Brandon Rhys Harper (trumpet)
Brandon was ten when he received support from Future Talent. He had loved brass instruments since the age of seven, when he heard a demonstration of musical instruments at his school. After trying some out, Brandon fell in love with the brass instruments and thanks to support from a local brass band, he began lessons on the tenor horn. A year later Brandon also joined his local Scout band where he was asked to play the trumpet. Brandon played both instruments for a while and during that time, he also joined his school orchestra this time playing tenor horn. After a while, Brandon decided he just wanted to play the trumpet and he became a member of his local intermediate concert band – the Squidgy Band.
Brandon had been borrowing a trumpet from his Scout group and was in desperate need of his own instrument in order to allow him to flourish. Shortly before that, Future Talent had received a trumpet that had been donated to the charity to pass on to a young musician, and Brandon was the perfect choice!
“I would just like to say a big Thank You for my trumpet that I received recently. It is really nice to now have my own trumpet. I am really enjoying playing my new instrument.” (Brandon Rhys Harper)
Since being given his own instrument, Brandon has received an award from his Scout Band for Brass Player of the Year 2009. He has also performed at York’s Grand Opera House with his school orchestra and he has taken part in a march in York with city’s Mayor. He has also joined the Jazz Band at his secondary school which he is thoroughly enjoying.