The Great Wynton Marsalis posted this on Facebook. What amazing encouragement for these young trumpeters.
Yesterday I had the honor of playing with the great trumpet section of the under 13 year olds of theNational Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.
They rehearsed and performed a challenging program rooted in Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. The section was gracious and full of fire and feeling. All had great embouchures and our section leader Charlotte Ward is a star.
The section (the cutest in the world) is from R to L Ben Hill, Henry Cripps, Oliver Baylis, Charlotte, Matthew Whitehead, and James Law. Thanks to Nicola Benedetti Violin (Official ) for bringing me along and congratulations to her for being named a Vice President of the Orchestras.
And great recognition to conductor Roger Clarkson and all adult music coaches, staff and parents who set high standards while also maintaining a fun and positive learning environment for these wonderful kids. And they played so beautifully! I’m still smiling.