9th December 2020 — A dedicated young musician at Monmouth School for Boys has been accepted into the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
Harry Collett, aged 13, plays the Tenor Horn and is coached at school by Mr Ian Russell.
The former Cross Ash Primary School pupil (pictured) has been learning the instrument for four years.
The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) is the UK’s leading brass band for teenagers.
The band exists to give exceptionally gifted young brass instrumentalists the opportunity to perform advanced music and receive the highest quality teaching and care.
It also helps to provide the brass band movement and the music profession with the next generation of brass players
Director of Music at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr David Lawson, said: “This a great achievement for 13-year-old Harry and is richly deserved. Harry is a dedicated and talented young musician.
“The NYBB will provide Harry with a wonderful opportunity to play brass music to the highest standard and also to improve his musicianship and musical horizons.”