YOUNG brass musicians are to perform alongside some of the best players in the world.

White River Brass is coming to Consett Junior School on Friday (June 16) ahead of a gig at the town’s Empire Theatre later that evening at 7pm.

They will coach members of Consett Junior Brass, who will also be performing, along with Consett Salvation Army Band and Consett Brass.

White River Brass is made up of principal players from Black Dyke Band, in West Yorkshire, one of the oldest and best known brass bands in the world.

David Jackson, Consett Brass bandmaster and junior school teacher, said: “It is a chance for school children to play with musicians who are known throughout the world for the highest level of brass playing. They get the tuition, in theory and in practice. They also share the same concert hall so it is a thrill.”

The concert includes a specially arranged version of Manchester, a hymn by Richard Wainwright, in memory of the victims of last’s month’s terror attacks.

Mr Jackson said: “It will be very moving.”

Tickets cost £6, £4 concessions. Call 01207-218-171 to book.