MUSICAL maestros at Notre Dame High have celebrated their fabulous festival success.

Pupils struck the right note at the annual competition and notched up several awards.

Around 150 pupils from the school took part in the showcase at the town hall.

Principal music teacher Gerard Gordon said: "It was the most entrants we've ever had.

"As well as performing at our Christmas concert and performances at schools and nurseries and care homes together with their prelim exam commitments, they also rehearsed very hard for the festival - including practising on Sundays.

"It has taught them skills such as perseverance, determination and multi-tasking."

There were some notable individual success stories, including Euan McDonald, 15, who won first and second prizes and this year's festival scholarship.

Emma Deegan was crowned outstanding vocal performer aged 18 years and under while twins Jack and Michael O'Rourke jointly won a trophy for the best performances in percussion.

Gerard said: "We are delighted that Emma in her final year at Notre Dame won that trophy, which is an amazing send-off.

"She is one of a number of sixth years who have contributed so much to the department over the years.

"The festival is Inverclyde's platform for performance and there is representation in every concert class.

"It's a phenomenal achievement."