Musical celebration to take place when over 300 Highland pupils gather

Over 300 Primary school pupils will gather in Inverness Leisure’s main hall on Friday 5 June to celebrate the success of Youth Music Initiative activities in Highland.

Youth Music Initiative sessions are provided in all Highland Primary schools with funding from the Scottish Government administered by Creative Scotland.  

In Highland, the Council have been running Kodály musicianship sessions; Gigajam drumkit and guitar skills; SoundStart as well as all schools having traditional music sessions in collaboration with Fèisean nan Gàidheal.  

The event on 5 June is being run by the Council in collaboration with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and Fèis Rois. It will allow the pupils attending to participate in a number of ‘music station’ activities.  Three of the schools will present short performances and the afternoon will involve all those attending learning some Gaelic, English and Scots singing games and songs.  Nairn Academy Steel Band will entertain during lunchtime and the afternoon session’s activity will be accompanied by the ‘house band’ consisting of some of the tutors involved in delivering the morning activities.

Norman Bolton, The Highland Council’s Music Development Officer said: “All the skills we deliver as part of YMI projects enable pupils to build a high level of musical understanding, social skills and confidence as they move through Primary education.  Staff working in the Council’s Instrumental Tuition Scheme and Secondary Music Departments reap the benefit of the knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm generated by all these aspects of Music Education."

Further information on all aspects of Youth Music Initiative in Highland can be obtained from Norman Bolton, Music Development Officer, at: norman.bolton@highland.gov.uk

27 May 2015
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