Loretto School Concert Band achieved a ‘Silver Plus’ award (the equivalent of
third place) in the recent Scottish Concert Band Festival in Livingston
recently (7th December). This national competition attracted over 40
of the very finest of Scotland’s youth concert bands. Loretto School also
achieved a ‘first’ - as the only independent school in Scotland to enter
Band was described by the adjudicator as "delicate, subtle playing” and
“beautiful sound colours”.
Mr Jamie McVicar,
Deputy Director of Music at Loretto, commented, "Though not the largest
Concert Band in the competition, the Loretto pupils performed magnificently and
certainly punched above their weight. Indeed, one of the adjudicators commented
that we 'sounded like a band with far more numbers'. We were delighted with the
result and I do congratulate all the pupils involved."