Chamber Choir & Brass Ensemble forthcoming engagements

Please note forthcoming dates in the calendar:

Sunday 2nd December – “Light A Life Service” @ St Marys Catholic Church. Chamber Choir singing from 4-5pm for St Marys Hospice. Christmas Jumpers as uniform.

Tuesday 11th December – UVHS Christmas Fayre (5-7pm).  Brass Ensemble from 5-6 and Chamber Choir from 6-7 in the Dining Room.

Thursday 20th December – Senior Prizegiving @ The Coro. Chamber Choir singing from 6.45-7.25 on stage – Christmas Jumpers as uniform.

Swing Band – Dickensian Festival

Apologies for the short notice, but we have only just been informed that we are in the programme for the Dickensian Festival in 2 weeks time.

Swing Band will be playing at Market Cross on Saturday 24th from 3.20pm-5pm(ish).

Players need to be there by 3.05pm to help unload the van and set up – wewill also need help packing away afterwards as well as unloading the van at school.

Dress code – warm!!!!

Wind Band Uniform

If your child is new to the Wind Band, the performance shirts can be purchased here:

https://www.conistonshop.com/UVHS-Music-Department_169/school/product.php?product_id=5713

If the link does not work, please copy & paste into your browser.

Wind Band uniform is:

Pink performance shirt / black skirt or formal trousers (no jeans/leggings) / black shoes and black socks (if trousers worn). There are no exceptions to this uniform.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery to the school once you have ordered the shirt.

P.S. – only 12 tickets now available for the Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival – tickets

A reminder that tickets go on ‘pre-sale’ this Friday and Saturday – they can only be bought in person from the Coronation Hall Box Office (in the foyer) on these 2 days (10am-1pm).

The password is:  Loki18

Tickets go on general sale to the public from Monday 29th October (including online sales)

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Absolutely brilliant workshop with Andrea Vicari and the NYJO Ambassadors this morning. The Swing Band benefitted from it SO much and our visitors were extremely impressed – Andrea said that the students were ‘exceptional’, and they really blew away the Ambassadors, who have been into 2 other Cumbrian schools and 3 Lancashire schools this week.  Apparently, we’re the best school band they have ever worked with ……..

In the new year, NYJO will be establishing a ‘Cumbria Academy’ which will meet every 4 or 5 weeks on a Sunday in Penrith, and they have said that all the players today would be good enough to ‘walk it’ in terms of entry requirements!!!!!!