HUNDREDS of young musicians will be singing and playing their hearts out in the Holme Valley over the next three days.
Choirs and young singers and performers will be competing at the 58th Holmfirth Musical Festival in the Civic Hall.
Last night and tonight has classes aimed mainly at children and young people, from an under-eight piano solo class to under-18 piano, instrument and vocal solo classes.
And there will be lots of parents, grandparents, friends and relatives in the audience, supporting the young artists on stage.
But on Saturday it is the turn of adults, particularly with high entries in the oratorio and operatic classes.
Five groups of young singers will be taking part in the children's choir section, including ones from Mount- joy House School and Mount School, both at Edgerton.
Four young performers with their hearts set on a musical career will compete for the Holmfirth Rotary Club Millennium Trophy and a cheque for £250 to help them further their career.
The class aims to encourage a singer or musician from the Holme Valley and Meltham areas under the age of 25.
The festival adjudicator is Steven Roberts, a former musical director of Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir.
Dr Geoffrey Lockwood and John Bailey are the accompanists.