A SCHOOL in Chaddesley Corbett is celebrating after taking home a record number of trophies at an arts festival.

Winterfold School scooped up ten awards at the 59th Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance which took place on weekends throughout March.

Both the Winterfold School Chamber Choir and Girls' Harmony Choir won the The Coseley Male Voice Choir Trophy and the Cecil Drew Trophy for ‘excellent choral work.’

The Girls' Harmony Choir wowed the judges, gaining 91 marks from 100 for their un-conducted close harmony renditions of Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and For Good from the musical Wicked.

Olivia Leung came first place in the Helen Bailey Cup in her woodwind class with her beautiful, ‘thought provoking and well-articulated’ ‘Rondeau’, played on the clarinet, and later won the Freda Round Cup for her 'mesmerising' performance of Chilcott’s Time of Snow.

Alex Witt took home gold after performing an Allegro Appasionato on the saxophone – winning the Solihull School Saxophone Trophy, and William Phillips won the James Hough Trophy for his trumpet playing.

Trombonist Charlie Maguire hit all the right notes to win the Sedgley Townswomen’s Guild Trophy in his toe tapping Tennessee Rag.

Luke Culwick impressed with his ‘magnificent tone’ on his E flat bass, winning the Amblecote Trophy in his category.

Rosie Brookes won the Roland Dean Trophy for her performance of the classic song The Water is Wide, arranged by Bullard, and she later went on to win the Violin Solo class for children 12 years and under, where she played Concerto in G Op 3 No 3 1st Movement, Allegro by Vivaldi, from memory.

Head of Music at Winterfold Jerry Price said: “I accompanied the choirs this year and was delighted with their win, as I am for all of the winners.

"It was my first time at the Festival and I was hugely impressed with the venue, adjudicating and the organisation of the event.

"Thank you for making us so welcome and for really further helping boost music in the School and the confidence of all these wonderful young performers.”