A YARM musician is helping to trumpet the news about this year's Proms in the Park.

Robert Lambert, a student engineer with BP Amoco CATS at Seal Sands, agrees that Proms in the Park 2000 will hit the right note with this year's audience.

The CATS gas processing terminal is supporting the 2000 event, which takes place on August 26 in a specially created auditorium by the lakeside in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough.

Robert, 19, a tuba player with Ovington and Tynedale Brass Band as well as Tees Valley Youth Brass Band, said: "Proms is definitely something I look forward to each year, but I don't think it only appeals to musicians like myself. There's something for people with a wide range of musical tastes."

He added: "I would urge any music lover to come along and give Proms a go, you never know one of these days I might be up there on the stage myself and will definitely need the support."

While the world eagerly awaits Robert's Proms debut, he is busy conducting his path to musical glory and has already been involved with major competitions like The National Festival of Music for Youth and The National Youth Brass Band.

Somehow, Robert finds time to juggle his musical involvement with his work at CATS. He has been with the company that supplies 20 per cent of the UK's gas since last August, completing a gap year before going to university. Robert has concentrated mainly on an-alysing and monitoring CO2 emissions during his time with CATS.

CATS will be sponsoring Proms in the Park for the first time, and organisers Tees Valley Tomorrow greatly welcome support from such prominent organisations in the region.

The ticket hotline number is (01642) 242561