A FORMER York College music student is in final of BBC2 Young Brass Award today.

Ryan Watkins, 20, went to Barlby High School and studied A Levels in music and music technology at York College, he progressed to the Royal Northern College of Music in 2012.

Andrea Hayden, team leader for music at the college said: “Ryan was a fantastic music student, he entered into everything within the music department and was a gifted player and talented composer.

"He beat off stiff competition to gain a place at the Royal Northern College of Music and he has continued to do very well. Everyone in the department wishes him good luck for the BBC2 Young Brass Award final on today.”

The BB2 Young Brass Award final will be broadcast is being broadcast today.