National Festival Award For East Riding Musicians

July 12, 2011

On Wednesday 6th July the eight members of the East Riding Senior Percussion Ensemble and their director Chris Sykes, travelled to Birmingham to participate in the National Festival of Music for Youth. The group performed two works in the Recital Hall of Birmingham Conservatoire and were highly praised for their “exciting and full- blooded performance”. The adjudicators acknowledged that the group played with “a great sense of style, good individual…


FERYO: Jazz Showcase and Quiz Night

April 14, 2011

The Friends of the East Riding Youth Orchestras (FERYO) held their annual Jazz Showcase and Quiz Night at Cottingham Civic Hall. There was a full house and a great atmosphere, as the appreciative audience was treated to a feast of music, food and gentle intellectual challenge (not to mention the silliness of stand-up bingo). This was a chance for the Youth Jazz Orchestra to display their range and extensive repertoire,…


Beavers Win Against Castleford With Stylish Performance

January 24, 2011

Beverley RUFC U16s came off the back of an excellent (but losing) performance at York last week and started off in similar vein against a big Castleford side. Almost with the first play of the game Beverley gained a penalty 10m from the Castleford line which was quickly taken to Ben Watson who crashed over for the first try. Beverley were playing into the wind and were relying on their…