with Archbishop Beck concert band - April 2018
  • College Commission -‘In Flanders Field’ by John Holland

2017

Wirral Music Festival

  • College Concert Band - Large instrumental ensemble section - First place
  • College Concert Band - School orchestra section - First place
  • Saxophone ensemble - Small ensemble section - First place
  • Chamber Choir - Open choir section - second place

Events

  • Nutcracker a Christmas Tale Concert - College atrium - December 2017
  • Chamber Choir sing at ‘Blue Planet II’ BBC Series Concert, Liverpool Echo Arena - November 2017
  • Duke of Lancaster Army band Concert (with concert band) - College Atrium - October 2017
  • Archbishop Beck Rhythm and Blues Band performance (ABRABO) - Cavern Club - September 2017
  • Summer Serenade Concert - College atrium - July 2017
  • Friendship Concert with Maghull Wind Orchestra - College Atrium - March 2017

2016

Chester Performing Arts Festival

  • Grace Jones - Open instrument - First place - Open instrument solo section
  • Chamber Choir - First place - Youth choir section
  • Concert Band - first place - Wind band section

Events

  • Chamber Choir - Dickensian Christmas Concert - Metropolitan Cathedral - December 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - College Atrium - December 2016
  • Chamber Choir performed on “Christmas Nationwide” National TV - December 2016
  • Christmas Fanfare with Liverpool Concert Hope Band - December 2016

2015

Wirral Music Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - Large ensemble section -First place
  • Senior Concert Band - U18 School Orchestra - First place
  • Senior Concert Band - Anthony Ridley Orchestral Award
  • U17 Brass section - Sean Sweeney - First place
  • U17 Brass section Elspeth Fury - Third place

Events

  • Concert Band took part in the Cornerstone Festival at Liverpool Hope University - November 2015
  • College Chamber Choir performed at World Mental Health Day event - October 2015
  • Last Night of the Proms - College Hall - July 2015

2014

Wirral Music Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - First place with Distinction - The Eva Cann Trophy
  • Senior Concert Band - First place with Distinction - Anthony Ridley Orchestra Award
  • Saxophone Ensemble - Jazz Combo. - First place with Distinction - The Flora Cann Trophy
    Chamber Choir - First place with Outstanding - Open Choral Bebington Cup

Other honours gained by individual college students:

  • Brass solo (17 years and under) - Sean (Trumpet) First place
  • Woodwind solo (13 years and under) - Emma (Clarinet) Third place
  • Woodwind solo (13 years and under) - Sally (Saxophone) Second place
  • Brass solo (17 years and under) - Elspeth (Trumpet) Third place
  • Woodwind solo (13 years and under) - Jack (Clarinet) Fourth place
  • Brass solo (17 years and under) - Lewis (Tuba) Fourth place

Events

  • Last Night of the Proms - College Sports Hall (July 2014)
  • Christmas Concert - New College Hall and Atrium (December, 2014)

2013

Wirral Music Festival

  • Chamber Choir - First place - Open Choir
  • Senior Concert Band - First place - School Band Section

Events

  • Last Night of the Proms - College Sports Hall (July, 2013)
  • Music Tour - Spain, Barcelona (May, 2013)
  • Action for Children Concert - Anglican Cathedral (December, 2013)
  • Christmas Fanfare - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (December, 2013)

2012

Wirral Music Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - First place - School Band Section
  • Saxophone Ensemble - First place - Large Ensemble Section

Woodland Hospice Choir of the Year

  • Chamber Choir - First place

College Music Commission

  • ‘A Ship of Sorrows’ (Titanic) - Premiere Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Southport Festival of Band and Music

  • Chamber Choir - First place - Youth and Vocal Ensemble Section
  • Brass Ensemble - First place - Brass Section
  • Saxophone Ensemble - First place - Jazz Section
  • Flute Ensemble - First place - Woodwind Section

2011

Liverpool Performing Arts Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - Gold medal - Open Concert Group
  • Junior Concert Band - Gold medal - Junior Band Section
  • Chamber Choir - Gold medal - School Choir
  • Senior Guitar Ensemble - Gold medal - Guitar Section
  • Junior Guitar Ensemble - Silver medal - Guitar Section
  • Senior Woodwind Ensemble - Bronze medal
  • Junior Woodwind Ensemble - Bronze medal
  • Beth Mawdsley - Silver medal - Instrumental Class Woodwind
  • Grace Jones - Silver medal - Instrumental Class Woodwind
  • Lee Hartles - Silver medal - Instrumental Brass
  • Beverly Borbon - Gold medal - Instrumental Brass

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

  • Rachael Patterson - Member of the choir

2010

Crosby Music Festival

  • Woodwind Ensembles - first, second and third place
  • Including the Crosby Orchestral Society Trophy

Liverpool Performing Arts Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - Gold medal - Open Concert Group
  • Senior Concert Band - Winner of the Rotary Shield
  • Clarinet Ensemble - Gold medal - Rushworth Music Bowl Trophy - Wind Section
  • Radha Ramkalawon - Gold medal - Junior Concerto Class
  • Other success - Four Silver medals and three Bronze medals

Southport Festival of Band and Music

  • Senior Concert Band - First place - Youth Ensemble Section
  • Senior Concert Band - Winner of the Hornabrook Trophy

2009

Liverpool Performing Arts Festival

  • Senior Concert Band - Gold medal - School Band Section
  • Junior Concert Band - Gold medal - Junior School Band Section
  • Saxophone Ensemble - Bronze medal - Jazz Section
  • Clarinet Ensemble - Gold medal - Wind Section
  • Emma Houghton - Bronze medal - Vocal Solo
  • Emma Houghton - Bronze medal - Clarinet Solo
  • James Garcia - Bronze medal - Woodwind Solo
  • Radha Ramkalawon - Silver medal - Woodwind Solo

Southport Festival of Band and Music

  • Senior Concert Band - First place - Youth Ensemble Section
  • Helen Goldsmith - First place - Open Woodwind
  • Bethany Mawdsley - Second place - Open Woodwind
  • Radha Ramkalawon - First place - U16 Woodwind
  • Sarah Goldsmith - Second place - U16 Woodwind
  • Katy Hartles - Third place - U14 Woodwind

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