A talented singer from Banbury will go on to represent the area at the next stage of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year Award.
Sydonis Brewis, 16, of Dashwood Road was selected by judges to go on to the district final in Reading after she performed at the Banbury heat at Sibford School last Saturday. Gareth Jeremy, Rotarian and organiser of the event, said: “The standard of entries was excellent this year, and after organising the competition for so long it is really great to see how the quality has got better and better each year and that we attract people from far away.”
Sydonis will be joined at the district final by Florence Cain, 13 from Arden Grafton near Stratford-upon-Avon.
She won the overall Young Musician of the Year award after her performance of Someone to Watch over Me by George Gershwin.
The pair will also be joined by musicians Eve Cain, flute, and Rebecca Babbage, violin, both 15.
Ten-year-old Olivia Rawe won the Junior Young Musician of the Year Award after she sang When I Grow Up by Tim Minchin.