Made in the Forest is a new initiative to showcase the wealth of musical talent that the Forest of Dean has to offer. The main focus for this year is a Gala Concert which will take place on Saturday 2nd July 2011 at the RFDC College Theatre at 7.00pm. Performing in this year's Gala Concert are the ever-popular Forest of Dean Area Wind Band, a vibrant young band aged 8 - 19 who are the only wind band in the Forest of Dean (a predominantly brass band area), Forest Percussion led by local musician Steven Barnett who plays for Tredegar Town Band, Forest little BIG band who will be making their public debut, Forest Flute Choir, Lydbrook Training Band conducted by Robert Morgan MBE, and a combined primary school choir from Yorkley and Primrose Hill Schools. Also performing will be the newly crowned Forest of Dean Senior Young Musician and the Forest of Dean Junior Musician who will repeat their award winning programme's from the Forest of Dean Young Musician of the Year competition which will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd July. In total approximately 150 young (and not so young!) Forest musicians will be participating in what will be a fabulous evening of entertainment and it is hoped that this will become an annual event. For tickets or more information please telephone Kristyann on 01594 562778.