Huge success as Oswestry Youth Music Festival returns for 2022

APPROXIMATELY 1,000 talented musicians took the stage for the annual Oswestry Youth Music Festival this weekend.

The event organized by the city council was another huge success with young people performing in 81 classrooms over five days at various venues around the city.

The overall winner of the Town Council Cup was Jakob Fradley, while Rosaline Walker, 10, from Moreton Hall School, near Weston Rhyn, was the winner of this year’s festival logo design.

A spokesman for the council said: “We have seen and heard a wealth of young musical talent not just from Oswestry but from surrounding towns and counties, as well as many entries from Wales.

Oswestry Youth Music Festival

“It was fantastic to welcome so many new faces, as well as to see young people coming back year after year as they grow in age, ability and confidence.

“Although the festival is a competition, our main goal is to make it as relaxed and friendly as possible so that our young artists can feel comfortable and enjoy the experience.

“Research has proven that music enhances a young person’s development in many ways, including socially and academically, as well as improving coordination, self-discipline and listening skills, and that there are also major mental health benefits.

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

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