August 2018 – Former Band member graduates from HM Royal Marines School of Music.

Tendring Brass are immensly proud of one of their former members, Hannah Rigg, who on Friday graduated from the Royal Marines School of Music, Portsmouth.

Hannah, started playing baritone with Tendring Brass Academy, and progressed up to the main band and moved onto trombone.

In 2015 Hannah joined the Royal Marines Band Service and started her career at the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth, but instead of playing trombone, Hannah was asked to move instrument and play French Horn.

Before music training began however, Hannah attended the HM Royal Marines Commando Training Center, Lympstone to complete her initial military  training.

French Horn was a new instrument for Hannah and when she returned to the school of music she started from scratch, and progressed well and by by the end of the three years at the school achieved the high standard required by the Marines, and passed her exams. On Friday Hannah graduated from the School  of Music, during a ceremony at the school attended by friends and family including Hannahs very proud Mum, Jo.

The following day, the School of Music, performed a concert to a packed audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, and then afterwards performed Beating Retreat in the public  square outside .

After some well earned Leave,Hannah will be joining The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood to continue her musical career.

           Congratulations Hannah on your achievement

Hannah is the third member of Tendring Brass, who, during the last 5 years have moved on from the Band into a career with the Royal Marines Band Service.

Craig Sanders graduated from the school in 2014 and is now with HM Royal Marines Band Portsmouth, and Pete Gibson graduated in 2016 and is now with HM Royal Marines Band Collingwood, but is shortly moving to the Band of HM Royal Marines CTC Lympstone.

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