This week's 'Throwback Thursday' archive story reports on the success of the Hermitage Primary School Orchestra at the Mid Argyll Music Festival 15 years ago this week.

Here's how we reported the school's success in the Advertiser on April 10, 2003...

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TALENTED young Helensburgh musicians added another string to their bows as they collected awards from the Mid Argyll Music Festival.

The Hermitage Primary School Orchestra picked up awards for the best junior band and most promising musician in the festival at Ardrishaig Public Hall on March 28 and 29.

The school beat off tough competition from four other schools with the help of teacher Miss McNaught to take the Helen and Hugh Smith Trophy in the Junior Band section.

And talented pupil Helena Gourd was named most promising musician at the festival, and awarded the CWS Scottish Co-op Premier Festival Award, after picking up a string of other prizes for individual and group performances.

On the recorder, Helena was awarded the Kelly Family Quaich for her performance of The Lonely Goatherd and, along with Emily Cassels, took home the Dunadd Cup for the best primary instrumental duet.

And Helena triumphed again in the woodwind primary solo to take home the Mary Lepley Cup.

Other prize winners included Emma Juster and Emily Cassels for their recorder duet, which won them the Lochgilphead Primary School PTA Cup for their recital of Yodelling Song.