YMI News

  • Trumberbone Street Band Success!
    The young people of East Lothian’s Trumberbone Street Band came together once again this Feb to play in their very own samba band. This project has been running for a few years now, and is going from strength to strength. The young people get the opportunity to learn trumpet and/or trombone as well as getting … Read more
  • NYCoS Singing Groups 2023
    We are delighted to be offering our singing groups once again this year with our partner the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Classes are available for 10 weeks starting after the Feb holiday. There are two age groups (P3-4 and P5-7) and there’s one of each in the six cluster areas in East Lothian. It’s … Read more
  • Picking Out a Tune with Dave Trouton
    Nursery pupils from Innerwick Primary School learned to pick out a tune with Dave Trouton recently. Dave works with early years groups using magical, musical stories to tale them on learning adventures. ‘The children have grown in self-confidence and the joy on their faces is self-evident.  We will be sad when Dave’s time with us … Read more
  • Cove Pupils Enjoy Music with Nick Cook
    Last term Nick Cook spent eight weeks working with staff and pupils from The Cove at Dunbar Primary School. They had a great time learning about music and playing with some fascinating instruments. ‘The children and staff in the Rainbow Room are delighted to have more music sessions with Nick and look forward to the … Read more
  • YMI Celebrates 20 Years
    This year YMI celebrates twenty years of delivering creative music projects to young people across Scotland, continuing to fulfil the YMI Scottish Government commitment that every school pupil in Scotland should be offered a year of free music tuition by the time they leave primary school. Watch this short celebratory film from Creative Scotland.
  • NYCoS Singing Groups 2019 Registration
    NYCoS Leaflet 2018-19 Registration for the National Youth Choir of Scotland singing groups is now open. YMI/Creative Scotland and East Lothian Council’s Arts Service provide this project for free to all P3-P7 children in an East Lothian Authority school. Sessions last one hour and run for 11 weeks. Various venues and week nights are available. … Read more
  • P7 Success at Horrid Haddington
    Huge Congratulations to King’s Meadow Primary School’s P7 classes who sang brilliantly at the Horrid Haddington Event on Friday. They drew a big crowd at the John Gray Centre and entertained everyone with their creative, informative and witty songs. Thank you to Councillor John McMillan for kicking things off and Ruth Fyfe for organising the … Read more
  • YMI & Haddington 700
    We are delighted to be supporting the Haddington 700 celebrations this year. King’s Meadow Primary School’s P7 children have been involved in a YMI funded Song Writing Project with Alan Penman and will be presenting their finished masterpieces at the Horrid Haddington booklet launch on Friday 2-4pm at the John Gray Centre. For further info … Read more
  • NYCoS Perform at The Brunton Theatre
      After 10 weeks of afterschool practices, The National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) Singing Groups from East Lothian came together to perform at the Brunton on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March 2018. The NYCoS Singing Groups are supported and funded by the East Lothian Youth Music Initiative (YMI), funding which comes from the Scottish … Read more
  • O Duo at the Brunton!
    O Duo at the Brunton!  On Tuesday 1st February 2018, Musicians Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox led a group of enthusiastic East Lothian Primary School pupils to form a brilliant percussion group at the Brunton in Musselburgh. Pupils from Aberlady, Ormiston, macmerry, Gullane, St Martin’s & Whitecraig Primary Schools performed on stage for their fellow … Read more