Members from the multi award winning Abraham Darby Specialist School for the Performing Arts, Madeley, Telford are celebrating a record success following the recent release of the school’s Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Examinations over the last few days. The results recorded a 100% pass rate in the exams over the various levels from Grades 2 up to Grade 8. Out of the successes there was one pass at Distinction in Grade 8 for Tuba player Oliver De-Vine and also passes with merit again at Grade 8 for Cornet players James Roberts and Melanie Whyle and also a pass again at Grade 8 for Clarinet player Laura Twigg, a year 11 pupil at the school. There was also impressive passes at Grade 5 where again band members succeeded which included passes with merit for Flute player Jessica Dudok, Cornet player Matthew Johnson, Alto Saxophone player Sam Marley-Payne, Clarinet player Thomas Peyton – together with passes again at Grade 5 for Craig Bryant (Clarinet), Alicya Oakes (Flute) and Olivia Wild (Clarinet). Finally the impressive results were repeated with merit passes at Grade 3 for Palmer Clifford (Saxophone), Sian Evans (Flute) and Alana Garnett (Clarinet), and passes for Hannah Baker (Euphonium) and Lucy Watkins (Clarinet). Grade 2 was completed with passes for Alana Garnett (Piano) – her second success, Flute player Alex Herrick, Lucy McMellow (Flute) and Sam Taffinder on Piano. The School’s Director of Performing Arts, Simon Platford said “that I would wish to pass on my sincere congratulations to all of these band members who have achieved these results, and the fact that the school has achieved a 100% pass rate for these examinations is particularly welcomed. All of these musicians have achieved these results after many hours of dedicated hard work and practice whilst also balancing this work with the various band commitments and more importantly with their continued academic studies. I would also wish to pass on my sincere thanks and congratulations to their individual music instrumental teachers whose hard work is also evident in these marvellous results”.