Talented Wellingborough musical teens jet to Europe

Youth Brass 2000
Youth Brass 2000

Two talented teenagers from Wellingborough represented England in the European Youth Brass Band Championships held in Germany earlier this month.

Bass trombonist Eleanor Bateman and tenor horn player Jacob Hoffman are both Sir Christopher Hatton Academy students and play for Youth Brass 2000, based in Wilbarston.

The band became British Youth Champions last April allowing them to go forward as England’s representative in this year’s prestigious event and Youth Brass 2000 came second in the face of very stiff competition. The band also retained the national title and will play again in France at next year’s European competition.