HILLFOOTS Music for Youth (HMFY) and the Academy Singers gave it their all during their Grand Concert.

The two hour long event at Alva Academy on Wednesday, March 21, gave youngsters the opportunity to show off their talents.

All the ensembles within HMFY had the chance to take to the stage and around 180 children in total performed for the audience in the packed venue.

According to Mandy Kettles, musical director, the concert was “one of the best” they have had yet.

She said: “It was a spectacular showcase of what our local children can achieve.

“It shows the wealth of talent that we have and the massive enjoyment that these kids get from their music.”

The Training Band kicked things off playing tunes like Batman and Wallace and Gromit, while the training strings delighted with pieces from around Britain.

This was followed by the Academy Singers, featuring performers from all three secondary schools within Clackmannanshire, with a selection from Mary Poppins.

The Intermediate Band brought popular works Do-Re-Mi, My Heart Will Go On from Titanic and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman Returns and I'm a Believer were on the list for the Concert Band, while the Senior String Ensemble brought a few classical numbers, along with Feeling Good and Now We Are Free.

The Traditional Band were up next with a few jigs, while the Massed Strings impressed with Avicii's Wake Me Up.

The Concert Orchestra brought the event to a close with some good old favourites in the form of a selection from Grease.

HMFY, a voluntary organisation, puts on around three shows every year, all made possible thanks to the dedicated tutors and teachers.

The group was established in 1996 and provides children of varying ages the opportunity to work on their musicianship and performance abilities, while mixing with like-minded others.

Mandy said: “The benefits are endless – confidence building, helps their self-esteem.

“It’s a skill that they can develop that they can transfer into other areas.”