A FIRST-CLASS honours degree has brought music to the ears of a former royal marine bandsman.
Ken Wharton-Emms, from Marmion Road, Southsea, has played the clarinet and violin to the likes of the royal family aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The 49-year-old will graduate today with a first-class honours degree in music and sound technology from the University of Portsmouth.
After leaving the royal marines band service in 1987, Ken taught saxophone and clarinet at schools across Hampshire before joining dance function band Alpha Connection. The group host parties and tour globally.
He said: ‘I’ve learnt so much over the course and I take a wealth of experience with me.’