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Drummer is top of class

Jack Herron, winner of Young Musician of the Year 2014.

Jack Herron, winner of Young Musician of the Year 2014.

A drummer from south east Northumberland has proved he is really on the beat when he secured a coveted music title.

Jack Herron, 18, was voted Young Musician of the Year in an annual contest that showcases musical and vocal talent among Bede Academy students.

Jack performed Rush’s YYZ in front of a packed auditorium and a panel of five judges, taking the top honour at his third appearance in the competition.

“It was fantastic to win, particularly as I go on study leave next week, so this is my last week of normal school,” he said.

“My father is a drummer and I have reached Grade 8 with merit, but, really, I only do it for fun.”

Runner up was Oliver Cobb, and third place went to singer Jay Routledge.

Director of music Helen Kerr said: “Performing in front of their peers and families requires courage and a lot of hard work and I think all the students were absolutely amazing.”

 

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