THE cream of the region's young musicians are tuning up for their annual showcase this month.

Scottish Borders Council's Instrumental Music Service concert features around 90 musicians from the Scottish Borders Wind Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Junior Wind Band and Guitar Ensemble.

Musicians comes from all of the region's high schools and many of the primaries.

And they will play a wide variety pieces ranging from Led Zeppelin to works by 16th Century Italian composer, Giovanni Gabrieli.

There will also be a tribute to Beethoven, whose 250th anniversary falls this year.

The Wind and Chamber Orchestras will perform under the baton of Rob Hume while the Junior Wind Band will be directed by Lena Ewan and the Guitar Ensemble by Ross Milligan.

Culture councillor Euan Jardine said: “This is a highly popular and well attended annual event, clear testament to the reputation and talent of both our young instrumentalists and all those who support them. I have no doubt this year we will be treated to yet another impressive performance.

“Tickets always disappear quickly so I would encourage people to arrive early and get themselves a seat so they don’t miss out on what will be a truly memorable evening.”

The concert on Monday, March 16 takes place at Melrose Parish Church

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £7 or £5 for concessions, and are available on the door.