Band visits young musicians

All of the young musicians were delighted to have the opportunity to perform with the band
All of the young musicians were delighted to have the opportunity to perform with the band

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland visited Meldrum Academy last week to spend the day with young musicians.

Musicians from Kemnay Academy along with Principal Teacher Performing Arts Lorraine Cormack and musicians from Gordon Schools, Huntly along with their music teacher Alison Moir were also invited to the event on Thursday, November 17.

Captain Tony Williams, Director of Music in The Royal Regiment of Scotland, gave a talk about life as an Army Musician.

Then the band and the young musicians played and rehearsed together for the morning playing music from the Disney’s ‘Frozen’, Happy by Pharrell Williams, ‘Let Me Entertain you’ a suite of Robbie Williams songs, and a rendition of Loch Lomond by the Folk Group and the Band and the traditional Military March Colonel Bogey.

In the music department the Band Master of the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra was working with some of the string players from Meldrum.

In the afternoon, S1 pupils and pupils from S3-6 who are studying music came to the hall to watch the Band and string players perform with the school musicians.

In the evening the Band dressed in their kilts and along with the pupils performed a free concert to the community.

Teacher Linda Moggach said: “It was an amazing day for all involved and was so inspiring for the musicians. The band has left a great buzz in the music departments and pupils have memories that will last a very long time.”