Pupils from Rutherglen primary schools took part in the third annual Instrumental Music Service Primary Showcase last week.
Around 300 children from 39 schools across South Lanarkshire took part, and the groups involved were mixed learning community groups brought together by South Lanarkshire Council’s Instrumental Music Service (IMS) to showcase their talents collectively.
The showcase, held in The Town House, Hamilton featured soloists, choirs and instrumental groups of primary age pupils. It was a tremendous success and the children, the oldest being just 11-years-old, performed to a packed audience of parents, grandparents, friends and supporters.
Every instrumental discipline was on display from woodwind, brass, strings, percussion, guitar and voice and the programme entertained the audience not only by its high musical standards but in the diversity of music played.
Jim Gilhooley, executive director of education and Tony McDaid, head of education, went along to give their support and, in his vote of thanks, Tony expressed how impressed he was with the skills and confidence of the young performers.
The children rehearsed at the Town House throughout the day and the atmosphere was energetic and fun. The Avon Room was alive with chatter from the excited performers and there was a genuine sense of occasion.
This is the third primary showcase event but the first to be held in the Town House. The day was such a success it is very likely that the IMS will offer opportunity to primary children for years to come.
Melody makers Josh Murphy( 11) and Evan Cameron (11) from Spittal, with Bryony Somerville (11), Cara Griffin (11) and Aimee Brown (11) from Calderwood Primary