Dorchester’S young pop musicians are giving their first gig of 2012 at Dorchester Arts Centre next month.

Members of the successful Pop Club have spent a year putting the show together and the 27-strong team is promising an exciting mix of pop, rock and blues tracks.

Pop Club meets every Saturday during term-time and offers youngsters with a passion to create and perform their own music the chance to play acoustic and electric instruments – saxophones, trumpets, guitars, percussion instruments including kit drums, cellos, violins and flutes and keyboards – and write their own vocal parts.

Pop Club director Mickey Wills said: “We have such an amazingly talented bunch of young people here in West Dorset.

“As part of their Arts Award, run by the Arts Council and supported by Youth Music, our graduates have been teaching the skills they have learned in Pop Club and acting as music mentors to the younger students.

“This mentoring is so valuable as you see these youngsters grow in confidence and encourage the next generation of young music makers to believe in themselves and develop their talents.

“We’re really looking forward to this evening which has been entirely organised by our graduates who are laying on a buffet and prizes along with some great original music.”

The unmissable gig is at Dorchester Arts centre on March 10 at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 on the door at Dorchester Arts Centre. For information call 01305 266926.