No less than twelve young performers provided sparkling displays of their musical skills tonight during the local heat of the National Young Musician competition. Kindly hosted by Heathfield School, Ascot, we enjoyed a variety of musical instruments and good mix of songs in the vocal section. Winner of the instrumental section was Hani Elias (Charters School) on Classical guitar, with Charlotte Meeson (Heathfield School) the runner-up. Winner of the vocal section was Pheobe Parker (Heathfield School), with Sarah Pierce (Luckley House) the runner-up. 'Special Mention' certificates were awarded to Kate Batten, Rob Hill, Asuko Ikenoto and Michael Williams. Certificates and prizes were presented by the Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Ascot, Hugo Winkler.