Jordan Ashman

Jordan started playing piano from the age of five, but before long, wanted to try something 'cooler'. Drum kit was his choice, expanding into orchestral percussion after a father-and-son project to create a 3.5 octave xylophone. By the age of 13, he already had two Grade 8s - in orchestral percussion and in drum kit.

Each year from the age of nine, Jordan has been selected for the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain, and in 2018, enjoyed being part of the inaugural course of the National Youth Percussion Orchestra of Great Britain.

In 2016, Jordan was selected to attend the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music in London, every Saturday, studying under percussion tutor, Markus Gruett.

Still only 14 years of age, Jordan is delighted to join the GUS Band, hoping he can follow in the footsteps of the growing list of successful young players that have been encouraged through its ranks.