Category: Music

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James Mcdonald wins advanced-saxophone first prize

James Mcdonald

James Mcdonald won first prize in the advanced saxophone category.

Congratulations to S5 Breadalbane Academy pupil James Mcdonald for coming first in the category ‘advanced saxophone’, at the Perform in Perth music festival. Sixteen-year-old James, who has been learning the instrument since he has in P6, beat two other young saxophonists to come away with the prize.

When asked for a quote, modest James said he just wanted to thank Mrs Waterston, an inspirational teacher. “I’m amazingly pleased”, he added.

Well done too, to James’s brother, S2 pupil Alastair Macdonald, who won second prize in the category ‘transitional clarinet’. And good luck to the Breadalbane Academy wind band who are competing in the festival on Friday March 13. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed.

We’re trying to get details of the other winners, so watch this space.