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Rotary District 1070

Young Musician Competition

  • Young Musician Competition

There is much interest in this competition and our young people produce a high standard in the District.  Instruments played included Vibraphone, Euphonium, Tenor Horn, Trumpet, Glockenspiels, Harp, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone and many more. The District 1070 Young Musician competition takes place annually and all Rotary Clubs are invited to submit entries, preferably following local heats.

Photograph: Choir performing at the 2012 Young Musician Competition.

Entrants must be located within the Rotary District 1070 area. If in doubt, see District Map for further information.

Photograph: Young saxophanist performs in the Young Musician competiton.Photograph: Primary school children perfoming a percussion demonstration int he Rotary District 1070 Young Musician Competition.


Entry Forms should be sent to Rotarian Moira Bartlett (Rotary Club of Leicester)


How do we organise an event in our club?

Photograph: 2010 Young Musician contest finalists, the Robert Smythe School Big Band.


  1. Photograph: Young boy soloist singer int he Rotary Distric 1070 Young Musician Competition.First decide on a date and venue for your local competition or event, bearing in mind that all entries for the District Semi Finals in 2014 need to be made by 27th January, 2014Only a Rotary Club in District 1070 can make entries to this event.

  2. Find someone to act as an adjudicator for your event.  Ask a local music teacher or the head of music in a local secondary school.  If they don’t feel competent to do it, they may know someone who is.
  3. Contact your local schools and advertise the competition. The District Competition is open to young people who permanently reside within District 1070 or who attend schools within District 1070. 
  4. Charge for admission to your event if you wish to help defray costs.  You could also sell refreshments and put up displays about your local Rotary Club, District events, RIBI events and RI events. This is a good PR opportunity.
  5. Look at the rules for Young Musician in Rotary District 1070 to find the categories and age groups and other restrictions. Photograph: Young violinist int he 2010 Rotary District 1070 District finals of the Young Musician Competition.Don’t worry about how many entries you have, the role of your adjudicator is to make sure the young people you enter to the District event are of a suitable standard and will be competent to perform in public.
  6. Don’t forget each club can only make one entry for each category to the District semi-finals. 
  7. Entrants appreciate some feedback from your adjudicator, written or verbal. 
  8. Remember to look carefully at the rules about accompanists.  No recorded backing tapes are allowed in the District Competition, but may be used for your local event, and then find a suitable accompanist for subsequent events. 
  9. If you only have a small entry, then you may just ask your adjudicator to individually audition the entrants to establish the standard of the young people.  Remember you do not want to frighten young people whoare just learning an instrument; the aim is to encourage them, not to put them off!


Photograph: Young woman playing a tuba in the District 1070 Young Musician Competition.Key Dates this year are:

27th January 2014 all entries to the District semi-finals must be received by the District Organiser

8th February 2014 Northern Semi Final (for Areas B and D) at John Ferneley College Enrichment Centre, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray,LE13 1LH and Eastern Semi Final (for Areas A, C & E) at King John School, Market Road, Thrapston, N’hants. NN14 4JU

9th February 2014 Southern Semi Final (for Areas F & G).  Venue St. Ivo School, High Leys,St. Ives, Cambs. PE27 6RR

2nd March 2014 District Final. Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke School, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 3BN

29th March 2014  Regional Final organised by D1070.  Venue TBA

3rd May 2014 - RIBI (Bi-National - Britain & Ireland) final in Truro, Cornwall



For more details on these events contact: Moira Bartlett (Rotary Club of Leicester).


Photograph: Young woman soloist singer int he Rotary District 1070 Young Musician Competition.

Making Contact:

Entry Forms or enquiries should be sent to Rotarian Moira Bartlett (Rotary Club of Leicester)

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