Daughter’s Memory Lives On With Music Competition For Youngsters

Daughter’s memory lives on with music competition for youngsters

An award in memory of a musically-talented pupil has whittled down 35 entrants from as far as Yorkshire and Suffolk to four worthy winners.

The Catrine Basil Music Awards have been held in Sidcot School every year since 2004. The event was founded by Catrine’s mother, Malin Basil, after her daughter drowned in 2003 while on holiday with her family. Money set aside for Catrine’s further education, plus cash donations and sales of advertising space, is now used to reward musically-talented children, and the award ceremony itself raises money for the War Child charity. The Catrine Basil awards will be held in a different school every year from now. The evening was compered by Sidcot staff member Rik Sinnett and judged by reggae and Christian singer Ben Okafor, freelance classical and jazz musician Deborah Stanley and Guild Hall examiner James Smale.

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