Two young musicians from Irvine took part in Scotland’s largest youth brass band school last week.
Sisters Charlie and Evie Boax, who play with Irvine & Dreghorn Brass, joined the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) residential summer course at Strathallan School in Forgandenny from Sunday 31 July to Saturday 6 August .
With players from across Scotland aged between 9 and 22, the school is divided into three age groups and allows youngsters to take part in training sessions, masterclasses and full group rehearsals.
Carrie Boax, course co-ordinator and chair of the Scottish Brass Bands Association, said: “It is a real honor and privilege to know that at the end of the week our music directors, tutors and pastoral staff will have done a little but positive difference in the musical journey of every young person who attends our summer school and has helped them create memories and friendships that I know will last a lifetime.
Attendees were also able to take part in outdoor activities such as swimming, rounders, scavenger hunts, movie nights, football, a talent show and a silent disco.
At the end of the course, the young musicians were able to share their skills by performing in a concert at the Albert Halls in Stirling.
The course receives funding from Creative Scotland through its Youth Music Initiative.