Last weekend, Liberty were delighted to bring the BYBA Individuals and Ensembles competition to their hometown of Northampton.
With 50 performances that started at 11am and finished at 4pm, it was a packed day with talented young people from across the country showcasing their skills.
Every single member of Liberty took part in at least one category and we were incredibly proud of their achievements. Many of the ensemble performances had been choreographed or composed by the members, which helped to make their achievements even more special.
Liberty's young brass players won all 3 age groups - 10 & under (Amelia Butler), 14 & under (Euan Willis) and 18 & under (Elliott Barnes-Ward).
The 14 & under age group saw Liberty sweep the board with Tom Peachey taking the Silver medal and Kyle Tosh receiving the bronze. Elliott Barnes-Ward received the highest mark for a brass soloist of any age and so he progressed to the Young Musician of the Year play off.
Georgia Inglis won the 18 & under Drum category, with Josh Gover coming in close behind to take the silver medal. Again, Georgia had the highest mark for a drummer of any age and so for the first time Liberty had 2 representatives in the Young Musician of the Year.
Lauren Walton took the silver medal in a very high quality 14 & under Colourguard competition.
Liberty also entered a number of Ensembles across all sections, a large number of which placed first of second.
The day finished with the play off for the Young Musician of the Year....and we were delighted that Georgia Inglis, our snare player, but playing on her drum kit, was crowned the winner! A proud moment for Georgia and for Liberty.