National band place for teenager

PUBLISHED: 18:42 21 August 2017

Olivia Bird.

Olivia Bird.

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A place with the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain has been won by a 13-year-old musician from Yatton.

Olivia Bird only began playing the trumpet three-and-a-half years ago but her natural talent has shone through sufficiently for her to win a spot with the prestigious group.

Olivia is a member of Lions Brass 4 Youth and her success comes as no surprise to its musical director.

Tutor Davie Hollister said: “I am very proud of Olivia’s achievement and Lions Brass 4 Youth considers this another great success for the organisation.”

Olivia, who attended Yatton Junior School before moving up to Backwell School, recently played in a concert for the Yeo Valley Lions and the charitable organisation was mightily impressed.

Former president Kevin Moore congratulated Olivia on her success. He said: “The continued success of Lions Brass 4 Youth also reflects the support given by Lions clubs in the South West, particularly by those in North Somerset.”

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