St Albans pupil named Young Drummer of the Year 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:57 12 February 2018

Jeremiah Joshua Wallace at the competition�s final, held on 4 February at the Royal Spa Theatre in Leamington Spa. Picture: Dave Hughes

Jeremiah Joshua Wallace at the competition�s final, held on 4 February at the Royal Spa Theatre in Leamington Spa. Picture: Dave Hughes

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A talented teen beat a path to success in a national competition for his drum and rhythm skills.

Jeremiah Joshua Wallace with the other finalists. Picture: Dave HughesJeremiah Joshua Wallace with the other finalists. Picture: Dave Hughes

Fifteen-year-old St Albans School pupil Jeremiah Joshua Wallace was a thundering success against 250 of his peers to be named Young Drummer of the Year 2018 by Mikedolbear.com.

The ten finalists were given a five-piece kit, hi-hats, two crash cymbals and a ride cymbal to accompany their own kick pedals and drumsticks.

He performed a two-minute solo and two band pieces to an audience of 350 people and a panel of judges.

Jeremiah said: “Being a part of the Young Drummer of the Year competition really meant a lot to me as it is an event which I have worked really hard to be a part of and one that I have admired from a young age.

“I am honoured and proud to be the 2018 winner.”

Headteacher at St Albans School Jonathan Gillespie said it is tremendous achievement: “Jeremiah Joshua’s success is a great example of what dedication and hard work can achieve. We will all continue to watch his development as a musician with a keen interest.”

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