Two of the top young musicians in the Household Division have received praise and prizes in a fiercely contested competition.
The Major General's Silver Bugler is one of the most sought after positions in London.
The winner has the honour of carrying a special Silver Bugle throughout the year on all State Ceremonial events and on Public Duties. When not in use the Major General's Silver Bugle is securely displayed within the winner’s Battalion HQ and is a badge of honour for the whole unit.
This year’s talented winner is Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan from Derby (25), serving in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. He was presented with the Silver Bugle, which he will play throughout the coming year, an engraved Brass Bugle to keep forever, a certificate and prize money of £250 cash.
The Musician of the Year Competition 2015
Held directly after the Silver Bugle competition and open to military personnel at Musician Rank. It is specifically designed to spot the brightest new talents in the Household Division Bands.
The winner was Musician Elizabeth Ward (above), 23, from Kent. The talented flute player from the Irish Guards Band played Concertino by Chaminade and Badinerie from Suite no 2, by Bach, and was awarded £250.
Second place was awarded to Musician David Wong of the Band of The Grenadier Guards with Musician Ben Roberts of the Household Cavalry Band placed third.