I was totally taken by surprise being awarded this yesterday whilst running a British Trombone Society event.
I invited guest artists from far and wide to this trombone event, including American international trombone soloist, band leader and educator, Jiggs Whigham. Jiggs was just beginning his first masterclass of the day and invited me up to join him, where he reduced me to tears with his wonderful speech and presented me with this prestigious award. He also began welling up when he read out the words on the plaque;
“To Carol Jarvis, a woman who will not accept the meaning of can’t or quit, for her courage, inspiration, and multifaceted contribution to the world of trombones.”
I am truly honoured and can’t quite believe I’ve been presented with such a high profile award for trombonists. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!