In awarding the band an "outstanding" mark of 90, the adjudicator commented that she didn't want to have a write a critique as she did not wish to be distracted from enjoying the musical playing.
Conductor Abi Barnett lead the band in renditions of Paganini's Caprice, Aurelia (which featured a beautiful trumpet solo from Upper 6th Student Hannah Fallon) and to finish, Donut King.
After the performance the band were invited by the festival Chairman to play for the opening of the Gala concert on Saturday night – an honour reserved for the very cream of the festival.
Director of Music Andrew Millinchip commented: "I am very proud of the achievements of this outstanding ensemble, and all credit should go to Abi Barnett for her brilliant direction. If you want to hear what all the fuss is about, come to Friday's Dr Graham's Homes concert in the school theatre where they will be performing again."