The Ben Bailey Foundation.

3_6_Ben Bailey Scholarship.jpgThe Blowout Saxophone School is appealing for budding musicians to apply for this year's Ben Bailey Foundation Award. The fund, which covers the cost of lessons at the school for a year, was set up in memory of Ben, a young saxophone player from Larkhall who died in 1998. The fund was established by the director of the school Mark Archer to mark the tragic death of the youngster who was killed in a car accident. Ben was a very magical and talented young man and therefore deserves to be remembered. Local children aged between 10 and 17, who otherwise could not afford the lessons are eligible to apply. The school usually receives more than a dozen applications for the award.

'I really enjoyed my first year of playing the sax. It was a great opportunity for me. Now I want to go on playing. My teacher Chris is great and he lets me play music I like. We play along together which is enjoyable and fun. One of the highlights of playing was when I went along to the Bath Music Festival to be one of 500 who broke the World Record for the most sax players playing at one time.

'It was awesome and exciting. Harry Holder (Age 14.)

Another successful former Ben Bailey student is Ben Ross who is supremely gifted and has played in the local band‘s like 'The Duckworths’ and can be seen enteraining the masses on the high streets of Bath. Applicants should write, stating the reason why they want to learn the dream machine. Letters should be sent to:

Mark Archer
The Blowout Saxophone School,
South Lodge,
North Parade,

For more information call 01225 339007 / 0777 37 37 880.


This is a very worthy cause for young musicians and if you would like to donate funds towards keeping the foundation going we would appreciate this, as it is currently being funded by Blowout Sax itself, for coming up to 14 years.

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