A Duo of Grade 8s

Isaac Mendel and Harry Collier-Smith pass Grade 8

Date published: Wed 16 Jan 2019   Author: HLH   Category: Performing Arts   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Two TBSHS boys sucessfully passed Grade 8 with a merit, on their respective instruments, in our recent series of ABRSM exams.

Isaac Mendel in Yr 13 has been playing the classical guitar since he was in Year 8, having lessons from TBSHS Guitar teacher Mr Stephen Warner. Isaac is hoping to go to university this autumn after finishing his A Levels, to read Physics.




    Harry Collier-Smith in Year 11 has been playing saxophone since he was in year 5,
    and had lessons with school sax teacher  Mr Joe McGlohan before moving to a local
    teacher. Harry, who hopes to study medicine at university, is taking his GCSEs this
    summer and will be staying at TBSHS to study Maths, Chemistry and Physics at
    A level.




Mr Joe Emery, Subject Leader for Music commented "In achieving success at grade 8 performance in saxophone and guitar respectively, Harry and Isaac have demonstrated the levels of commitment and hard work that we expect from TBSHS students. The amount of dedication over a period of many years that is required in order to achieve at this level is huge; I commend Harry and Isaac for their resilience, aspiration and indeed for the example they set to our younger musicians. Congratulations boys, we look forward to sharing in your future successes!"