The “dedication to music” of pupils who took part in the annual Young Musician of the Year competition won praise during the regional heats.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Rutland and held at Uppingham Community College, the contest was judged by Oundle School’s head of woodwind David Milsted.
Praising the contestants for their commitment and hard work, Mr Milsted said: “We all look forward to seeing the continued improvement of all the musicians here today. Whilst the Rotary Club organises this competition it could not happen without the dedication to music of the young people and their teachers with the huge support of parents and friends. Many hours of practice go into each and every performance.”
Rotary President Richard Simmons said the club was delighted to help young talent build their confidence by giving them the opportunity to perform in public.
Winners of the regional competition will now go forward to the district semi-final being held at King John School, Thrapston.