School hits high note with fundraising

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School hits high note with fundraising

by Ellie Forbes

Reporter

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LOCHABER music school raised a staggering £1,700 after more than 100 children participated in it’s concert and fun afternoon.

The money raised from the event will help fund the music school curriculum during 2016-2017.

Held in Kilmallie Hall on Sunday June 12,  children as young as 18 months took part.

The days activities included face painting and a splat the rat game, a BBQ and a bouncy castle.

A concert was held which featured two orchestras, two choirs and several styles of music. This gave all the children from the school a chance to show off what they have been learning throughout the year.

Peter Rose, musical director at the school said: ‘The children were once again stars, with the little ones bravely displaying their wonderful progress and the impressive musical skills they are gradually developing.

‘Our older children too were on excellent form too, with their fine playing and their spirited singing.’

Speaking about the music schools funding, Mr Rose told The Oban Times: ‘Our fundraising is absolutely essential; we receive a much appreciated Highland Council

grant but this has gradually diminished.

‘We are however very fortunate to have extremely supportive parents and friends who recognise the great value music school brings to the area and do their very best to help us maintain all the many musical activities and classes we offer from year to year.’