Showcase concert to be held at Melrose Parish Church

Group of young musicians playing in an outdoor venue

Published: Monday, 25th February 2019

Our Instrumental Music Service is holding a showcase concert in Melrose Parish Church on 18 March at 7.30pm

Young musicians from the Scottish Borders Wind Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble and Junior Wind Band are set to deliver a stellar performance.

Getting your tickets

Tickets are available at the door - £6 each or £4 for concessions.

Showcase concert highlights

These young people represent all of the region’s high schools and many of the primaries. They will be playing a wide variety pieces including:

  • traditional Scottish
  • works by 16th century Italian composer Palestrina
  • Abba
  • Boney M

The Guitar Ensemble and the Wind Orchestra have been invited to play at the Royal Highland Show in June.

Councillor Euan Jardine, Executive Member for Culture and Sport

"If last year’s event is anything to go by, this promises to be another impressive performance that will give these young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talent and skills in a spectacular way. I would imagine that tickets will disappear quickly so would encourage people to arrive early get themselves a seat so they are able to enjoy what I am sure will be an extremely memorable event.”

Calling Scottish Borders young musicians

The Instrumental Music Service will soon be recruiting for their next session and are on the lookout for young instrumentalists interested in joining a music ensemble. As well as being able to develop ensemble and performing skills, pupils will have the chance to take part in courses and residential weekends supported by the PTA Borders Young Musicians. A range of social activities are also provided along with the opportunity to make new friends.

To find out more, contact the Instrumental Music Service directly online or call on 01835 825097.Information is also available at: www.scotborders.gov.uk/music