Seven outstanding young musicians were celebrated at the FOSYM Awards evening on Thursday 10th September 2015 at the Entrust HQ on Riverway, Stafford. These were: Emily Millan and Charlotte Howdle, violinists; Sam Wyss, drummer; Hannah Trenchant, cellist; Tamara Hillman, trumpeter; Alicia Hillman, alto saxophone and Alice Dix, vocalist.
Each received either a Moran Award, given for achieving the best marks for Grade 8 music examinations, or a Lavey Award, for excellence in musical achievement, engagement in ensemble activities, and support for other students.
Accomplished and widely varied performances were given by the musicians, which were enthusiastically received by the audience which included John Callister, Head of Entrust Music and Performing Arts Services, family, friends and Trustees. In response to Andrew Worrall, Chairman of FOSYM, each performer spoke of their achievements to date and of their plans to further their musical ambitions.
Refreshments were served afterwards, bringing to a close a most enjoyable evening.