MUSICIANS flocked to Holmfirth's annual music festival.

The festival was held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Holmfirth Civic Hall.

It drew about 350 competitors in classes for instrument soloists, singers, children's choirs and musical families.

The winners of the family section were Judith Moore, her sister Elizabeth Pearson and her children, Clive and Lynda Pearson.

The winner of the Rotary class prize was Marie Johnson, 21, of Holmfirth. The prize of £250 to further the winner's musical career is donated by Holmfirth Rotary Club.

Marie is a soprano singer and has just completed a degree course in French, German and linguistics at York University, where she sang in the university chamber and college choirs.

She hopes to take an MA music course and become a professional musician.

She currently works for the National Youth Choir.


Thursday evening

Children's Choirs: 1 and Orton Trophy The Mount School Choir; 2 Mountjoy House Swans; 3 Hey with Zion Primary School, Oldham.

Solo Singing For Boys (under 12 years): 1 and Boy's Junior Vocal Trophy Samuel Dumigan, Netherton; 2 Myles B Taylor, Meltham.

Solo Singing for Boys Open: 1 and Harold Swallow Trophy Thomas Lambert, Marsh; 2 Samuel Dumigan.

Solo Singing for Girls (under 12 years): 1 and Girl's Junior Vocal Trophy Ann Wilkes, Beaumont Park; 2 Lauren Schofield, Eccleshill.

Solo Singing for Girls (under 15 years): 1 and Girl's Intermediate Trophy Maxine A C Taylor, Heywood; 2 Natasha Dumigan, Netherton.

Solo singing for Girls (under 18 years): 1 and Mirfield Cup Maxine A C Taylor; 2 Kirsty Merran Smith, Honley; 3 Sally Mitchell, Kirkheaton.

Junior Songs From the Shows: 1 and Kendall-Green Trophy Sally Mitchell; 2 Samuel Dumigan; 3 Thomas Lambert.

The Louise Hinchliffe Trophy: Thomas Lambert.

Friday evening

Pianoforte Solo (under 8 years): 1 and Les Enfants Trophy Grace Mills, Fixby; 2 Isobel Glynn, Linthwaite; 3 Abby Sanderson, Holmfirth.

Pianoforte Solo (under 10 years): 1 and Children's Piano Trophy Joanna Bake, Scholes; 2 William Robertson, Scholes; 3 Lorna Preston, Holmfirth.

Pianoforte Solo (under 12 years): 1 and Junior Piano Trophy Samuel Dumigan; 2= Jordan Mullenger, Honley and Katharine Jones, Scholes; 3 Lucy Foreman, Honley.

Solo Instruments excluding Pianoforte - Recorder (under 13 years): 1 and Dennis Ball Trophy Max Harris, Rosemeade School; 2 Richard Stokes, Rosemeade School; 3 Holly Barden, Rosemeade School.

Solo Instruments excluding Pianoforte (under 13 yers): 1 and Holmes Trophy William Robertson; 2 Hannah Mosley, Farnley Tyas.

Solo Guitar (under 13 years): 1 Lucy Monkhouse, Dalton.

Pianoforte Duet (under 11 years): 1 and Junior Piano Duet Trophy Amber Pinfold and Lorna Preston.

Pianoforte Duet (under 13 years): 1 and Jubilee Trophy Elizabeth Heyes and William Higham, Wortley; 2 Laurie Woodhead, Slaithwaite and Annabel Rollinson, Marsden.

Pianoforte Solo (under 14 years): 1 and Dacarit Cup Elizabeth Poole, Slaithwaite; 2 Gayle Hockin, Sowood.

Solo Instruments excluding Pianoforte and Guitar (under 15 years): 1 and Booth Trophy Tamara Louise Heaton, New Mill; 2 John Midgley, Thongsbridge; 3 Matthew Hoyle, Wooldale.

Solo Instruments excluding Pianoforte and Guitar (under 19 years): 1 and Birthday Trophy Gregory Dembizky, Dewsbury; 2 Hannah Morrison, Lindley; 3 Dale Gledhill, Honley.

Guitar Solo (under 19 years): 1 Alice Bamford, Dalton.

Pianoforte Solo (under 17 years): 1 and Dearnley Trophy Alison Evans, Honley.

Pianoforte Solo Open: 1 and Rothwell Cup Madeleine Watson, Leeds; 2 Alan Mellors, Marsden.

The Holme Valley Trophy: Joanna Bake and Alison Evans.

Netherthong Zion Trophy: William Robertson.

The J Martyn Wilcock Memorial Trophy: Tamara Louise Heaton and William Robertson.

The Ridings Trophy: Gregory Dembizky.


Oratorio solo: 1 and Herbert Armitage Trophy Pam Sykes, Grange Moor; 2= James Paskell, Shepley and Rebecca Parr, New Mill; 3 Angela Drake, Sheffield. Operatic solo: 1 and Hubert Brook Memorial Trophy Marie Johnson, Holmfirth; 2 Angela Drake; 3= Polly Sedman, Thorpe Hesley and Vivien Burr, Hebden Bridge.

Soprano solo: 1 and Mollie Mellor Trophy Angela Drake; 2 Vivien Burr, 3 Kath Whitwam, Marsden. Contralto solo: 1 and Rotary Club of Holmfirth Trophy Rebecca Parr; 2 Pam Sykes, Grange Moor, 3 Jenni Wohlman, Thurstonland.

Tenor solo: 1 and David H S Shaw Trophy Richard Buxton, Huddersfield; 2 T Harold Earnshaw, New Mill. Baritone solo: 1 and Frank Mellor Trophy James Paskell, Shepley.

Folk song: 1 and Cadenza Trophy Polly Sedman; 2 Pam Sykes, 3= James Paskell and Lesley Warren, Conisbrough. Leider: 1 and Quarmby Trophy Richard Buxton and Catherine Warwick, Huddersfield. Gilbert & Sullivan two to five voices: 1 and Huddersfield G&S Trophy, Kathryn and Richard Buxton; 2 Norma Walker and Carol Atkinson.

Light operatic solo all voices: 1 and Mrs W S Trophy Richard Buxton; 2 Sally Mitchell; 3 Patricia Shires.