A TEENAGE trumpet player is aiming to meet the challenge of other Yorkshire musicians.

Matthew Smith, from Honley, has been chosen by Huddersfield Lions Club members to represent them in the Yorkshire heat of the Lions' European Musical Competition.

The heat will be held in Driffield, East Yorkshire, next Sunday.

Each Lions club in the region will have one performer representing them.

Matthew, 15, has played the trumpet for six years and is studying for his Grade 8 exam.

Music is one of the GCSEs he is studying at Honley High School. He hopes to do an A-level in the subject.

Matthew plays in wind and brass bands in the Holme Valley and is principal trumpet player in the newly- formed Kirklees Symphonic Wind Band.

His father, Philip, said: "He's very keen on his music. He plays with a lot of groups but hasn't competed much, so this will be new."

All the performers at the competition will be under 25. They will have to play a 10- minute composition of their own choice and the first movement of the Concerto for Trumpet by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

The winner of the Driffield event will be invited to perform at the Lions' Yorkshire district convention, which is to be held in Huddersfield on February 12 and 13.

The winner will compete in the national heats in May.

The national winner will get £500 and compete against national winners from across Europe.

The European winner will get a prize of 3,500 euros (£2,400).