This year’s Oswestry Youth Music Festival  has been another huge success with a record number of entries involving approximately 1000 young people performing in 81 classes over 5 days.

A spokesperson for Oswestry Town Council said, “We have seen and heard a wealth of talent from young musicians not only from Oswestry, but from surrounding towns and counties, as well as numerous entries from Wales. It was fantastic to welcome so many new faces, as well as seeing young people coming back year after year as they grow in age, ability and confidence.

“Although the Festival is a competition, our main aim is to make it as relaxed and friendly as possible so that our young performers can feel at ease and enjoy the experience. Research has proved that music enhances a young person’s development in so many ways including socially and academically, as well as improving coordination, self-discipline and listening skills, and there are also major benefits to mental health.

“A special thank you to Sue Turner and all the volunteers who helped out over the 5 day music festival.”

Pictured: Jakob Fradley, overall winner of the Oswestry Town Council Cup, with the Mayor, Councillor Mark Jones.

Pictured: Rosaline Walker age 10, from Moreton School who was the logo winner for this years festival.