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Gertrude Bark Award

Congratulations to Daniel Buxton who has been awarded the Gertrude Bark Award.

The Gertrude Bark Trust have announced that the twenty-fifth Gertrude Bark Award has been made to Daniel Buxton of Warwick School for his saxophone music. 

"Daniel presented two contrasting pieces as part of his application: the first with Warwick School Jazz Lab “Samantha” by Sammy Nestico played with good musical projection and mature style; the second with piano accompaniment the “Sonata in E flat” by J S Bach played with a suitably nuanced and lyrical tone. Altogether a very persuasive performance."   

The Chair of Trustees, Rosemary Toms and the Secretary, John Brassington, came to the Head Master’s garden at Warwick School on Sunday 1 July 2018, where they made the presentation of the £500 award, together with a certificate and a copy of Gertrude Bark’s book “Around the Kitchen Table”.

The Gertrude Bark Trust was set up in 1991 to make an annual award in her memory, to encourage a student from the Warwick and Leamington area aged 16-18 years with potential to develop through further studies in literature, music or drama.