Fifty-strong schools concert band wows them at The Tower

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24 Feb 2014 - 11:02

Over 50 talented young school musicians from all over Argyll and Bute wowed the audience at the first concert to be performed at The Tower, Helensburgh.

Argyll and Bute Council arranged for pupils who are learning musical instruments to be brought together by ArtsQwest, a social enterprise set up to support performance arts and education.

Pupils travelled to Gartmore House Residential Centre, in Aberfoyle, the previous week to rehearse for the concert, under the guidance of artistic director John Grant.

The council Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Aileen Morton, said, “The council works hard to nurture budding talent and the combination of staff guidance and pupil dedication has made possible the bringing together of these extremely talented youngsters. I was in the audience and the standard was absolutely stunning.

“Argyll and Bute Schools Concert Band offers young musicians the opportunity to come together, play music and perform to the highest possible standard. Of course the focus is music, but there’s so much more involved as well – hard work, confidence building, establishing networks with youngsters from other schools, team work and appreciating others – and of course having fun.

“Well done to everyone involved – I hope they enjoyed the experience as much as the audience did.”