Jan 14, 2014
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Bus Times for Perc Ensemble/String Orchestra Course @ Gartmore March 7-9

School Pick Up Fri 7 Mar Return Sun 9 Mar
Lenzie   Academy 12.15 pm 3.50 pm
Bishopbriggs Academy 12.30 pm 3.45 pm
Boclair Academy 12.45 pm 3.35 pm
Bearsden Academy 1.00 pm 3.30 pm
Douglas Academy 1.10 pm 3.20 pm
Aug 27, 2013

2013-2014 Bands and Orchestras

Here is the 2013-2014 Bands and Orchestras Application Pack for download -

2013-2014 – EDC Bands and Orchestras Application Pack

Well Done to everyone who auditioned for the Bands and Orchestras last week!

Results will be out once they have been collated.


Jun 11, 2013

2013-2014 Bands and Orchestra Dates now out!

The EDCIMS team are delighted to announce that the 2013-2014 bands and orchestra dates are now available via the FIMEDS website calendar!

Aug 29, 2011

EDC Instrumental Music Service Contact Details

EDC Instrumental Music Service

Wester Cleddens Primary School

Wester Cleddens Road



G64 2NQ

If for whatever reason you are unable to attend ANY rehearsal it is imperative that you let the IMS team know by contacting the office -

Tel – 0141 777 3138

Or send a text to - 07905 408777

Apr 21, 2011
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Welcome to FIMEDS on the web!(Scottish Charity Reg: 031150)

Friends of Instrumental Music in East Dunbartonshire Schools (FIMEDS for short) was established to advance the education of pupils by supporting the East Dunbartonshire Council Instrumental Music Service to encourage pupils of all abilities to maximize their musical potential.

 The committee of FIMEDS administers the Jimmy Hill Memorial Fund, which was established to provide financial assistance, through bursaries, to members of East Dunbartonshire schools bands and orchestras who, due to financial constraints, would be unable to meet the full cost of the residential courses. The fund may also be used for the purchase and up keep of ED musical instruments when required. In this period of financial recession, requests for support are likely to increase and therefore it is vital that the work of FIMEDS is continued.

FIMEDS also sourcesfunds through various awarding bodies including EDC Community Grants and other corporate organisations.The community Grants awarded to FIMEDS in recent yearshave been to partially fund the activities of the East Dunbartonshire Schools Jazz Orchestra. This group meets each Wednesday evening in Boclair Academy. A similar community grant funds the EDC Childrens Chorus, a group that rehearses in Bishopbriggs Academy each Tuesday. Without this funding these musical groups would not be available.

FIMEDS is present at the stand/display at Sunday rehearsals and concerts.We sell Section Hoodies, which have proven to be popular with musicians.


Thanks to all who havesupported FIMEDS to provide bursaries for a larger number of pupils/families this year.

In 2011/12 FIMEDS has increased its profile through our manned stand/display at Sunday rehearsals, concerts and newsletters alongside selling of the very popular Section Hoodies. This has proven fruitful as the pupils and parents have become more involved in supporting the charity through the fundraising activities. Thanks to all as this support has allowed us to provide bursaries to a larger number of pupils/families this year.

Fund Raising Events 2010-11: Quiz night Event, bag packing, raffles at various concerts, Provost’s Concert, selling of T-shirts and Hoodies, fun activities at weekend/week courses and much appreciated donations.

Contact fimeds@hotmail.com