THREE musicians at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools carried off the top prize in this year’s annual talent contest held by the town's three senior schools.

Vocalist Carys Davies, cellist Anna Vines, and pianist Charlie Walker joined forces to win Monmouth’s Got Talent at the Blake Theatre on Wednesday, March 6.

Students from the town’s three secondary schools – Monmouth Comprehensive School, Monmouth School for Boys, and Monmouth School for Girls – united on stage after progressing from the qualifying rounds for a special celebration of music.

The evening raised around £1,000 for Cancer Research Wales in memory of Monmouth School for Boys’ pupil Tom Walker, who died last year from leukaemia.

A band from Monmouth School for Boys, called The Whip, played very impressively to take the runners-up spot.

Another band from Monmouth School for Boys, The Curb, also shone as did Monmouth School for Girls’ soloists, Sophie Smith and Lottie Franklin.

The standard of musicianship of the pianists and guitarists demonstrated the wide breath of talent across the three senior schools in Monmouth.

Osbaston School’s William Chalk, a talented pianist, was the winner of Junior Monmouth’s Got Talent, which took place earlier in the day.

William later opened the senior show, and his wonderful opening recital set the tone for a hugely successful and enjoyable evening of music-making.