The 2011 RIBI Young Musician Competition was such a success that the Ellon Rotary Club have decided to sponsor and organise a 2012 event.
With the co-operation of David Birse, Head of Music at Ellon Academy, the club hope to attract and encourage young musicians who are aged between 11 and 17 years and live in the Ellon catchment area. There are two categories: solo instrumental and solo vocal. The first local round will take place in Ellon Parish Church on January 28, 2012, and the two winners will go forward to the District Final in Perth on March 3, the Scottish Final on March 28, and the UK wide final on April 13 which takes place in Bournemouth.
At the RIBI final there will be a trophy and prize for the winner of each category. Entry forms and further details are available from David Birse, Ellon Academy, or from Ken Gill of the Ellon Rotary Club. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come along to support and encourage these talented young musicians.