29 February 2008
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.
150 hopefuls will be eager to show off their talent before judges at Blackwood Miners Institute during the annual competition on Saturday 8th March organised by Caerphilly County Borough's Music Service, in a bid to seek the limelight.
Adjudicators will assess the youngsters' talent during the day's preliminary classes and the winners in each of the five musician classes - Piano, Singing, Strings, Woodwind, and Brass - will then fight it out for the hotly contested overall Young Musician of the Year 2008 title during the evening's Grand Final starting at 7.30pm.
Pupils from the county borough's secondary schools and colleges 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 and colleges will receive matching cash prizes and the winner of the Composition Class will become the Young Composer of the Year.
The youngsters will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Chloe Bradshaw who will be there to entertain the audience in the evening while judges decide their fate. The talented flautist, who is a student at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, will also be joined by Caerphilly Youth Singers.
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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