The National Association of Brass Band Conductors in association with Virtuosi are pleased to announce a National Competition for Young Conductors. Candidates must be 35 years of age or under on 31st.Dec.2009 The Competition will be based on the rehearsal of a given work followed by a concert performance. there will be a sight reading test and a short viva voce. The GUS Virtuosi Band will be in attendance for the rehearsals and as the evening concert band. The competition will take place at the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill Milton Keynes on Saturday the 20th.June 2009. The winner will receive £1000.00 and an invitation to appear in concert with the GUS Virtuosi Band. The second and third placed finalists will receive £500.00 and £250.00 respectively. Application forms and a copy of the rules are available from the NABBC Secretary Mr.Ted Howard 30 Havant Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0DT. Telephone 029259 8160 or E-Mail Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications on the official form must be received by 31st.March 2009.