Rotary Young Musician Competition

District 1190 Rotary Young Musician Competition 2015

This was held at Darwen Vale High School in Darwen during February.  The Final was a very interesting and entertaining day all round and was well attended by parents and their friends who had come to watch their young people perform. There were 14 youngsters from various schools around Cumbria & Lancashire at the Final which was split into 2 sections comprising of 8 Instrumentalists and 6 Vocalists.

The names of the Winners & Runners-Up were :-

Instrumentalist Section
Winner :  Kathy Clarke age 17 from Blackpool Sixth Form College.   Kathy played 2 musical pieces on the Saxaphone, and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Blackpool. 

Runner-Up :  Eliot Lord age 13 from the Keswick School, Keswick, Cumbria.  Eliot played 2 musical pieces on the Classical Guitar, and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Keswick.
Vocal Section
Winner : Bethany McCrystal age 15 from the Balshaws C of E High School in Leyland.  Bethany sang 3 musical pieces and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Leyland.

Runner-Up :  Grace O'Malley age 16 from the Bacup & Rossendale Grammar School (6th Form). Grace sang 3 Musical Pieces and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale.
All of our Winners and Runners-Up will now go forward to the Regional Final which is to be held on Sunday. 26th April 2015 at the South Cheshire College, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe. CW2 8AB.   We wish them the best of luck in the Regional Final.

Competition Details 2015-2016 

After the excitement last year of hosting the District Final, it's great to know that the popularity of the Competition is growing.  Dates are found below and by clicking here for information on the various downloads to find out more.     

The dates and venues are as follows:

Competition event



District Competition

Sunday 7 February 2016

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, Cumbria

Regional Competition 

Sunday 20 March 2016

South Cheshire College, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8AB

RIBI National Final

Saturday 30 April 2016

Abraham Darby Academy, Ironbridge Road, Madeley, Telford, TF7 5HX

Follow this link for copies of the 2015-2016 Guidelines and Information for Competitors. Your first move should be to promote the Competition to Heads of Music in secondary Schools, Scout and Guide Groups, and any other connections available to you to identify likely Competitors.  

If you have insufficient Competitors to make a viable competition at your Club, you can

  • Form a judgment (with expert advice if necessary) as to whether the proposed entrant is of a sufficient standard
  • Hold a Competition among local Clubs to identify a Competitor in each category to represent that group of Clubs
  • Hold a musical event among a group of local Clubs with a view to identifying young musicians to represent each participating Club

Click here to go to the Young Musician Competition Entry Details Page for further details of the competition.

Further details from : by 4th January 2016 to Dawn Smart, 8 High Seat Hill, Lazonby, Penrith, CA10 1AW.  

Telephone 01768 870912, Mobile 07824 881132 

or email

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