The Band would like to congratulate the following players in recent successes in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams.
Jordan Tweedie achieved Distinction for Grade 8 on his Euphonium.
Naomi Brotherston achieved Grade 8 on Trombone.
Madeline Jamieson achieved Distinction in Grade 5 Singing.
Callen Love achieved a Merit on Grade 6 Trombone, and also passing Grade 1 Piano.
Margaret Pattie achieved Grade 8 Merit on Cornet.
Jordan Tweedie has this to say when I asked him what it felt like to pass Grade 8 with Distinction;
I was extremely shocked when I found out that I found out that I got a distinction in my exam. I didn't expect to get that score and I'm over the moon with the results. It took a lot of work but I had to be very strict when it came to my scales. You don't actually realise how important your scales are until it comes to exam time. So it proves that scales are one of the most important things in music.
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