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Renfrewshire School Children Sing To Welcome Spring

Over 300 young Renfrewshire musicians aged ten to 18 entertained a packed audience at this year’s Spring Concert Series, organised by Renfrewshire Council.

The programme, performed over two evenings, ranged from show and film music, including Hairspray and Harry Potter, through jazz and brass band favourites to crowd pleasers such as “Tie me kangaroo down, sport” and a medley of Michael Jackson hits played by the senior percussion ensemble.

The performances, at Paisley Town Hall, were the culmination of months of hard work by the young Renfrewshire schoolchildren who met for weekly rehearsals from last autumn until March.

The ensembles included the Jazz Orchestra, Percussion Ensembles, Concert Bands, Brass Ensemble, String Training Orchestra, Ceilidh Band and the String Orchestra.

They were also joined by the 60 strong National Youth Choir of Scotland (Renfrewshire Area), who along with the Renfrewshire Schools Symphony Orchestra closed the series with a selection of classics.

James Cunningham, music co-coordinator with Renfrewshire Council, said “The high level of achievement reached by the ensembles is a testament to the hard work of the pupils and staff and also the support of parents, family and friends.”

Parents of pupils can be more involved with their children’s musical education and support the various activities by joining the new Parents Group.  Those interested in becoming a member should contact James Cunningham, Music Co-ordinator – 0141 840 8925 or james.cunningham@renfrewshire.gov.uk