Corby pupils perform at European brass band championships

Sam Addy
Sam Addy

Two Corby schoolboys have proved themselves to be among the best young musicians in Europe.

Corby Business Academy pupils Sam Addy (Year 13) and Louie Anderson (Year 9) performed with Youth Brass 2000 at the European Youth Brass Band Championships in Freiburg, Germany, on Sunday.

Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

The two cornet players helped the Corby band to come second in the Premier section of the competition.

Louie, 14, said: “It’s a very prestigious competition and we performed really well.

“We played to win but the band which won was outstanding and a lot of its players were older so we were very happy to be named the runners-up.

“It was a fantastic result for us.”

During the county band’s 25-minute set it performed Deo Gloria, Idyll on an Irish Hymn, Arcana, Monteverdi’s Three Miniatures and Valero.

It scored 95 points – just three fewer than the winners, the Young Brass Band Willebroek from Belgium.

Youth Brass 2000 will perform at Music For Youth’s National Festival in Birmingham this summer.