Hilden Grange School

Maidstone Music Festival Success

14 Hilden Grange children performed at the Maidstone Music Festival last weekend, with 13 competing in singing classes and a Year 6 pupil competing in the wind classes on her saxophone. Against some quite tough competition, often competing against older children, the vocalists won six classes with a further seven second places and three third place positions. There was also great success in the wind classes, with the Year 6 pupil winning five classes, as well as gaining an Honours mark in a non-competitive class. Following this success, she was nominated for both the Grand Finale Concert and the Maidstone Young Musician of the Year.

The results were:

Solo - 11 and under
1st place and two in joint 2nd

Grade 1 and 2
1st place

Grade 3 and 4
Two in joint 2nd; 3rd place

Grade 5 and 6
Two in joint 2nd; 3rd place 

Grade 7 and 8
First place

Show songs 11 and under
1st place; 2nd place


Duet 12-15
1st place

Show songs duet - 12 and under 
1st place

The adjudicator was very complimentary about the Hilden Grange children, who all presented themselves beautifully.  Congratulations to all of the children who took part, and to their teachers who prepared them so well for the festival.

Maidstone Music Festival winners