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 third year running the Festival Society has made donations to local schools in Balerno.
At the school's Christmas assembly Fiona Gilroy of the Festival Society, handed over a cheque for £250 to pupils of Dean Park Primary School. The money will be used to support the development of music in the school. Mrs Watson Dean Park said that the donation was greatly appreciated and would be put to good use by the school.
Preparations for the EIGHTH Balerno Music Festival are almost complete. As in previous years there wll be a wide variety of musical events in the village in the autumn.
Why not check out the programme and see what you would like to go to. Tickets going on general sale at the Balerno Children's Gala on 30th 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.