Berkshire Youth Percussion
- Holst Senior Brass band.
- Senior Percussion Ensemble.
- Reading Music Centre Concert Band.
- Berkshire Youth Percussion Ensemble.
I was invited to join the Berkshire Youth Percussion Ensemble (BYPE) in 2011. Its members included advanced Academy students taken from all the Berkshire Maestros Centres across the county. We performed in various styles including world music based pieces with a strong percussion component.
As a member of BYPE I performed at The Anvil, Basingstoke, the Hexagon, Reading, the Beck Theatre Hayes and for HM the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Garden Party celebrations in Henly-On-Thames in the Summer of 2012. We also performed with various other groups such as the Ascot Brass and Signature Acapella Singers.
Over the years I played numerous covers from various groups including Nirvana, Jet, Reef, Velvet Revolver etc. In addition to the time I spent at the Reading Maestros Music Centre I also performed at my school's concerts, as well as being the House Band Drummer for the last two school productions of Hairspray and We Will Rock You.
I am now working at The Rock Project teaching kids and seniors how to play drums and putting together performances.