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Suffolk Youth Wind Orchestra at the Suffolk Show

Tucked in with his tuba behind the flutes, Francis Vaughan, a Year 9 Music Scholar, played in the Suffolk Youth Wind Orchestra at the Suffolk Show last week.

After three full days of intensive rehearsals at the Northgate Arts Centre in Ipswich, the band presented an exhilarating 45 minutes of music from stage and screen to a highly appreciative audience. The 40-strong group of young musicians came together from schools throughout the county and will embark on tour of towns and cities in the Rhineland in late July.

As part of ensembles from the North Suffolk Music Hub, Francis, along with trumpet player Polly Chan and violinists Joanna Lin, Kitty-May Hayes, Bruce Jackson and Emily Oldman, will perform in the First Light Festival in Lowestoft on Sunday, 23 June. Hear the North Suffolk Youth Concert Band on the Sunlight Stage on Lowestoft Seafront from 8.30am to 9.15am and the North Suffolk Youth String Ensemble in The Japanese Gardens from 11.00 to 11.30am.