Horn player ex­cels

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By JES­SICA FLOYD-CRABBE

Play­ing the flugel­horn comes nat­u­rally to Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Jes­sica Sch­weizer.

Her years of train­ing have fi­nally paid off, with Jes­sica’s re­cent ac­cep­tance into the New Zealand Youth Brass Band, and an up­com­ing China tour in July.

Jes­sica has been play­ing the flugel­horn since she was 10.

‘‘My dad played in the Mata­mata Brass Band, and when I went to lis­ten to their con­cert, Mem­o­rie Brooky played a solo on her flugel­horn. It was then when I de­cided I wanted to play it too.’’

The un­der- 18 New Zealand Youth Brass Band was formed

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