YOUNG musicians kept the valleys alive with the sound of music at the 53rd Haydn Wood Musical Festival.
The festival of the best young musicians closed on Saturday evening with a Concert of Prizewinners.
Watching the fine musicians was the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway and his wife Karen.
Festival secretary Maureen Stead said: “The adjudicator, Margaret Smith, in her summing-up, said how much she had enjoyed this friendly Festival.
“She commended the standard of performance from the young people, together with the skill of all the young performers.
“Their parents and teachers should be proud,” she said and her heartfelt thanks went to all the performers.
She hoped her comments would help them improve, take forward and remember their skills and asked the audience to continue to encourage them.
She thanked the organisers and helpers for a wonderful weekend and also paid tribute to the accompanists for their excellent work over the two days.
The Haydn Wood Trophy for gaining the highest marks of the Festival as a young person living in the old Urban District of Colne Valley was won by Imogen Davey and Rebecca Stubbs, both of Marsden.
The Kirklees Leisure Services Trophy, for the overall highest mark of the Festival, was won by Abigail Askew from Lindley.
Margaret Fearnley, vice-chairman of the festival closed the evening by thanking Mrs Smith and all those who had contributed in any way towards the Festival.
The Recital Class, which this year was won by Ann Wilkes of Beaumont Park, once again gave a £100 prize and engraved medal to the winner and £50 to the second place.
Next year’s Festival, the 54th will be held from November 14-16.
Recital class: Ann Wilkes, Imogen Davey.
16 yrs & under Piano duet: Ami and Michael Gee.
16 yrs & under piano solo: Grace Turner, Ami Gee, Lucas Kelly.
14 yrs & under Piano Duet: Ellie Briggs & Ami Gee.
14 yrs & under piano solo: Ami Gee, Rosie Turner, Lucas Kelly.
Open Age Piano Solo: Michael Gee.
11 yrs & under piano solo:Lucy Elliott, Emilia Stanhope.
Open Age Instrumental Ensemble:Amy & Michael Gee & Emily Kaye
9 yrs & under piano solo:Emilia Stanhope, Elisabeth Walker, Ruby Seabridge.
11 yrs & under boys vocal solo: Jack Brooke.
11 yrs & under girls vocal solo: Elisabeth Walker, Sophie Haigh, Claudia Burns
14 yrs & under girls vocal solo: Mollie Davidson, Hannah Thomson, Ruth Dobbins, Junior Choirs: The Mount School
10 yrs & under Recorder solo: Grace Turner, Carly Blackburn, Julia Basista/Alifa Wahid.
13 yrs & under recorder solo: Mollie Davidson, Grace Turner.Š
13 yrs & under recorder ensemble: Crosland Moor Junior School.
Open Age Vocal Solo: Ann Wilkes.
17 yrs & under and 14 yrs & under:Mollie Davidson, Hannah Thomson.
Girls vocal solo, Songs from the Shows: Hannah, Megan & Rachel, Mollie Davidson/Ann Wilkes.
15 yrs & under Brass ( french horn):Josh Schofield, Charlotte Hirst/Charlotte Town.
18 yrs & under brass: Charlotte Hirst.
11 yrs & under Brass: Hannah Schofield, Ellie Boswell, Lily Beth Hirst.
9 yrs & under brass: Lily Beth Hirst.
13 yrs & under Instrumental: Huddersfield Junior Brass, Lepton Guitar Ensemble.
14 yrs & under woodwind: Imogen Davey, Alice Dalton, Rosie Bamforth.
18 yrs & under woodwind:Imogen Davey, Ami Gee, Laura Clancy.
11 yrs & under woodwind:Alice Dalton, Grace Turner.
13 yrs & under strings:Mollie Davidson.
Open Age Instrumental Duet:Abigail Askew & Rebecca Stubbs.
16 yrs & under strings:Jordan Earnshaw
Open Age Strings: Abigail Askew, Jordan Earnshaw, Rebecca Stubbs.