Wolverhampton Young Musician of the Year

L-R Rotary District Governor Ken Wagstaffe, Past District Governor Richard Green,Mayor Councillor Claire Darke, and Alice Bennett.

I represented the club at the presentation of a trophy and cheque on behalf of Rotary in Wolverhampton to 18 year old saxophonist Alice Bennett who has been selected by the Wolverhampton Schools Music Service as the Young Musician of the Year.


The presentation, which normally takes place at the pre tour concert of the Youth Orchestra, was held in the bandstand at West Park in the presence of the Mayor Councillor Claire Darke, and the District Governor, Ken Wagstaffe – attending his first engagement of the new Rotary year.

Alice has just left Wolverhampton High School for Girls and hopes to pursue a career as a professional musician. In addition to playing the saxophone, she is an accomplished violinist and is the leader of the Youth Orchestra. She hopes to do a gap year carrying out voluntary work overseas before going to music college. She is currently doing voluntary work with our District Alumni Association on the Books4Home project.

PDG Richard Green