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Brass band talent reaches BBC Young Musician of the Year final – 4barsrest

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Five talented young musicians from the brass band have reached the final in the Brass and Percussion category of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

Five talented players with links to the brass band movement will take part in the final for the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2022 category.

brass trio

Florence Wilson-Toy, 17, and Phoebe Mallinson, 16, will join Sasha Carter, 18, to perform on trumpet in the brass final, while Jordan Ashman, 17, and George Garnett, 18, will participate in the percussion. Final.

Florence is in her first year of sixth form at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and has played flugel with Britain’s National Youth Brass Band alongside fellow Chetham student Phoebe, who is a product of the organization City of Bradford Band.

Florence combines her studies with outreach projects in conjunction with charities such as Turtle Song, part of English Touring Opera, which brings music, songwriting, movement and singing to people with dementia.

After completing her GCSE and A levels, Phoebe hopes to join one of the leading conservatories to continue her studies in music performance.

Sasha is also a former member of Britain’s National Youth Brass Band and will begin her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in September.

Percussion duo

Meanwhile, the Youth Brass 2000 duo of Jordan Ashman and George Garnett will perform in the percussion finale.

They are well known to marching band audiences for being part of a bubbly “Sing, Sing, Sing” routine playing on bar stools that has been an integral part of the band’s award-winning entertainment programs for the past two years.

Jordan was the principal percussionist of Britain’s National Youth Brass Band and attends the Royal College of Music Junior Department, while George is also in his third year at RCM’s Junior Department and has accepted a scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal College of Music. Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Past winners of the overall BBC Young Musician of the Year with brass band links include trombonists Michael Hext and Peter Moore and percussionist Adrian Spillett.

The brass category final will take place at Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden on Friday July 8 and the percussion final on Saturday July 9.

Everyone at the National Youth Band is thrilled to hear the news, and our congratulations go out to all of the young players who made it to the category final.Doctor Robert Childs

Congratulations

Speaking of the accomplishments, NYBBGB’s Director of Art Planning, Dr. Robert Childs, told 4BR, “Everyone at the National Youth Band is thrilled to hear the news, and our congratulations go out to all of the young players who have reached the category final.

I know how high the standard of performance is at this level and their families and groups must be incredibly proud of their accomplishments. We at the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain are certain that these wonderfully talented performers will represent the brass band movement at such a prestigious event.”

Meanwhile, Youth Brass 2000 spokesman Don Collins added: “This is fantastic news for everyone and especially Jordan and George who have contributed so much to our success over the past few years. They’ve been so committed to us and we’re thrilled for them.”