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Jake Hits the High Notes

As many of you know, our music department is full of talented musicians and this week we are shining the spotlight on Jake and his fantastic achievements!

After a strong performance in summer auditions, Jake (Year 10) has been appointed as the Solo Flugel Horn player in the Northamptonshire County’s top flight Youth Brass Band (CYBB), under the direction of Brad Turnbull. Jake also continues his success on the trumpet, having been promoted to the County Training Wind Orchestra.

Alongside this, Jake continues to play for the current National Youth Champion Brass Band, Youth Brass 2000, under the baton of Chris Jeans and Cathy Fountain.

This year has already seen performances in Warwick and Preston Guildhall, not to mention a fabulous week long concert tour of Tuscany, along with a number of concerts closer to home including Market Harborough, Corby Cube and The Derngate.

It promises to be a busy year ahead with 5 concerts and the Brass in Concert event in Gateshead all taking place before Christmas with 2020 dates already filling up. Jake has also been accepted to attend a series of brass workshops in the coming year at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Phew! I’m out of breath just reading about it all!

Well done Jake!

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