Talented young musicians from across Doncaster were honoured for their outstanding musical achievements at this year’s William Appleby Memorial Trust Music Awards, supported by Doncaster Music Service.
The annual event, held at the Mansion House, saw accolades presented to young people for a wide range of musical disciplines. It also included a special Lifetime achievement award for Phillip Scowcroft, in recognition of 43 years of dedication and commitment to the William Appleby Memorial Trust. Phillip held the position of Chair until 2019, however he still remains a valuable trust board member.
The first ever Ukelele Award went to Crookesbroom Primary Academy for their outstanding support and commitment to Ukulele First Access (Whole Class) musical instrument programmes in school. They have also provided progression opportunities for all pupils through each year group within the school.
The award was supported by the Doncaster Ukulele Group who have raised over £12,000 for the William Appleby Memorial Trust since the group formed in October 2014. The money is used to support young musicians from across Doncaster achieve their aspirations.
The school remarked on the positive impact music has on their school community.
Musicians from the school put on an amazing performance at the event in addition to Pedwar, a string quartet from Doncaster Music Service, supported by the amazing musical talents of some of this year’s recipients including Owen Smith on oboe and Chris Davis on piano.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, who presented at the awards event, said: “Doncaster has some very talented musicians and it is always a pleasure to hear them perform.
“Well done to them all on their achievements and to Phillip Scowcroft on his Lifetime achievement award. Also a thank you to Doncaster Music Service for its wonderful work and commitment to delivering such a high standard of music education to children and young people across the borough.”
Crookesbroom Primary Academy pupils are pictured above (photo by James Mulkeen).
- Category: Children, young people & families