Swing Band rehearsals recommence THIS Friday afternoon following the suspension of rehearsals due to the show. We have a lot of concerts coming up!!!
This attachment has all the engagements between now and the Summer holidays.
What’s on – Spring & Summer
DON’T FORGET – A2 RECITALS TOMORROW EVENING FROM 6PM IN THE MAIN HALL – ALL WELCOME.
Having just spoken to the Director of Music for the Marines, I am delighted to confirm the massed band finale programme – this band will consist of the Scotland Band joined by between 30 and 35 of our best players.
Toccata (the same version as we play
Joint Corps of Drums item
Sing, Sing, Sing
Whispers of Angels (solo feature)
How To Train Your Dragon – premiered at the Edinburgh Tattoo last August
Feel free to look up recordings/videos of the arrangements – music will be sent for the hardest pieces beforehand.
During their own set, the Marines are including the entire William Tell Overture as well as an amazing compilation piece called Kaleidoscope, featuring two former UVHS students as soloists – Sgt Andy Spain and Musn Rob Norrie.
REMINDER – Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Marines social (Friday 26th May).
£10 each including pie ‘n’ peas supper. Only available from the Music Dept.
On Friday 26th May, UVHS Swing Band and the Royal Marines Dance Band will take to The Coro stage to stage a brilliant evening’s entertainment – get your dance shoes out!!!
7.15pm – 11.00pm
Tickets are £10 each (including pie ‘n’ peas supper) and go on sale on WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL – only available from the Music Department.
We have had to move the date of the A2 Music recitals next week to Thursday 6th April – still starting at 6.05pm in the Main Hall.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Don’t forget that our fantastic production of the comical musical, Me And My Girl, is on at The Coro this Thursday and Friday (7.30pm). Rehearsals have been going really well and all the students are working their socks off to stage a great night’s entertainment.
Please try to get family & friends to come and support us – tickets can be bought on the door both nights (the Box Office will be open from 6.30-7.30pm).
Also, could I remind those who were at the last Friends meeting that some of you volunteered to run the raffle for us on the Thurs or Fri?
Finally – is there any parent of a Year 7-9 student who may be willing to take over as Treasurer for the ‘Friends of UVHS Performing Arts’ (as we are now to be known). Louise Steur has put in years of brilliant service, controlling the finances and putting Mr Butler in his place, but will be standing down before Summer as Catherine completes her A2s and goes to pastures new. Please contact Mr B at school for info.
Tickets for the joint concert between UVHS Wind Band and The Royal Marines will go on pre-sale this Thursday (23rd) and Friday (24th) from the Box Office at The Coro. On these two days, tickets can only be purchased in person (not over the phone or internet), but there is no limit to the number of tickets an individual can buy.
The password is: Lizzie’s Band
Also – a reminder that we are running a trip to see the award-winning musical adaptation of The Commitments at The Palace Theatre in Manchester on Saturday 8th April. Students and parents are invited to come – see attached letter…
Please contact Mr Butler if you wish to go firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that tickets for the Massed Band concert with the Royal Marines go on pre-sale next Thursday and Friday (23rd & 24th Feb) to parents and staff – the password for tickets is:
Balcony – £17.50 (no concessions)
Front Stalls rows A-E – £14 (£10 under 16s)
Rear Stalls rows F onwards – £12 (£9 OAPs, £6 under 16s)
A reminder that there is a meeting of the Friends of UVHS Music tomorrow at 6.30pm in the meeting room in A Block. All are welcome to attend.
We have got hold of 30 tickets to see the smash hit musical ‘The Commitments’ on Saturday 8th April. This trip is not only open to students but also to parents & friends – we really don’t mind who goes, everyone is welcome!!!!!
Tickets are £60 each including a great seat in the stalls (with room for dancing!), transport and insurance. Coach leaves at 9.45am – travel to The Lowry for shopping & lunch – show starts 2.30pm @ The Palace Theatre – back to UVHS by 7pm.
All details are on the letter here: Commitments letter