Lewis Thornley ARSM, Rory Ellis, George Farrar, Jay Singh, Archie Rawson and Rachel Burnett otherwise known as SaxPac, the formidable sextet which took the first round of ‘Music for Youth’ by storm. Superb renditions of ‘Defying Gravity’ and ‘Witch Hunt’ blew the judges away!
All members of the aged 14-18 ensemble have at least a grade 8 merit under their belt but Lewis recently attained a distinction in his diploma and other band members are not far behind.
Mr Lock, the group leader, said this of the collective: “As individuals or as an ensemble they are fantastic musicians and a pleasure to work with, I am immensely proud of them. Fingers crossed they can go all the way”
If the plucky blowers are successful in Birmingham, the opportunity to perform in the Royal Albert Hall awaits. This competition has pushed SaxPac to new heights of musical excellence and regardless of the outcome in Birmingham, MTBS Music Department is extremely proud of all they have achieved so far.
If you would like to hear an exclusive preview of SaxPac’s new repertoire specifically chosen for Birmingham, come along to ‘Musical Inspirations’ on Thursday 9th of May at 7:30 or check out their recent Music for Youth Festival performance below.