MUSIC students celebrate their success after performing at music festivals.
Pupils at Felsted School in Dunmow have achieved great achievements after showing their talents at two festivals.
Kaylea, 15, is a boarder in Felsted and one of the students who received great recognition at a festival.
She took several classes over two weekends at the Southend Musical Festival.
The festival is an annual competitive music and theater festival that offers classes for all ages and abilities who wish to participate.
It functions as a celebration of the arts in Southend and provides the opportunity to receive constructive and encouraging feedback from a professional referee.
Kaylea took part in a series of violin and piano competitions over the weekends.
The young musician received four trophies for her solo performances, as well as three trophies for her duet and group performances.
Following her achievements, Kaylea was even invited to play the violin at the concert of the winners of the Festival.
In addition to Kaylea, 13-year-old Eva also found success in a music festival.
She is a versatile scholar in Felsted and has performed well at the Chelmsford Competitive Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.
This festival, like Southend, also provides a platform for artists to showcase their skills and hard work.
Eva won the Under-14 solo piano class and came second in the Under-14 piano recital class, missing another first place by just one point.
Music is an integral part of life at Felsted School, and has been for many years.
The aim of the school is that all those who wish to get involved musically can be accommodated.
Many opportunities exist for talented musicians, including a unique partnership with the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with which students can follow an integrated curriculum.
Felsted Music Director William Warns said: “It’s fantastic that our musicians are making the most of the opportunity to compete outside of school.
“I am very proud of Eva and Kaylea’s accomplishments.”