Inter-House Music Competition 2018

Now in its 39th year, Lancing’s House Music Competition has been a firm fixture in the College calendar. Taking place in the Lent Term in February, the competition aims to involve the whole school community. It also encourages the performance of original material, as well as cooperation between Houses: extra points are awarded to entries comprising pupils from different Houses coming together to compete.

This year’s adjudicators included, among others: Peter Lewis, former Director of Music at Lancing from 1977 until his retirement in 2004; guitarist James Rockhill OL, former pupil of School House; and Professor of Music at Brunel University, John Woolrich.

With the final sums checked, the overall winners were:

  • Solo Class 1 Winner’s Plate: Sophie W, Manor House
  • Solo Class 2 Winner’s Plate: Claudia L, Sankey’s House
  • Solo Class 3 Winner’s Plate: Ramon B, School House
  • Perry Brownson Trophy for Brass Excellence: William S, Head’s House
  • Open Guitar Class Winner’s Cup: Jimi G, Teme House
  • House Music Cup for Organ Playing: Ramon B, School House
  • Sebastian Stanley Cup for Outstanding Piano Performance: John L, School House
  • Sally Masters String Playing Cup: Kinna W, Sankey’s House
  • Matthew Duncan Cup for Open Class Singing: Polly M, Field’s House
  • S W Cup for wind players: Cecily M, Manor House
  • Duet Trophy: Ella H and Polly M, Field’s House
  • Music Competition (Liz Astwood) Ensemble Cup: Supreme Music Studnets (sic): Harry D(Second’s), Genie W (Field’s), Seung-Youn H (Gibbs’), India F (Sankey’s) & Bella H (Handford)
  • Christopher Headington Cup: William S, Head’s House
  • David Jenner Prize: Jimi G, Teme House
  • Peter Davis Cup for contribution to the competition: Sophie W, Manor House
  • The House Music Plate for the runner-up: Manor House
  • The House Music Cup: Sankey’s House (pictured below)


Inter House Music Competition House Cup Winner