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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

22 March 2024

East Lothian Young Musician of the Year

It was an absolute privilege to be at the East Lothian Young Musician of the Year last night at St Mary’s Kirk, Haddington. All performers were absolutely phenomenal. We had two soloists: Sam Gentil, on piano, playing Progression 1, Manfield Schmitz and Leila Maycock, on flute, playing Passacaille Op.35, Emmanuel Rhene-Baton. Both played with such confidence and very much brought the audience into their performances as they both played so passionately.

We also had a number of young people in the Young Musician of the Year Ensembles: Brodie Wallace, Bella Gold, Katie Llewelyn and Freya Maycock were part of the Senior String Ensemble and Leila Maycock, Jemma Grosse, Flo Fendick and Ivy Briggs members of the Senior Woodwind Ensemble. All of them played so with such fluency and poise. It was also wonderful to have last year’s winning Senior String Ensemble (2023) formally presented with their award last night by Provost John McMillan.

It was a great culmination to the night when the Senior Woodwind Ensemble won the East Lothian Ensembles Young musician of The Year (Leila Maycock, Jemma Grosse, Flo Fendick, Ivy Briggs being the Knox Academy members of this ensemble). Following this we were on tenterhooks waiting on the announcement of the soloist of the year as all of the performances were so magnifcent. We were absolutely delighted when the judges, Allan Glen and Maureen Morrison, announced the winner as Leila Maycock (S6).  Leila will now play in the National Young Musician of the Year, in May, and we wish her all the very best at this event. She will be joined by the winning Senior Woodwind Ensemble (of which she is also part of) at this event. What a night to remember for Knox Academy!

You will be able to listen to all the above talented Knox Academy musicians, and many more, at our upcoming Spring Concert, next Wednesday, at 7pm. Tickets are still available from the Music Department and School Office (£4 and £2 concessions).

Blazer Fittings (S4 and S5)

On Tuesday, 30 April, Border Embroideries are hosting a Blazer Sales/Fitting Event for S4s and S5s. This will take place in Knox Academy Library from 2pm-7p.m. Orders of blazers and payment will be possible at this Event. For more information please contact Alison Swallow on 01620 823387.

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