Feb 21, 2016
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Prize Draw 2016

FIMEDS Prize Draw 2016

Everyone should have their tickets by now – please sell as many as possible as this is a major fundraiser and there are some fantastic prizes!

The draw will take place on Sunday 20 March during the rehearsals at Bishopbriggs Academy.

You can collect extra tickets at rehearsals, or by emailing us.

List of Prizes

Keep checking – more to come!

First Prize : Be a firefighter for a day!

An exciting day for up to four people with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Experience the core duties of being a firefighter for a day!

Second Prize: Bed and Breakfast for two at Gartmore House

Third Prize: Round of golf for 4 at the Crow Wood Golf Centre

Various Vouchers:-

Biggars Music – £25

itunes – £25

John Lewis/Waitrose – £20

Nando’s – £20

MacDonalds – £10 x 2

Cafe Nero – £10

Other prizes including:

1 month’s free pass for Sports Direct Fitness, Milngavie

Picnic Hamper of goodies

Malt Whisky

Hotel Chocolat chocolates

Wine, chocolates, mini-hampers

Oct 18, 2015


Our AGM will be held at Bishopbriggs Academy on Sunday 22 November at 2pm.
It will consist of reports on the year, presentation of accounts and election of office bearers.
If anyone wishes to raise any other issues, please contact us by email or speak to a member of the committee at the start of any Sunday rehearsal.

Please come if you can – it will last for less than an hour and will give you an insight into what is involved in running all the EDC bands, orchestras and choirs.

May 29, 2015
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Bus Times for Senior Orchestra, 1 June 2015

Pick up times for Monday are as follows

Douglas Coach A – 9.00am
Bearsden Coach A – 9.15am
Boclair Coach A – 9.30am

Turnbull Coach B – 9.00am
Bishopbriggs Coach B – 9.10am
Lenzie Coach B – 9.25am
Kirkintilloch Coach B – 9.35am
St Ninian’s Coach B – 9.50am

Mar 9, 2015
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Prize Draw – List of Prizes

One Night’s B&B at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire

£50 voucher for the Tickled Trout Inn, Bearsden

£50 M&S gift card

Lunch for 2 at the Ashoka Brasserie, Kirkintilloch

£25 Googleplay gift card

£15 iTunes gift card

Hampers, chocolates and wine

A beautiful framed print! (Thanks to the Framing Workshop, Milngavie)

More prizes to be confirmed – watch this space!

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