Olympic ceremony date for Harry

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MUSIC scholar Harry Castle, from Eckington, will perform at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London after being invited to join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as a violinist.

The 14-year-old pupil at Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill, is joining 165 other members of the orchestra in a residential course and can also look forward to playing at The Barbican and The Proms.

He has two Grade 8 distinctions in piano and violin, a Grade 6 distinction in singing and has been a member of the National Children’s Orchestra.

He is the first Mount St Mary’s College pupil to be selected for the NYO.