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Congratulations Nathan, winner of the Martin Dales Trophy, Beckenham Music Festival

Congratulations to Nathan Singleton, Year 11, for winning the Martin Dales Trophy in the Beckenham Music Festival 2021. Here is Nathan's account of what was required!  Well done Nathan!

Mrs Casling, Head of Music


The Beckenham festival is an annual music festival which carries out a wide variety of performances and competitions with different types of musicians (e.g. choirs, woodwind players).  The type of competition I entered is music versatility, which is recommended for people who play two or more instruments to a high level.  The adjudicator marks the pieces you play/ sing and the person with the highest amount of marks wins the Martin Dales trophy (which I’ve managed to win three years consecutively now).  This year, I played Nocturne in C# Minor by Chopin, and Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Malcolm Arnold.

Nathan Singleton, Year 11