Dronfield Primary School have sung their way to success and picked up the prestigious 2011 title of Bolsover District Council School Choir Festival Champions.
The 50-strong choir wowed the audience and the judge with their harmonies and their innovative routines to scoop the top prize at the 10th Bolsover District Council School Choir Festival held at the Post Mill Centre in South Normanton on Tuesday 24th May 2011.
Dronfield Primary School sang ‘Janie Mama’ and ‘Something Spooky’ and had the capacity audience tapping their toes and singing along to take the winners trophy, together with £500 for the school on music department.
One of the biggest school choir festivals in the East Midlands, it saw over 1,200 children representing 24 schools from across Derbyshire, with more than 150 friends and family cheering them on.
Bolsover District Council Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “It was a great day all round. You can see on the children’s faces how much they enjoy it and how much they revelled being in the spotlight. It’s just a shame that everyone can’t be a winner, but I have to congratulate Dronfield on a truly amazing and thoroughly enjoyable performance and a well-deserved victory.”
Runners-up were Walton Holymoorside Primary School who won a plaque and £250 and Whitwell Primary School.