MORE than 200 schoolchildren in Salisbury filled City Hall with the sound of music.

The children spent the morning making music as part of the Salisbury Area Young Musicians' First Access Music Festival.

The event, which took place on Tuesday, July 11 was made possible by sponsorship from Salisbury-based travel company On Foot Holidays.

Youngsters from Woodlands, Manor Fields, St Martin’s, Wilton and Barford and St Osmund’s primary schools were playing violins, violas, clarinets and flutes.

The young musicians had prepared pieces to perform as individual schools and also as a mass item.

With a body percussion workshop and performances from the SAYM Strop Orchestra and the Minerva String Quartet the pupils were kept highly entertained for the morning.

First Access music gives pupils the opportunity to learn an instrument in a whole class setting as opposed to individual lessons.