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Huber holds Olympic Torch

Monday, May 28, 2012

Brazil resident John Philip Huber with the 2012 Olympic Torch as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through Cardiff, Wales.
LONDON, England -- The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay came through Cardiff Wales Friday, May 25.

The Wales Olympic Torch celebration took place in Bute Park, which is adjacent to the The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, a school Clay County resident John Huber is currently attending.

Huber and his friend, Jenny Wang, from Dalian, China, wanted to attend the ceremony, but upon arrival to the gate, they were asked by police officers for tickets.

They learned from the officers that tickets had been sold out last year for the celebration.

Upon finding out they were both international students from the United States and China, the officers gave both Huber and Wang VIP tickets.

While at the celebration, they turned in their VIP tickets for VIP bracelets, which allowed them to watch the Olympic Torch being run through the streets of Cardiff by Welsh Rugby star Sam Warburton via big screen television.

They witnessed live the torch as it entered the park and lit the Olympic Caldron in Bute Park. As part of the VIP celebration, they received Olympic Frisbees and lanyards. They were also allowed to have their pictures taken with the Olympic Torch.

Huber and Wang are studying for their MA in music performance.

Huber's principal instrument is the euphonium and Wang's is flute and piccolo. Just a few weeks ago, Huber also managed to see Queen Elizabeth.

He had just come out of the college and witnessed her motorcade passing by. Queen Elizabeth was on her 60th Jubilee Tour of Cardiff, Wales.

Huber just performed his first year MA recital for faculty and friends. The community brass band, Treherbert and District Silver Brass Band, of which Huber is a member, recently became the 2012 SEWBBA Second Division Champions.

Later this summer, Huber will travel to Austria for the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.

He will also perform with the Symphonic Brass Wales in Germany and St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as attending the Royal Military School of Music Summer Academy at Kneller Hall near London, England.

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Way to go John!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, May 29, 2012, at 12:27 PM

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