YOUNG musicians are putting on a brass band concert inspired by 2000 years of Northern history.

Five junior bands from the North-East have been working with musicians from Durham University Brass Band and the Reg Vardy Band to put on the show.

Music Through The Ages, composed by Steve Robson, will be performed at Ushaw College, near Durham, on Saturday.

The bands playing will be Blackhall Youth Band, Dunston Junior Band, Ellington Junior Band, Spennymoor Youth Band and Trimdon Brass Training Band.

The young musicians have been taking part in workshops ahead of the concert, which features eight movements inspired by different periods of history.

They will be telling the story of northern heritage, journeying around the region from the Roman Wall, Holy Island, Durham Cathedral, Whitworth Hall in Spennymoor, the railway museum at Shildon, before finishing up at the Angel of the North.

The second half is performed by the Reg Vardy Band.

A new movement has been commissioned for the performance to bring Ushaw into the college, as part of the 450th anniversary of its foundation in Douai, France.

The concert starts at 7pm.

Tickets are £7 for adults and £2 for children under the age of 18 and are available from