Connor Edwards, year 10, has won a musical bursary from Forest Singers. He intends to use this for a music residential school week this year where he will be taught by top players from bands like Corey and Black Dyke.
Connor has been playing the cornet since he was 10 and has a huge musical passion. He also plays the trumpet and piano. His ambition is to gain a music degree at Cardiff and become a music teacher at a secondary school.
Over Christmas he played hour-long stints of carols on his cornet in Tesco to raise money for his scout group as he is going to Haarlem with them on summer camp. He managed to raise £100 in the first hour!
Currently, Connor is practising hard with his band, Drybrook, for a competition in Oxford next month and a cornet masterclass in March. He has also entered a brass bands regional competition in Torquay on March 11.