Call for young musicians to take part in concert

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Knaresborough Rotary Club’s 12th annual young musician’s festival will take place on November 12 at King James’s School Knaresborough.

Intended to encourage the musical skills and talents of young people aged 18 and under across four separate age groups and a variety of categories including brass, piano/keyboard and percussion.

Gold, silver and bronze certificates are awarded to all those taking part with the winner in each section receiving a £10 cash prize.

The winners of each category play again in the Grand Final when a Rotary Young Musician of the Year is selected from each of the three age groups.

For individual entrants The Young Musicians of the Year each receive a cup, to be held for one year, and an additional cash prize of £25.

One winning Instrumentalist and one singer will be put forward to the Rotary District Final.

The day concludes with an evening concert at which the winners perform perform together with choirs and orchestras from local schools,

The event is part of Rotary’s National Young Musicians Competition. One instrumentalist and one singer go forward to the District Final in the spring of 2017. From that winners are selected to go on to the Regional Final and ultimately to the National Final which usually takes place in May.

Entry forms from Rotarian Mike Wilkins 01423 864833.