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.
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!!!!
Many apologies, but I have to cancel tomorrow evening’s Swing Band rehearsal.
If your child is new to the Wind Band, the performance shirts can be purchased here:
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
If anyone still wishes to go to the Christmas Festival on 19th December there are only 30 tickets left, despite only going on general sale this morning. This is the link:
Wind Band will finish at the earlier time of 4.40pm this evening
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)
Tomorrow’s Wind Band rehearsal will finish at the earlier time of 4.35pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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!!!!!!
This is the letter that has gone out this week to the Wind Band, Junior Band, ensembles and Choirs (tomorrow).
It is the first Christmas Festival letter giving advance warning of ‘pre-sale’ tickets on 26th & 27th October.
Christmas pre-sale letter