A talented young musician from Portsmouth Music Hub's Wind Bands has received a special financial award from the Milton Glee Club to help advance his musical studies.
Ethan Bailey, aged 14, attends Priory School in Southsea and plays the saxophone. He's been learning the instrument since the age of 7, and has performed in concerts at school and with the Music Hub's Wind Band.
Ethan, who also sings and plays the drums, has developed an interest in musicals, with all their excitement and variety, and his current inspiration is the American jazz musician and entertainer Fats Waller. He hopes to go on and enjoy a career in musical theatre and performance.
On hearing the news of the Award Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: "We're delighted that Ethan has been recognised for his outstanding efforts; this Award really is inspirational, and we're grateful to the Milton Glee Club, who are making such an incredible contribution to the future of our young musicians. They are paving the way for a generation of talented performers who will contribute so much to the cultural fabric of our community."