On Sunday 25th September, I auditioned for one of the four places for trumpet in the Greater Manchester Youth Jazz Orchestra. My audition was taken by the conductor and famous jazz trumpeter, Richard Isles. Two days later, I got a letter saying I had claimed one of the places!

I’m really excited as this band is very prestigious and well known and gets to play in amazing places like the Royal Albert Hall, Band on the Wall and the International Jazz Festival. Also, I am rehearsing in the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band (on Soprano Cornet) which gets to play in Peel Hall. I look forward to the weekend rehearsals and concerts yet to come.

Simran Prakash, 10U