Aaron, aged eight on tambourine, and Nick, nine, on percussion, were just two of the children who discovered what it feels like to play with a world famous orchestra at the Independent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Day on April 1.

When they grow up Aaron Devitt wants to manage Independent's Edenbridge office, and Nick Wright wants to manage the Manchester office.

They were among 50 children of brokers and Independent staff who spent the day with the RHO at the City of London Boys' School.

“Musical chairs is cool,” said Independent's assistant general manager, Andy Hawkes, aged 39.

“It is a wicked idea to hold it on April Fool's Day – the jokes were almost as good as the music.”