Celebrating success - members of the Lewis and Harris Youth Concert Band with the Silver Plus Award

The Lewis and Harris Youth Concert Band have struck silver – and secured a place in the final of the Scottish Concert Band Festival and the chance to play in Perth Concert Hall.
The Concert Band – which is based at The Nicolson Institute – were awarded a Silver Plus award following their performance at the festival on December 2nd, 2017.
Proving that it is possible for a small island band to hold their own against much larger bands from the central belt and across Scotland, the superb performance delivered by the Lewis and Harris Youth Concert Band has earned the talented musicians a place in the National Finals, to be held in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March.
Band members recently undertook bag-packing and carolling to raise funds for travel to the March competition, and say thanks to staff, pupils, friends and family, and all in the community who helped raise a total of £2,065.