Friendly competition and the camaraderie of music were on full display on Sunday, with the beginning of the Music, Speech and Drama section of the Inverell Eisteddfod.
Adjudicator Robyn Ryan from Port Macquarie was astounded by the spirit Inverell displayed, and commended everyone who participated in the afternoon and evening performances.
She paid special tribute to repeat performances, especially the singers, with many members swapping scarves and joining the 'competition' - swapping between Northern Chorale and the Inverell Singers.
Notably, Clara Porritt took part in over 15 sections, and Ms Ryan said she deserved a "big glass of wine" after her stellar achievements.
In a special section, the band and choral presentations were split up with a lone bagpipe player, Lyle MacLay, who took the chance to give a little plug to the Inverell Pipe Band - who are on the lookout for more members.
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