TWO cups with two different two choirs at a major music competition and the bonus of her pupils involved in the festival’s gala evening.
There can’t be many more music directors or teachers who can boast such a success rate but those wins are just why Jane Hobson is rightly feeling pleased with herself.
Jane, a much admired singer and teacher, is also musical director Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir. With her conducting, the choir won the MVC class at the recent Mrs Sunderland contest and came second in the Kirklees Choir class.
“I am absolutely thrilled!” said Jane.
“On a personal note I'd already had success with my pupils with a first from Emily Peace in the Unaccompanied Folk Song (School Year 11 and under), second from Matthew Woodhead and Sandy Murray in the Vocal Duet (Open) and third placings from Charlotte Browne in the girls’ solo (School Year 5 and 6).
Just a couple of weeks ago, Jane was appointed musical director of Penistone Ladies Choir after .
She had been rehearsing them since October when their then MD was taken ill.
Jane was asked to stay on as conductor and musical director and their hard work together paid off when the Ladies won first prize in the Ladies Choir class at the Sunderland.
So what next then Jane?