Budding musicians from Cowra Public School took part in a performance and workshop day with visiting performers from All Saints' College in Bathurst on Monday, December 2.
Performers from the college's a capella choir, concert and stage bands took to the stage alongside the Cowra Public students in a combined ensemble, showing the up-and-coming virtuosos how to swing.
Cowra Public School music director Mary-ann Wright said their band program has been operating since April and has given 45 students an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.
"For the majority of the students, this is their first experience playing a musical instrument," Ms Wright said.
"It has been proven over many studies that learning a musical instrument actually improves kids' learning and concentration."
Accompanying teacher John Clipsham said that a few of his students actually went through Cowra Public School themselves; and enjoyed the teaching element of the day as much as the performance.
"They say that the way you learn to do something really well is by teaching someone so this is a really good experience for our students too," Mr Clipsham said.