Watch: The stunning cover of the Three Lions Manchester Music Students’ Marching Band


A group of young musicians performed an amazing version of the English song Three Lions for their comrades.

And they have vowed to save it if England win over Italy in the Euro final at Wembley on Sunday.

The Courtyard Brass Band was formed by first graders from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) during last year’s lockdown.

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Bored and locked in their rooms at their accommodation at Sir Charles Groves Hall in Manchester city center, they decided to use its large outdoor courtyard as a temporary performance space, hence the name.

It then became a weekly event, with the seven-member band playing a different number each week.

And on the day that England faced Germany in the round of 16 of the European Championships late last month, the students decided to make a version of the hit football from David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, whose chorus ‘it’s coming home’ was heard echoing around Wembley and the country as a whole as England progressed through the tournament.

The classical instrumental arrangement was performed by the group’s baritone saxophonist, Jasmine Brown.

It also includes Andrew Farrow, Matthew Kenny, Tristan Boldy, Leo Parry and Jacques Segrott, on trumpet, Ben Hill-Wilson on tenor horn, Matthew Hodson on alto saxophone and Zack Smith on tenor saxophone.

They executed him both in college and again in the courtyard of their accommodation, helping the Three Lions achieve victory over their old foe.

They have since beaten Ukraine and Denmark last night to reach Sunday’s final against Italy, the country’s first in 55 years.

Trumpeter Leo, 18, said: “We came together because we needed to play and practice.

“So it’s amazing to be able to play in a group and to relieve and entertain people as well.

“And the more we did, the more people seemed to like it.

“This one, in particular, went really well.

“Obviously it was all over the song so it was great to play and it was a brilliant arrangement by Jasmine.

“We’re all really passionate about England and we’re delighted that they are doing so well, but we’re also more passionate about music, so being able to bring those things together and more importantly playing together as a band was simply fantastic.

“We are delighted with the reception both from the people watching us and also on social networks.”

Leo said if England win the group will do a multitrack version given that they have now returned to their hometowns across the UK for the summer.

You can follow Courtyard Brass on Instagram here.

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