Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Purcell Trumpeter’s Year in Review with the NYBBGB

The National Brass Band Championships concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 15th October was the culmination of a busy year for Year 13 trumpet player Freddie and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB).

Freddie attended the NYBBGB Easter course at Harrogate Ladies College and the Summer course at Taunton School, which was followed by a wonderful concert at the Royal College of Music. He was also part of a NYBBGB ensemble who performed ‘Split the Air’ by Martin Green both at Coventry Cathedral and the Southbank Centre, with the former performance being broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

The highlight of the NYBB year for Freddie though, was getting to meet one of his musical heroes, none other than ex-Purcell student Louis Dowdeswell, who visited the course to conduct a masterclass.

An amazing year! Congratulations, Freddie. We can only imagine how you will top this.