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Student excels in Youth Band

Washington Academy student Erica Thompson has recently taken part in a performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, alongside Houghton area youth band, which she is a member of.

The performance was part of a 5 day festival organised by Music For Youth, who are a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and progression opportunities, regardless of background or musical style.

The youth band are a brass band of young musicians from Hetton, Houghton and surrounding Sunderland areas, who have had national successes in brass competitions & performances.

A huge congratulations goes to Erica from everybody at the academy, you’ve done us proud!