The Pilgrims’ School Celebrates an Incredible Record Year of Music Awards

We would like to congratulate the school-record-breaking fifteen boys at Pilgrims’ who are celebrating gaining music awards to top senior schools. This remarkable feat includes six awards to Winchester College, two to Eton and to Churcher’s, and single awards to each of Harrow, St Paul’s, Radley, Sherborne and King Edward VI School.

While this is a huge achievement for these boys, the awards reflect their individual effort combined with the depth and range of instrumental tuition offered at the school alongside singing in one of our many choirs.

The current crop includes three Winchester Cathedral Choristers, two Winchester College Quiristers and ten boys who are neither.

I’m incredibly proud of them. They are an especially committed and collegiate group of genuinely musical boys; their success is well-deserved.

Russell du Plessis, Director of Music at Pilgrims’.

We are incredibly proud of the determination and hard work of every single boy who auditioned for an award. That fifteen gained one is testament to them and to the dedication and encouragement of all the teaching and music staff. This really is fantastic news for our school community.

Tim Butcher, Headmaster and former Pilgrims’ music award winner

As a unique ‘double-choir’ school giving a huge range of opportunities to all, Pilgrims’ inspires an understanding and appreciation of music in every boy, and the life skills and joy that come from abundant music making together.

Music Award Winning Pupils from Pilgrims' School