Young brass musicians are being invited to take part in a group workshop.

Musicians between the ages of five and 18 can take part in Essex County Council's Brass Course, which takes place at New Rickstones Academy, Witham, on Sunday, December 2.

Youngsters will be offered places in Essex Youth Brass, which is for musicians of grade four and above, and Essex Youth Brass Junior Group, grades one to three.

Beverly Lockyer, of Essex County Council's music services, said: "This is the first time we have invited young Brass players the chance to create two new groups.

"We hope they may be interested in the future in joining our brass groups, orchestras or wind bands.

"We are fortunate to have many experienced tutors who will be able to offer guidance on playing and how to have fun too.”

The course costs £7.50 and can be booked by visiting