MORE than 150 musicians will be going head-to-head at Solihull’s Competitive Music Festival.
Starting in 2001, the contest has grown in size and is attracting more and more interest.
Musicians will battle it out in front of the judges and the cream of each category will perform in a winners’ concert at Alderbrook School.
With more people taking part than ever before, competition is likely to be fierce and there could be a surprise or two.
A festival spokesman said: “From small beginnings eight years ago, the competition is now a star event in Solihull’s annual calendar attracting interest from all over the country.”
Last year, clarinet player Joshua Warhurst became the youngest overall winner and he will be performing again at this year’s event.
The annual clash is part of Solihull Festival - which is now just a couple of week’s away.
Other highlights in this year’s programme are performances from Stagecoach Theatre Group and the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO).
Festival 09 will be on from September 19-27 and all proceeds will go to various good causes.
Tickets for events are available from the box office on 0121 704 6962 or www.solihullfestival.co.uk .