North Ayrshire Schools’ Junior and Senior Concert Bands are celebrating this week after achieving fantastic results at the National Concert Band Festival held at Manchester’s Northern College of Music.

The Junior Band lifted a Gold award at the festival, with the Senior Concert Band winning a Platinum award, the highest accolade on offer.

On Saturday, April 13, the Junior Band gave impressive performances of At Twilight by Tyler S Grant, Infinity & Beyond by Philip Sparke and Fires of Mazama by Michael Sweeney.

Aileen Muir, Musical Director of North Ayrshire Schools’ Junior Concert Band, said: “I’m immensely proud of our talented young people. Their hard work and commitment paid off as they performed to their absolute best at the festival finals.

“Many thanks to our instructors, music leaders, support staff and families for the team effort involved in assisting such a young group to achieve an incredibly high standard.”