THIS has long been praised as a musical town so it is good to see the next generation carrying on that tradition.

Huddersfield has a wealth of musical talent in its schools and outside as youngsters join all manner of musical groups. So it is great to see that talent exported to London to one of the capital’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall.

Around 600 young singers and musicians from Huddersfield are performing there as part of the three-day Music for Youth Schools Prom.

They include members of Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra plus Huddersfield Fusion, who come from eight local schools

Excitement, nerves, yes but bags of talent and energy and the youngsters are doing Huddersfield proud making music and taking it on to a national stage..