Young trumpeter’s proud moment

Trumpeter Jordan Egan (10) sounded Last Post at an Anzac service in Bakers Hill yesterday morning. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au   d435924
Trumpeter Jordan Egan (10) sounded Last Post at an Anzac service in Bakers Hill yesterday morning. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d435924

The 10-year-old Cub Scout from Gidgegannup was invited to close the Hoopers Park memorial service.

His mother, Melody Semmler, said her son�s love of brass began at the age of six when he started learning the cornet.

�It�s quite unusual to start playing so young,� Ms Semmler said.

�Jordan loves the big band sound and a few years ago I took him to see James Morrison.�

The Gidgegannup lad was lucky enough to meet the Australian jazz musician backstage after the performance.

Ms Semmler said music ran in the family.

�With a name like Melody, you�d expect me to play an instrument or two,� she said.

�Jordan learnt the piano for a few years before showing an interest in the trumpet; you can really see his passion for the sound when he plays,� she said.