Jon Eno, a familiar face at Derby Grammar School,  was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list today as a recipient of a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition for his outstanding services to music education. Jon will be attending a ceremony in London where he will be presented with the medal and subsequently invited to one of her majesty’s garden parties.

Derby Grammar School - Jon Eno
Jon Eno, BEM

The British Empire Medal is awarded for a “hands-on” service to the local community.

As a dedicated educator Jon is keen to use the award to promote the values of music in all young people’s lives. He said:  “Music has the power to make the world a better place, it is the universal language which enriches and engages people from all corners of society.

The ability to listen, and work as a team, are fundamental concepts vital to both a successful music ensemble and in career as an essential part of a creative workforce. I am delighted to be receiving this award, but really, it should be for all of the wonderful students that make up the Hot House musical family. They are the future, and they deserve our support”.

Hot House Music Schools deliver an international award-winning program of services to young people across the U.K.

Founded in Derby in 2002, they have gone on to become one of the most recognised music education brands in the western world.

Derby Grammar School is one of the main music venues for Hot House Music School in Derby. Dr Norris, Head of Derby Grammar School said: “We are absolutely thrilled for Jon. We work closely together and the work he does with his music students is truly inspirational.

We feel very privileged to host Hot House, which also opens up so many opportunities for the talented musicians we have here at school.”  

Hot House alumni go on to lead in each of their specialist chosen fields, whether as the drummer for Noel Gallagher or Paloma Faith or the chief legal counsel for the Paralympic committee, they are exceptionally proud of their time with Hot House and continue to fly the flag for “#inspirationalyouthmusic” wherever they go.