Lochaber High Wind Bands entertain in summer concert

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Last Wednesday evening  saw the amazing summer concert of the Lochaber High School Wind Bands, when more than 80 young musicians in age from nine to 18 played music ranging from cartoons to Metallica.

The 350-strong crowd was delighted by the musicianship, discipline and enjoyment that these young players showed all throughout the event.

The Inverlochy P5 school band class entertained the audience with a performance of ‘four minutes 33 seconds’, which consisted of the band and audience playing nothing and sitting in silence as well as a great rendition of Brian Balmages’ Midnight Mission.

The Junior Band, Big Band and Senior Band were all in excellent form displaying a very wide variety of music styles and pieces.

The event also saw a goodbye to those musicians coming to the end of their sixth year.

Norman Bolton, head of music development for Highlife Highland, who was present, spoke of the unique position Lochaber High holds in having so many young musicians from all musical disciplines playing at such a high level and said it should be applauded throughout the whole of Highland region.