June 2015: Musical maestros excel in exams


music theory

KEEN musicians Hollie Peat and Lucy Rushton are on their way to achieving their goal of studying music at university.

The Haslingden High School Year 12 students have just completed their Grade 3 theory music exam and Lucy, 17, got a distinction while Hollie, 16, got a merit.

They both play in the school’s brass and wind bands and outside of school Hollie plays flugelhorn and Lucy tenor horn in 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band.

They recently went to the Whit Friday Marches in Saddleworth where 2nd Rossendale played at seven villages and won three first prizes, three second prizes and trombone section prize.

Lucy said: “I thought I was going to fail the exam so I was pretty pleased when I got a distinction.”

Hollie has already reached her Grade 5 practical for flugelhorn and flute while Lucy hopes to be taking her Grade 8 practical for guitar.

Both are studying music A level and Lucy is also studying music technology.

Hollie hopes to become a primary school teacher and teach music and Lucy wants to become a professional guitarist.

Lucy will be playing guitar with a friend and singing at a school Soul Night at Haslingden Cricket Club, Friday 19th June at 7.00pm. Tickets available from school.