Bangor Employability Program 100 – Harry’s Blog

I’m Harry Pascoe, and I’m a third year Music student at Bangor University. My main instrument is the Trombone, however, I have played most brass instruments over my time in various ensembles. I started playing the cornet playing in my local Brass Band in Cornwall when I was 8, eventually moving on to the trombone a few years later.

During my time at Bangor University, I have been fortunate enough to take part in most university ensembles, ranging from the new Jazz Band, to the Music Society Orchestra, as well as the University Brass Band . Apart from performing in these ensembles, I have been fortunate enough to be elected Chair of the Music Society, and am currently treasurer of the Brass Band. These roles have given me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills, and enabled me to see how ensembles work from the inside, not just sit on stage and perform.

This year, I am now part of the University Symphony Orchestra, where I help assist with the day-to-day work of the orchestra, from setting the stage setting with Covid’s rules to managing a team of support officers assisting with the concerts. This has given me an opportunity to experience stage management and event management, which opens me up to possible career paths.

I look forward to working with Ensemble Cymru and improving and learning new skills that will help me gain a real insight into how front of house and stage management works.

Ensemble Cymru’s Bangor 100 employability program is made possible through the support of the Gaynor Cemlyn Jones Trust and Ensemble Cymru supporters

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