Young musicians showcase talent

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Hundreds of young musicians from across the county will be showcasing their talents at a one-off concert this week.

The show, being held in Worthing’s Assembly Hall, has been organised by the West Sussex Music Service to mark its new partnership scheme.

More than 300 young musicians will be performing tomorrow (Saturday November 17) in a number of rock bands, choirs and classical groups.

Music Service manager Colin Arenstein said: “Youngsters from our County Youth Orchestra, Big Band and Worthing Concert Band will all be playing.

“We will be celebrating the new West Sussex Music Partnership which will see us join with a number of other organisations to provide education across the county.

“Students from our new partners will also be playing Taiko drumming, rock and urban songs, choral and brass music while the Chichester Festival Youth Theatre will be performing.”

The concert, which starts at 7:30pm, is to raise money for The Snowdrop Trust, which helps care for terminally ill children.

It will also mark a successful year for the Music Service which has seen the number of adults and children learning with the organisation rise to more than 15,000.

Peter Griffiths, County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said the show promises to be a highly entertaining event from accomplished young musicians.

He added: “Music is a vital part of education and the new partnerships will allow us to join together with many different groups in West Sussex to help children and adults to learn to sing and play.”

Tickets for the concert, which cost £7.50 for adults and £4 for children, are available at Worthing Assembly Hall box office on 01903 206 206.

To find out about joining the West Sussex Music Service call 01243 642 361 or email music@westsussex.gov.uk

Alternatively visit its website at www.westsussexmusicservice.co.uk