Anna Downes, Head of Instrumental Studies, attended a Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May. She was invited in recognition of her ‘outstanding contribution to music in the community’.
Anna Downes said: “It was a great day, the sun was shining and the food was delicious. We were sitting only 20 yards from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as they took their tea in the beautiful grounds of Buckingham Palace. An experience I will never forget.”
Anna will take up the role of OSH Director of Music from September 2015, following the retirement of Tony Bridgewater.