Marianne Williams Music Scholarships

EASTBOURNE AM was once again very proud to host the 2015 Marianne Williams Music Scholarships recently at the Birley Centre, which is part of Eastbourne College.
The event was run in association with the East Sussex Music Service – with special thanks to Marcus Plant – and was first started by Marianne, a stalwart of AM.
Sadly she has now died but we still organise the event annually in her memory. We gave a total of £2040 prize money this year to the contestants.

The results were:

Grade 3—5 class –

Bursary 3-5

1st prize – Rachel Sparrow (flute)

2nd Prize – Brendan Harris (trombone)

3rd Prize – Eleri Evans (violin)

Grades 5+ class

Bursary 1st1st prize – Oliver Plant (Euphonium)




Bursary 2nd2nd Prize – Matthew Flood (Drum Kit)




Bursary 3rd3rd Prize -Solomon Fitzpatrick (violin)





Julliette Zeilmaker -Winner of the Marianne Williams Trophy