Exciting news! Our Transitions Wind Band has been shortlisted for an award in the Creative Learning category for the Aberdeen Children and Young People's Service Awards after I nominated them in July. The wind band programme has now been running for 4 years at the school. It was initially brought to St Machar Academy by Mr Stewart Gilmour and Mr Eddie Paley over 20 years ago and it has been a very rewarding challenge to bring it back again. Our Transitions Wind BaND rehearses every Wednesday after school and is attended by a variety of young people from S1 - S5 and from our associated primary schools. The AYCPS Award Ceremony takes place on Tuesday 2nd October so fingers crossed for a winning result!