02 March 2009
Talented young musicians will be blowing their own trumpets again this year in a bid to clinch the coveted Caerphilly County Borough Schools' Young Musician of the Year title.
The event, organised by Caerphilly County Borough's Music Service, will see 170 hopefuls battle it out before judges at Blackwood Miners Institute during the annual competition on Saturday 7th March.
Adjudicators will assess the youngsters' talent during the day's preliminary classes and the winners in each of the six classes - Piano, Singing, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion - will then compete for the hotly contested overall Young Musician of the Year 2009 title during the evening's Grand Final starting at 7:30pm.
Pupils from the county borough's secondary schools are busy perfecting their playing in preparation for the prestigious event.
Winners in each category get a £50 prize and the overall winner gets the trophy and a £150 prize. The prizewinners' schools will receive matching cash prizes and the winner of the Composition Class will become the Young Composer of the Year 2009.
Admission to the event is free during the day and £3 for the Grand Final. Tickets for the Grand Final are available from Blackwood Miners Box Office (01495 227206). For more information on the competition contact Caerphilly Music Service on 01495 228948.
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