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Young Soloists Competition 

Barnes Concert Band's Young Soloists Competition returns for its second year in 2013. The winners’ prizes will the opportunity to play a solo feature with the Band at a concert in March 2013.

The Band wants to encourage young musicians to reach their potential, share the enjoyment of playing in a concert band and maybe one day consider joining the Band as a regular member.

The competition is open to woodwind, brass and percussion players living in Richmond, Hounslow, Wandsworth or Kingston.

The competition will be through auditions with a winner from each of three age groups.  The judges may also choose an overall winner. 

The three age categories are:
•    14 years and under
•    15-16 years
•    17-18 years.  

Entrants will be asked to play a solo piece for their instrument, accompanied by piano, lasting no more than four minutes.

Auditions will be held at St Mary’s Church, Barnes on the afternoon of November 11th 2012. 

The judging panel
will decide the one winner in each age category. The winners will be invited to perform a solo feature with the Barnes Concert Band at its concert on 2 March 2013 at Richmond Park Academy.

Feedback will be provided by the judging panel to the unsuccessful entrants.

What to do next
If you are interested in applying, you need to download the application form and complete it. It should be returned by 3 November 2012 and sent by email to: jane_haslam@zen.co.uk .

You will then be contacted about the time of your audition.

Good Luck!

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