Helping to transform lives through music
Balerno Music Festival Society not only provides an excellent series of events in September and October each year, but also works to encourage young people to develop their interest in music and musical performance. For the second year running the Festival Society has made donations to local schools in Balerno, but this year it also supported Sistema Scotland, The Big Noise in Raploch, which has as its mission the transformation of lives through music.
At the school's morning assembly Martin Petty, Treasurer of the Festival Society, handed over a cheque for £250 to Grace Wilson and William Righam, Head Girl and Head Boy of Dean Park Primary School at a short ceremony in front of the whole school at morning assembly. Mrs Shanks, Head Teacher of Dean Park said that the donation was greatly appreciated and would be put to good use by the school.
Preparations for the SEVENTH Balerno Music Festival are well in hand. As in previous years there wll be a wide variety of musical events in the village in the autumn; an outline of the programme can be seen under programme. As details are firmed up more information will be added with tickets going on general sale at the Balerno Children's Gala on 31st May.
If you would like to help with the organising - we are particularly looking for help in the marketing and ticketing side of things - or if you have any ideas that would help improve the festival then please call our Chairman Ray Wyper on 0131 449 2956 or contact us by e-mail.
We are very grateful to our sponsors, advertisers, Friends of Balerno Music Festival and of course all the volunteers and audiences for making the festival such an enjoyable success.