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Top billing for Imjin Proms open-air concert

School performers taking part in a competition to win a spot on the stage at this year's Imjin Proms were so good the judges could not decide between them.

So now all of the acts who entered the contest to perform at the Gloucester barracks will be added to the line-up.

Six talented acts from local schools, including a ballet dancer, violinist, and a 30-strong primary school choir impressed the judging panel so much they decided to make more room in the programme to include them all!Lauren Poulsen and Beccy Lawrence both of Balcarras School singing to win their place in the show

The Imjin Proms promises to be a spectacular open-air concert hosted by Imjin Barracks, formerly RAF Innsworth.

This is the first time the gates have been opened to the public to enjoy an event like this.

The six-hour extravaganza will feature musicians from all three military services, raising funds for the welfare charities which support them at the same time.

Regional director for the RAF Benevolent Fund Simon Footer said: "We are incredibly excited about the Imjin Proms. The schools showcase will be a highlight of the night – it's encouraging to see such enthusiasm for performance in our young people.

"There is always something rather special about enjoying food and music in the outdoors and where better to see them than the Imjin Barracks? We have worked hard to put together an exciting programme for the whole family."

As well as fostering young talent, the Imjin Proms will feature some top class entertainment.

Military performers the Royal Marines Band, the 19th Regiment Royal Artillery Pipes and Drums, Adjutant Generals Corps' Band and the Band of the Royal Air Force College will line-up alongside the Military Wives Choir and West End and Broadway performer Cynthia Eviro.

A Spitfire display and parachute display team will take to the skies above the barracks and the night will come to a close with a fantastic fireworks finale.

Simon added: "It really is unmissable! We are encouraging the audience to bring along a picnic, spread out on the lawn and sit back for a night to remember."

Tickets are £20 and all the proceeds will be split between the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF the Soldiers' Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund. Children under 14 go free as long as they are accompanied by an adult and serving military personnel receive a discount. The event takes place on May 30, gates open at 4pm and the first performance begins at 5pm.

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