03 April
Young West Lothian musicians perform

The highly-regarded concert, which features musical ensembles made up of students from across West Lothian, took place for the first time since the Covid pandemic.
A packed audience of more than 300 at Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston were treated to excellent performances from five area ensembles: The West Lothian Schools Big Band; West Lothian Schools Brass Band; West Lothian Schools Concert Band; West Lothian Schools Wind Ensemble; and West Lothian Schools Pipe Band.
A total of 138 young musicians from 24 schools across West Lothian all put on a fantastic show, which was received very positively by the crowd.
Executive councillor for education Andrew McGuire said: "Thanks to everyone who helped deliver such a fantastic Spring Concert Showcase following a three-year gap.
"All our talented young people worked incredibly hard to get themselves to such as high standard for the show, and put in some superb performances.
"Special mention must also go to all the teachers and instructors from both schools and the council's Instrumental Music Service, who helped put on such a great event, as well as all the parents/carers, family and friends who supported the young people and attended on the night to cheer them on."
Parents of current members of the ensembles should look out for an email next term asking them to complete an existing members registration form for next session 
Any pupil of the council's Instrumental Music Service who is not currently in an area ensemble and is interested in joining one next session should talk to their instructor, with rehearsals beginning again in September.