Muriel De Vinny Instrumental Competition
|Chi Weng Ma - Year 9 (Dale) - Piano.mp3|
|Lewis Evans - Year 9 (Barrett) - Flute.mp3|
|Luke Waldock - Year 9 (Bisseker) - Trombone.mp3|
|Phoebe Hyde - Year 10 (Barker) - Violin.mp3|
The winner of the Junior competition was Timothy Petkovic, Year 10 (North A) - Bassoon, and the Senior competition was won by Gregory Miles, Year 11 (Barker) - 'cello. The top three placings are featured below, as adjudicated by Ruth McCartney MBE. The full programme for the competition can be found here.
|Rory Purvis - Clarinet - Year 10 (North A).mp3|
|Timothy Petkovic - Alto Saxophone - Year 10 (North A).mp3|
|Timothy Petkovic - Bassoon - Year 10 (North A).mp3|
|Gregory Miles - 'cello - Year 11 (Barker).mp3|
|Hannah Wilson - Flute - UVI (Dale).mp3|
|Henrietta Verduystert - Tuba - LVI (Barrett).mp3|
The competition is named in memory of Muriel De Vinny, who worked as The Leys School secretary for 37 years from 1935 to 1972. Clearly more than a secretary to many staff and Leysians, W. H. Balgarnie (inspiration for Mr Chips) described her as the 'fairest of all women', and she also taught piano to a number of Leysians.
The competition is in two parts; the Junior section, open to all students up to and including Year 10, and Senior section, to all students in Year 11 and above.