Our school concert band, directed by the inspiring Mr Shanks, did us proud at the South Lanarkshire Music Showcase at the Hamilton Townhouse last night. They closed the show with a choreographed performance of “Happy” that got the audience dancing in their seats. They were a real credit to both Mr Shanks, who has worked tirelessly to get them to such an advanced standard, and to our school. The band go on to compete in the Scottish Concert Band festival in Perth this Saturday. I am sure you will join me in wishing them well.
Duncanrig was well represented in other acts too. Three of our concert band members also performed an outstanding rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” with the South Lanarkshire Big Band, directed by our guitar instructor Mr Murray. Former pupil Jasmine Reid conducted her school’s Junior choir in an Adele medley.