Hundreds of proud parents, relatives and friends packed Dauntsey's School's Memorial Hall for the summer festival of music organised by West Wiltshire Young Musicians.

In the first of two concerts on July 12, Devizes and District String Ensemble, conducted by Karen Cannings, entertained the audience with a sprightly afternoon programme. This included Fiddles on Fire by Mark Williams, a special arrangement of the Surprise Symphony by Haydn, Gavotte by Handel, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no 5, A Celtic Suite by Katherine and Hugh Colledge, and an arrangement of John Williams' Star Wars theme.

This was followed by the Chippenham Junior Wind Band, conducted by Michelle Lomas, with Viking Legend by Elliott Del Borgo, Three Themes from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, Hava Nagila arranged by John Kinyon and Tequila by Chuck Rio.

Then West Wiltshire Junior Wind ensemble, under the baton of Kim Rance, performed Flutopia by Michael Story, Minka by James D Ployhar, Highlights from the Wizard of Oz, the theme from New York, New York, the theme from Superman and the theme from Mission Impossible.

West Wiltshire Wind Band, conducted by Ros Pendry, wound up the afternoon concert with Johann Strauss's Radetsky March, Let's Go to the Pictures, Somethin' Stupid, Scenes from a Royal Tapestry and highlights from Harry Potter.

The West Wiltshire Concert Band kicked off the evening concert under the baton of Sue Blay, with An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland, Banja Luka by Jan de Haan, selections from Chicago and Queen in concert, including Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions.

After an interval, West Wiltshire String Ensemble, conducted by Caroline Barrow, played Rondo by Pleyel, Thoroughly Modern Varnish by Tony Osborne, The Elephant Suite by Anita Hewitt-Jones and the Star Wars theme again.

Finally, the entire West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra came together for a wonderful finale, conducted by its leader, James Monckton.

The programme included the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony, the first movement of Haydn's Horn Concerto no 1 in D Major, Star Trek Through the Years and the music for Beverley Hills Cop.

Mr Monckton said: "It was a long day and very hot, but the children held it together and performed magnificently.

"We had about 180 children performing in each concert and 400 in the audience for each show, so there were a lot of logistical problems. The audience certainly enjoyed it."