A packed hall greeted singers and musicians as they performed at the Rotary District 1070 Young Musician Competition semi-final.
Competitors travelled to the King John School, Thrapston, from as far away as Boston in Lincolnshire and Rutland, along with local entries from Rushden, Kettering and Raunds.
The competition was organised by Thrapston and Raunds Rotary Clubs.
High standards were maintained throughout with adjudicator Ates Orga having difficult decisions to make.
The junior and intermediate classes were dominated by musicians from the Bourne and Rutland Rotary Clubs with local youngsters coming through to compete in the senior section finals.
Raunds Manor School saw both their wind ensemble and the little big band win the senior instrumental ensemble and senior group categories with singer Hannah Harper, put forward by the Thrapston and Raunds Rotary Club, triumphing in the senior vocal section.
Joining Hannah in the finals will be cellist Irene Cameron, of Kettering, who won the senior solo instrumental class with the highest adjudication marks on the day.
Rushden’s R Squared ensemble and senior choir One Dynamic also won through to the district finals at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre in Huntingdon on March 3.
Rotary assistant district governor Chris Davies, who presented certificates to all who took part, paid tribute to the outstanding performances from the entrants.
She thanked them for the hard work that had made it all possible.