Congratulations to Maestro Murray!

The young and talented 13-year-old cornet player, Ben Murray, continues to hit the high notes and is delighted to have passed his recent Grade 6 ABRSM examination with Distinction.

Ben has worked his way through the ranks since joining Bilton Silver Training Band at the age of 7. At times, he drops in to help at Mini Brass, still attends every Training Band rehearsal mentoring younger members, attends every Evolution Band rehearsal as well as all senior band rehearsals and is the youngest Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band member. Clearly, he does many hours of practice alongside his studies which accounts for his success!

As a Music Scholar at Princethorpe College, Ben has previously completed 2 Grade 5’s including Grade 5 Jazz Trumpet and is looking forward to getting his trumpet out in the summer and touring Austria with their Jazz Band alongside our very own, Jodie Fisher (conductor of the Jazz Band).

When Ben’s parents recently made him the proud owner of a new shiny Besson Prestige cornet, he chose to donate his ‘not so old’ shiny Yamaha cornet to the Training Band to benefit another young member.

Well done and thank you Ben!

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