Annual Rotary music competition to feature high school musicians, cash prizes

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley high school musicians can win cash prizes at the annual Rotary Music Competition. The Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club will hold its 15th annual Music Competition on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church (31143 Nicolas Road, Temecula).

Serious musicians from local high schools or home-schooled students are invited to apply. This is an opportunity for them to perform for an appreciative audience, to enhance their future careers, and to have the opportunity to go on to the finals for more cash prizes.

The public and family members of the musicians are invited to the Temecula Sunrise competition and admission is free. With the high quality of the talent in the Temecula area, this is always a wonderful concert for everyone. For information about registration for the competition, call (951) 698-6116.

The concert will also include an art competition sponsored by Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club to choose the art to be used on the T-shirt for the club’s 27th annual 5K-10K Run through the Vineyards on Saturday, April 26. High school age artists interested in submitting an entry are asked to call the number above.

There are three categories of musical presentations: vocal (classical or Broadway), piano, and other instrumental. First place prize is $400, second $250, and third $100, all regardless of category. The club winners will go on to the Rotary District 5330 finals at the University of Redlands, and winners of those contests in each category will be awarded $1,000 for first place, $500 second place, and $250 third place.

Many of the other 60 Rotary clubs in District 5330, encompassing all of Riverside County and much of San Bernardino County, are also participating in this year’s competition. Other local Rotary clubs are holding competitions.

Advance registration is required for all competitions. The Temecula (noon) Rotary Club is planning to hold its competition at the Temecula United Methodist Church at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Murrieta Rotary Club will hold its contest at The Salvation Army Community Center in Murrieta on Wednesday evening, Feb. 12. The Lake Elsinore Rotary Club will hold competitions in the Ortega High School gym. For dates and contacts, call (951) 698-6116.

Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Journey’s End at Pechanga, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. The club’s main community project each year is the annual Safety Town for children 5-8 years of age, to be held June 16-20 and June 23-27, 2014. The 2014 Safety Town will be the club’s 12th annual event. The club’s primary fund-raising event is the 10K Vintage Run through the Vineyards, to be held at Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery on Saturday, April 26.

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