At 12 years old, Matthew is easily the band’s youngest member. Matthew started off on the piano but was eager to learn a brass instrument. A friend recommended he join Backworth Junior Band and he hasn’t looked back since. Although Matthew still thoroughly enjoys playing in the Training Band, he joined the main band in September 2015. He has gone from playing 3rd cornet to being one of the solo cornets. Matthew continues to play the piano, however his favorite instrument is by far the cornet.