Today's trip down memory lane takes us back 15 years to when St Andrew’s High School held a talent competition.

Here's how we told the story of the incident in the Post back on Thursday, January 8, 2004...

A TALENTED trio of popular local bands treated Whitecrook school kids to their very own Top of the Pops show recently.

St Andrew’s High School’s popular ‘Battle of the Bands’ was held in the school last month, as part of the their annual Christmas activities week.

Three bands played a 20-minute slot each — where they showed off their exceptional musical skills.

Vincent Docherty, deputy head teacher, said: “It was a great afternoon and everyone who had bought a ticket to watch the bands perform had a wonderful time. We like to encourage things like this because it’s always good for the youngsters and it’s something we do every year. It was a thoroughly entertaining afternoon and definitely one of the highlights of our activities week.”

Sixth year pupil Barry O’Neil and his fellow players were one of the three bands to take part.

Mr Docherty added: “Barry is really talented and it was great to see him take part in this. It’s something he really enjoys and he wants to make a career out of it when he leaves school, so this performance will be good practice for him.”

The bands played a varied style of music to 350 excited school kids who had bought tickets to watch the performance.

The winners were local band Rich Spirit.