The newly formed Laois School of Music Beginner Orchestra enjoyed the experience of performing the intimate Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise on Sunday afternoon.
This young orchestra, under the direction of John Davidson and Kimberly Melia, will have their debut performance, since the group formed in October 2021.
Also performing at this afternoon concert, are young musicians from the Laois School of Music string programme, and young musicians from Ballyadams National School, who take part in a weekly music programme with Music Generation Laois.
Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois are partner organisations based in Laois Music Centre on Church Avenue, part of Laois Offaly Education and Training Board and supported by Laois County Council.
Laois School of Music offer a range of programmes from children age 3 upwards, including adults.
Classes are available in kindermusic (3-6 year olds), pre-instrumental (7-year-olds), piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, violin, electric fiddle, double bass, cello, brass, flute, oboe, saxophone, drum kit, singing, keyboard, Leaving Cert music, music theory, Saturday strings programme, concertina, trad flute, harp, bodhrán, uilleann pipes, The Music Box for children with special needs, rock and pop bands, trad groups and trad orchestra.
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