Come August 7, children will let their fingers do the talking and compete to make the best music from their instruments.
The preliminary round of 'INSTRIAGO' organised by the Youth Music Council will be held at Nalanda College, Maradana where 10 finalists will be chosen for the grand finale to be held on August 23 at the British Council auditorium.
Registrations for the competition which will see students from schools across the island participating, are still open. "Any style can be incorporated while making music. Western, eastern, everything is welcome," says Project Chairperson Yuwin Jayampathy (Phone: 0777739125) who may be contacted to register for the preliminary round.
Each group that is taking part may have 2-8 members using any number of instruments.
The Youth Music Council formed last year comprises the Music Societies of S. Thomas College, Bishop's College, Ladies' College, St. Peter's College, Royal College, Holy Family Convent, Colombo 4 and Nalanda College. Its beginnings were small - with four schools joining forces to set it up, with three more joining later.
"We hope to hold INSTRIAGO every year to give children who are not singers or dancers an opportunity to showcase their talents by playing an instrument, adds Yuwin.