Charlie Hooks - Jack Petchey Award Winner February 2018
Charlie was nominated for the Jack Petchey award by his form tutor. Charlie performed The Last Post in Acts of Remembrance in Halstead in November 2017 also in his home village of Rayne.
This is the third year that he has played in Rayne but the first time he was asked to play elsewhere. In Halstead he played outside the old post office, in the High Street on a very busy Saturday morning. He played alongside his teacher and bandmaster Ian Coote. Saturday’s playing was probably the hardest he has ever found it, due to how cold it was. It may not be technically hardest piece of music he plays, but keeping his instrument warm, playing a tune that people know well and the sense of occasion this piece holds, makes it very difficult! No longer being in the scouting movement, he now wears his school uniform when he plays at these events.
Well done Charlie, we are all so proud of you.