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Rotary instrumental music competition open to CHS students

The annual Dan Stover Music Competition, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont, will take place on Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at Claremont High School. The competition is open to all CHS students in grades 11 and 12 who play a musical instrument.

The rules of the contest state that the contestant must play a four to eight minute instrumental piece. The piece can be chosen from a variety of styles: classical, jazz, Broadway, folk, and rock. No vocal entries are allowed.

Contestants may have an accompanist, but the accompanist cannot play a solo within the context of the accompaniment.

All grade 11 and 12 CHS students who enter the contest will receive $25. The winner of this club-level competition will receive a cash prize of $100 and move on to a regional level competition to be held in late April.

The winner of the regional contest will receive a check of up to $1,000 and go to the final competition at the Rotary district 5300 conference on Saturday, May 19.

The winner of the district competition will receive a check of up to $5,000.

All participants must be sponsored by a District 5300 Rotary Club member. Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor will sponsor any Wolfpack musician who wishes to enter. Entry forms are available at the front desk of the CHS office.

For questions, email Mr. O’Connor at boconnor@cusd.claremont.edu. Applications are due in the front office by Tuesday, January 16 at 3 p.m.