Young people from Rutherglen and Cambuslang shone when they took to the stage at the 2016 South Lanarkshire Musical Showcase.
Held on March 17 at Hamilton Town Hall, the event brought together musicians from 16 high schools who performed everything from classical music to contemporary rock, pop, soul and the William Tell Overture as a drum solo.
Aged from S1 to S6, pupils performed as part of the Stonelaw High School Concert Band, Rutherglen High School Band Class, South Lanarkshire Schools’ Percussion Ensemble and South Lanarkshire Schools’ Big Band.
Well known Cambuslang singer Stephen McLaughlin - who found fame on BBC talent show The Voice - also represented Trinity High School with a vocal solo performance.
Jim Gilhooly, executive director of education resources at South Lanarkshire Council, said more than 200 students had performed at the event designed to celebrate the wealth of musical talent in the area.
He said: “The music showcase is a highlight in the calendar for the pupils who take part and with the standard of musical ability in South Lanarkshire so high it is a real joy for all those who attend.
“The instrumental music service team do a fantastic job working throughout the year to encourage and support the pupils musical development and work hard in the weeks leading up to the showcase to ensure they give a polished, professional performance.
T” he experience helps these talented young people grow as individuals and as artists.”
Pupils at all stages of their secondary education are supported by the instrumental music service which
Rutherglen High’s got talent The music class band. L to R: Lucy Carr, Alex Forewell, Euan McDowall, Morgan Wakeling, Ryan Lochrie and Monica Brannan