Queensbury teenager Jordan Murray is basking in the limelight as the first Winter Guard International world champion percussionist from Britain.
The 16-year-old Bradford Grammar School student had been living with a host family in Ohio while preparing for the competition.
He had earlier been offered a position with Rhythm X for the 2013 season which are two-time WGI Independent World Percussion Champions.
His mum Dawn said Jordan was one of two European drummers who performed at WGI.
“Jordan’s school were very supportive and links were established so that Jordan could continue to study for his GCSE’s.
“Rhythm X put in a superb performance to not only take the world title but with the highest score ever recorded.”
The WGI percussion world championships are the premier showcase for indoor percussion ensembles in the world.
There were 210 indoor percussion units competing in eight classes.
Jordan has now returned home to study for his forthcoming exams.