Shire of Mundaring: students perform to raise money for Robert Juniper Award for the Arts

Eastern Hills Senior High School Classical Guitar Ensemble.
Eastern Hills Senior High School Classical Guitar Ensemble.

YOUNG musicians from local high schools wowed hundreds of people during a fundraising event this month with live performances of some of the most popular songs and movie soundtracks.

Students from Guildford Grammar, Helena College, Swan View and Eastern Hills showcased their talents by playing tracks from Star Wars and the Beatles to Brahms and Chopin.

Held at the Eastern Hills theatre, the concert raised more than $2000 to help a young musician or artist apply for the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts.

Eastern Hills Senior High School Intermediate Concert Band.

Applications for the prestigious award, valued up to $9000, close on September 30, with the winner announced in December.

The award is presented annually by the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust to a young artist, up to 35 years old, in the Shire of Mundaring who needs financial assistance.

To download application forms, visit mundaringarts.org, or contact the Trust secretary Chris Durrant on 9299 6093.

Information booklets are also available at the Greenmount and Mundaring libraries, the Mundaring Shire Office and local schools.

Money for the award comes from a contribution from the Shire of Mundaring, supplemented by fundraising events and subscriptions from Friends of the Trust.