The Arun Young Musicians’ Festival was launched in 1981 with the support of the Rotary Club of Littlehampton and has gone on to showcase outstanding young talent every year, giving those young people the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience and receive feedback from experienced musicians. In its early days, the festival had just 30 youngsters taking part but now the festival has grown and attracts entrants to around 40 classes every year.
Within the Festival, these youngsters initially perform alongside each other in vocal and instrumental classes where they are adjudicated and awarded medals and certificates accordingly. These classes now cover all instruments and all levels of competence.
The 2018 Festival Classes will be held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th November 2018 and the Gala Concert on 18 November. Ben Costello will be adjudicating again. The will be interim concerts during April and July – watch this space.