Music filled the air. The sweet melody was a symphony from 240 pupils at the International Schools' Music Festival on Thursday.
The festival, under the theme Harmony that was held at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) in Bukoto, Kampala attracted eight international schools.
These included KISU, Rainbow International School, Aga Khan, Heritage and Acacia International Schools.
Randomly distributed into four groups, the children rehearsed performances, played different instruments such as violins, African Drums, xylophones and pianos under the guidance of their music teachers. That was the hard part in the morning session.
Lunch marked the end of the rehearsals and ushered in the performance session where the pupils unveiled their masterpieces to their parents.
Each school had its own composition which it performed to an ecstatic audience. There were eight performances which climaxed with all children going on stage and performing a one-off composition.
Anna Cervantes, a music teacher at KISU and organiser of the festival, said it aimed at bringing children together to work with and learn from each other.
Kezia Kimbugwe, a music teacher at Rainbow, lauded the festival, describing it as an awesome experience for her and her pupils.
"I have learned some new things while working with other music teachers. It was also interesting to see my pupils play with their colleagues from other schools," she said.