Young Musician Competition


Yesterday saw the Young Musician of the Year competition held by Auchterarder & District Rotary Club take place at The Community School of Auchterarder.

With over 90 entries this year the competition is growing as more and more students enjoy studying a wide variety of instruments.  The competition was held in varying stages related to the Music Grades the pupils were studying.

The standard of musicianship was very high in each category and congratulations must go to all pupils and teachers involved in reaching such high standards.

The results are as follows –

Grades 1 & 2

Adjudicator: Helen Haynes

1st Abigail Barlow Voice TCSOA                 2nd Eva Seba Marimba TCSOA

Highly Commended Medal

Toby Ballantine Violin Dunning PS              Rowan MacGuigan Violin Dunning PS

Eva Young Cornet TCSOA                            Eliza McGaffney Clarinet TCSOA


Grades 3 & 4

1st Ellen Macfarlane French Horn TCSOA   2nd Emma Jenkins Clarinet TCSOA

Highly Commended

Murray Kwiatkowski Cornet TCSOA            Kian Bentley Drums TCSOA

Joshua Marchbank Guitar TCSOA                 Ella Marshall Violin TCSOA

Fiona Radbourne Voice TCSOA


Grades 5 & 6

1st Maya Christie Violin TCSOA                  2nd Eilidh Robertson Laidlaw Voice TCSOA

Highly Commended

Feorlin McPhee Flute TCSOA                       Jack Mailer Euphonium TCSOA

Elysia Roy Alto Saxophone TCSOA


Grades 7 & 8

Adjudicator: Jason McAuley Director of Music at Kilgraston School

1st Callum Wilson Guitar TCSOA


Accompanist: Robert Melling

Pictured are the competitors from grades 5-8


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