The 2007 MUSE Festival (Music is for Everyone) promises to be even bigger and better than the successful inaugural festival held this year. The festival, which is a youth wind and brass band festival, takes place in Singapore, one of the most artistic, exciting and vibrant cities of the world. The event is scheduled for Easter 2007, starting on 6 April and culminating on Sunday 8 April, 2007 and is perfectly timed for young musicians from around the world to gather in the holiday period to make music, share experiences, learn about new cultures and make life-long friends. Already, the organisers have bands confirmed from Singapore and New Zealand (Saint Kentigern College, New Zealand) and other bands expressing interest from Taiwan, Japan and Guangzhou. Festival director, John Chua of the organising company, Orient Explorer commented: “Whilst we have European bands interested in 2008, we would really like to appeal to bands from Europe and the USA to consider participating in 2007. We have very competitive rates for travel and accommodation and any participating band is promised a once in a life time experience.” The programme for the festival includes a glamorous opening and closing ceremony, workshops, fringe events and the competition day itself which will take place in the amazing and historical Victoria Concert Hall. Visitors will also have social and fun excursions scheduled into their stay creating a perfect balance of work and play. MUSE is also pleased to announce it has secured the services of two highly experienced overseas judges. John Roberts (England) and Simon Kerwin (New Zealand) will travel to Singapore to adjudicate the competition and give workshops and masterclasses. If you are interested in finding out more about MUSE or want to see all the action from the 2006 Festival then log on to: www.musefestival.com.