Local student musicians did their school, King’s Hospital, proud by winning big at one of Ireland’s biggest music events.

The King’s Hospital School won 11 prizes at the recent Wesley Interschool Music Festival, the largest interschool music event in the country.

The students’ victories ranged from Choral to solo and duet singing and piano competitions all under the excellent guidance of proud music teacher and choir director Helen Roycroft.

“Congratulations to all the performers and prize winners from the Interschools Music Festival,” Helen told Dublin Gazette.

“The standard was incredibly high and we are very proud of all our students’ performances.”

The Interschools Music Festival started in 1976, when four schools were welcomed into Wesley College, Ballinteer to perform.

Over ninety schools competed in this years’ festival on March 1st and 2nd, with in excess of three thousand students taking part.

The competitions covered a range of musical genres including classical, rock and traditional.

The Interschools Music Festival has been a very important stepping stone for many young performers from BBC’s Annie Mac to James Nelson, of the Celtic Tenors – the Interschools Music Festival has proven a critical starting point for these highly successful artists.