We always like to hear members of the community speaking highly of our students as we know how good they are. Jax Ridgeway who is Youth Chair for the Rotary Club of Otter Valley is involved with organising Youth Presents Music competitions in the East Devon area. He recently emailed the College about 2 of our students, Zara Sillitoe and Joseph Binmore.
“Joseph was the winner of the 2015 vocalist prize and Zara is this year’s winner. Zara in fact reached the Area final as did Joseph, but was too ill to compete.
Due to the amazing talents of Zara and Joe, I invited them to our Rotary 30th Anniversary Music Night at Ottery St Mary Church on Saturday 21st May, so that they could show case their singing and piano playing with the likes of the Military Wives, the Exmouth Town Concert Band and the Ottery St Mary Silver Band. Their professionalism and musicality was of equal strength to the other performers and the comments we received from the 350 strong audiences was well received.
As a result of their success I have asked them if they would like to perform at Woodbury Park, 17 June for the Presidents Evening, to entertain quests arriving at the function and I hope to be in communication with them over the next few weeks to organise it.
Please can you ensure that both Zara and Joe receive recognition for supporting The Rotary Club of Otter Valley and for the money collected that night for our charities and to thank them for their excellent contribution to a most successful evening”
Well done Zara and Joseph.