Young Musician

Jess Gillam has played at the District Conference and recently played with the Halle Orchestra.

Our Club also provides a Bursary in the Junior Brass Band category in the prestigious, annual, South Cumbria Musical Festival.


Fourteen year old saxophonist Jess Gillam, our candidate from Ulverston Victoria High School, won the instrumental section of the Wales and North West area finals of the young Musician competition at Clitheroe on 17 March . When aged only 13 Jess became the youngest Ambassador for the Yanagisawa saxaphone company who supply her sax.


She now goes on to the National final in Kent.


The competition was fierce with all the entrants being extremely talented.


Jess started playing the sax at 7 years old and has gained many awards and scholarships locally and nationally. She won a special prize from the Awards for Young Musicians in 2012 at the Sage, Gateshead and has represenred them at concerts from the Highlands down to London.

 Jess started playing the sax at 7 years old, winning many awardsJess

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Saxophonist Jess Gillam

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Projects with young people

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