THE Maelor School string orchestra has reached the final of the UK Music for Youth competition for the second time in three years.
They will be competing against five other outstanding school orchestras from across Britain in the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Wednesday, July 12.
Headteacher Geoff Mason said he was delighted at the success of the school's musicians.
'The pupils have worked so hard to achieve outstanding levels of performance under the brilliant stewardship of their teacher,
Mark Lansome,' he said.
'I am very impressed with the poise and confidence of our youngest players, some of whom joined the band in their last year at primary school. However, the excellent leadership qualities of the senior players must also be acknowledged.'
The leader of the orchestra, 17-year-old Georgina Jones, has had an exceptionally busy and successful month.
On Friday, June 2, her superb performance of works by Vivaldi and Dudziocz was rewarded with the most prestigious solo strings
award (Unawyd Llinyno) in the 15-19 year olds category at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Ruthin, which was televised on S4C.
Georgina is also a member of Wrexham's Senior String Orchestra which will play in a different category at the National Music for Youth finals.
She has also represented the Four Countries String Orchestra and the North Wales Youth Orchestra. Auditions for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and The Halle Youth Orchestra are in the pipeline.