Ahead of leading the cooperation band at this year's British Open Championship it has been announced that cornet legend Phillip McCann is to be conferred an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield.
The Yamaha artist is renowned throughout the brass band world as a performer, conductor, adjudicator and teacher, and has been a member of the University faculty Music Department for nearly 30 years.
He has directly mentored many students who now hold important positions in professional and amateur music.
A recipient of both the prestigious Iles Medal and the Mortimer Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, as well as the All England Masters Dedicated Service Award, the Scotsman has also earned many other educational and musical accolades.
The whole of the brass band world will join in sending him their congratulations. The doctorate will be conferred at a ceremony later this year4BR
The whole of the brass band world will join in sending him their congratulations. The doctorate will be conferred at a ceremony later this year.
He will receive the accolade alongside Roger Burnley, the CEO of the supermarket chain Asda.