JohnWilsonNovember 2016

Dear Friends of Broughton High School

On Saturday 19 November I attended a concert which involved excellent musicians from all over Scotland. The music ranged from folk to pop to ‘classical’ and the instrumental expertise ranged from piano through voice and woodwind to violin and clarsach. The audience were in raptures and the discussions during intermission and at the end were all about how we should celebrate these talents and support such excellence in our country.

The concert just happened to be taking place in our own school Assembly Hall and it was the National Showcase of Excellence from across the four government-funded music schools. Our own Broughton musicians shone through as amongst the most polished and talented within a seriously gifted gathering of peers.

They, and Tudor Morris (Director of the Music School) who oversaw the operational management of the event, should be congratulated on their achievement. Ms Susan Emslie (Assistant Director) and Ms Catherine Frew also contributed significantly to the success of the evening.

It was pleasing to see a distinguished and influential audience in attendance, which included CEO of Education Scotland Bill Maxwell, Director of Learning in the Scottish Government Fiona Robertson, MSP Andy Wightman and our newly appointed education convener Cllr Cammy Day, who opened the event.

John J Wilson

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