Specsavers in Airdrie and Coatbridge are sponsoring the Rotary International Young Musician of the Year for the sixth time.

The prestigious competition is organised by the local Rotary Clubs and gives children the opportunity to stand up on stage and showcase their musical talents.

The contest is split into various sections depending on the instrument played, including woodwind, brass, percussion and string.

Great possibilities for competitors

Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands Rotary Club have held this event locally for over twenty-five years. Young Musician of the Year is judged by three experienced musical teachers from other areas and the winner goes forward to compete in a regional heat, and potentially on to the finals at a national level.

International Young Musician of the Year 2015 will take place on Wednesday 4th November at Airdrie Town Hall. Entry at the door is by donation.

There will be prize giveaways on the night supplied by Specsavers including chocolates, bug stickers and keyrings. A few lucky attendees can also pick up premium club vouchers which entitle them to a 20% discount off purchases in the local Specsavers stores.

Invitation for the local community

Keith Sharp, optometrist director at Specsavers Airdrie and Coatbridge, said: ‘We are always keen to support local organisations and this is a fantastic event which has seen superb talents over the years.

‘We wish all the local entrants the best in the competition and hope that lots of parents and friends can attend the event to show their support.’

Fantastic evening to be expected

John Gray from the Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands Rotary Club said: ‘We have produced this competition for over twenty-five years locally, and it is well embedded into the cultural life of the two North Lanarkshire towns.

‘This years’ contest promises to be a fantastic evening, showcasing music and song from local young singers and instrumentalists.’

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