The music section of the Gunnedah Eisteddfod has brought colour and flair to the Gunnedah Town Hall.
Co-convenor Judy McGowan said the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society was "very happy" with the number of entries this year and fellow member Marg Amos said they had to add a day to the program.
"We've had quite good entries for the infants and primary choir section and the open choral on Saturday has attracted five choirs," Ms McGowan said.
Highlights of the program include the musical entertainment, vocal ensembles and choral championship.
The region's small schools have been actively involved, with Carroll Public School, Sacred Heart School Boggabri, Mullaley Public School and Curlewis Public School making the trek into town to perform.
Adjudicator Paul Jarman has been full of praise for the enthusiasm and energy of local youth and engaged with both the audience and performers, providing encouragement and advice.
"I've had a really fantastic time in your town this week," he said on Thursday.
"We're really lucky to have events like this in Australia and we've got to keep them alive."
On Thursday, there was thunderous applause when Mr Jarman awarded 95 points out of 100 to Carroll Public School for its performance of When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical.
"It's the highest score I've awarded yet in the entire eisteddfod and that is because the singing was perfect. The vowels were perfect and it all came together," he said.
"It was the best version of When I Grow Up that I've ever seen."
Saturday will be a massive day, with competitors to vie for the title of most promising instrumentalist, pianist and vocalist from 2pm.
Gunnedah, Narrabri and Tamworth choirs will compete in the open choral championship.