Students from America's Dover High School in New Hampshire have been playing alongside pupils from the Trinity School in Carlisle at Carlisle Cathedral.
Thirty eight students from the New Hampshire school are on a music and culture exchange tri, and are practising ahead of a free concert tonight.
Next April pupils from Trinity will head across the Atlantic to see how the schools teach music differently.
Archbishop of York visits Cumbria
The Archbishop of York kicked off his day in Cumbria with a visit to Blunderfield Farm in Kirkoswald near Penrith.
He met with farmer Brian Armstrong, who explained the challenges the farming community has faced since foot and mouth.
He then went on to visit the newly re-built Trinity School in Carlisle where he met staff and pupils for a questions and answers session.