YOUNGSTERS from East Renfrewshire achieved a clean sweep of awards at two prestigious music events.

Members of the local schools ensembles, orchestras, choirs and bands attended the Glasgow Music Festival, held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Both the Junior and Senior String Orchestras performed, as well as the Fun-string Orchestra, Intermediate Choir and both Junior and Senior Bands.

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With over 300 pupils from East Renfrewshire schools performing, each group had outstanding success to win their category class.

Following hot on the heels of that success, the East Renfrewshire Schools’ Senior Concert Band went on to perform in the finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival, held at Perth Concert Hall.

Their varied programme and high level of performance earned them a Gold Plus Award.

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Councillor Paul O’Kane, East Renfrewshire’s education and equalities convener, said: “I am delighted at the success the ensembles, bands, orchestras and choirs achieved at the Glasgow Music Festival and Scottish Concert Band Festival.

"Their hard work has paid off and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the pupils involved and the staff members who work with them.”