Forms 3, 4 and 5 were treated to a fantastic Brass instrument demonstration from Jedforest Instrumental Band and Edenside Primary School. Four pupils from Edenside played as a quartet and really impressed their audience with their excellent performances. Our own Beattie M who has recently started to play the trombone was also asked to give a quick demonstration and really impressed us given that she has only been playing for a few weeks! Mr Mabon and Mr Black took time to explain how the instruments worked and caried out some fun and silly demonstrations using mouthpieces and teapots!
Pupils have since had the opportunity to have a go at making a sound on one of the instruments which Jedforest have kindly loaned to St. Mary's in the hope that we can encourage some of our children to take up a brass instrument. With the rich tradition of brass banding which the Borders has, hopefully we will be hearing more brass instrument sounding in the corridors of the St. Mary's before long.
Kirsty McRae, 17/05/2017