First Class Musicians

  • First Place for the St Hugh's String Ensemble (Up to School Year 13, 7-12 players)
  • First Place for the St Hugh's Jazz Band (Up to School Year 13, 3 or more players)
  • Best Overall Performance, the Gertrude Gaunt Trophy, awarded to the St Hugh's Jazz Band

March is always a busy month in the Music Department, with the first event being the Lincoln Music and Drama Festival, held at the Central Methodist Church (12th March 2024). This year, the St Hugh’s School String Ensemble and the St Hugh’s School Jazz Band competed in their respective classes.

The String Ensemble performed three pieces, including “Sword Dance”, “Old MacDonald” (complete with farmyard noises!) and a medley of Scottish folk tunes.

The Jazz Band performed “C Jam Blues” and “Cantaloupe Island” merging into “Green Onions” and featured improvised solos from instrumentalists.

Both ensembles had huge success, as they were placed first in each category, with some very useful and complimentary comments from the judge. 

There was an extra bit of jeopardy this year, as there was a cup awarded for the best overall performance. The Jazz Band pipped the String Ensemble to the post by a single point, bringing home the Gertrude Gaunt Trophy (which the String Ensemble won in 2023).

A huge congratulations must go to all of the children involved. They represented the school immaculately and played their parts wonderfully. Thanks also to Mrs Karen Jones, the strings teacher, for leading and supporting the string ensemble.