MURRIETA – Local high school students are invited to participate in the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s music competition which offers cash prizes and opportunities to move to regional and district competitions. The Murrieta contest will be held at the Salvation Army Community Center, 40270 Los Alamos Road, in Murrieta Tuesday, Feb. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Students can compete in piano, vocal or instrumental categories. Contestants will perform one or more pieces in the competition. Pianists and instrumentalists must play at least one piece of classical music while singers must perform songs from musical theater or classical music.

All contestants must be high school-level students, living within Rotary District 5330 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third will be awarded. The winners of the Murrieta music competition will be entered in a regional competition separate for each category, and the winners of the regional competition will compete in a district competition.

Entries for the music competition must be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 7, but the number of participants is limited so applying early is recommended. For an application and contest overview, visit For more information on the contest rules, contact contest chairperson Kelly Orchard at

The Rotary Club of Murrieta was chartered April 28, 1992. The club is involved in many community and international activities and programs, in cooperation with Rotary International, which has as its theme “Service Above Self.” Club meetings are held Mondays, excepting holidays, at noon at Richie’s Diner, 40651 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, in Murrieta. For information regarding the club or membership, visit

Submitted by Rotary Club of Murrieta.

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