YOUNGSTERS throughout Kirklees and Calderdale are tuning up for regional Music for Youth festivals.
Music for Youth, a charity promoting music in schools, holds these festivals across the UK each year.
It selects 300 music groups to take part in its six-day National Festival at London's South Bank in July.
Kirklees's fourth regional Music for Youth festival is at Salendine Nook High School this weekend.
The event is being staged by Huddersfield Music Centre, which is run by Kirklees Music School.
Huddersfield Music Centre offers young musicians the chance to play in ensembles and to learn music theory.
Calderdale's first regional Music for Youth festival is on Saturday, March 27.
The event, organised by Calderdale Music Service, will take place at Heath Training and Development Centre, Halifax.
CMS head Stephen Langdon said: "We are especially excited at being able to host the festival in Halifax."
Young musicians will perform in front of a panel of experts and receive feedback on their skills.
Music groups taking part will include Brighouse High School's band and string group and Rastrick High School's concert band and senior choir.
As well as Music for Youth, CMS will hold its Festival of Music Week from March 27 to April 2.
A series of instrumental workshops will be given to schoolchildren at Square Chapel in Halifax.
Evening concerts will take place there on March 29, 30, 31 and April 1.
Junior and senior performers from Huddersfield Music Centre's groups thrilled a packed audience in a recent concert at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The centre performers were joined by the 146-strong training choir from Lindley Junior School and musicians from Thornhill Junior and Infant School.
Huddersfield Senior Concert Band performed music from the film Titanic.
All 400 performers took part in the finale piece, My Heart Will Go On, taken from the film's soundtrack.