On Sunday 25 February, 61 energetic young musicians gathered at St George’s School in Edinburgh for our February Play Away Day. Photographer Will Searle captured some brilliant moments from the rehearsals – can you spot yourself in any of the pictures?
The string orchestra, conducted by Joanna Petrie, performed Sarabande by Handel, American Fiddler’s Hoedown (arr. John Leavitt) and Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music. The wind band, conducted by Susan Dingle, performed Come to the Sea (arr C Melville-Mason), All aboard for Dixieland by S D Eisch, and Colonel Bogey by Kenneth J Alford. As always, we were hugely impressed at the amount they were able to achieve over the course of a day.
February Play Away Day, in numbers:
We welcomed 30 girls and 31 boys, aged 8-15, from 39 different schools in 13 local authorities across central and southern Scotland, playing 12 different instruments.
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