Monthly Archives: May 2017

Swing Band on Friday

Just a reminder that the Swing Band is playing at The Coro on Friday.  Letters have gone out but here are the details again.

Arrive:  7pm  –  set up stage and organise pads

Doors open :  7.15pm

Set starts:  7.45pm  –  8.45pm

Marines start:  9.15pm – 10.30pm

Everyone in Swing Band uniform please!!

Arrangements for this weekend

The following dates and times were given out at Wind Band rehearsal this evening:

Tuesday 23rd May              Full Wind Band rehearsal until 5.15pm

Thursday 25th May             Full Wind Band rehearsal with Ruth Wardle (Marines) until 4.45pm

Friday 26th May                  

‘Invited Players’ for the Royal Marines/UVHS massed band @ The Coro from 3.45pm – 5.15pm.

Saturday 27th May            

12.30pm       Careers presentation in the Supper Room @ The Coro – PLEASE TRY TO GET TO THIS WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE MASSED BAND OR NOT. A BIG TURN-OUT WOULD BE A NICE WAY OF SAYING THANK-YOU FOR THEM COMING TO US FOR THE WEEKEND.

1.30pm         Massed Band rehearsal @ The Coro

4pm               Corps of Drums rehearsal until 4.25pm

7pm               ALL Wind Band members arrive @ The Coro in full Wind Band uniform (see me if you haven’t got a shirt).  Cases go in the Ante-Room (off the foyer). Do NOT go to the dressing rooms.

7.30pm         Concert Starts.  At the end of our set there will be an interval followed by the Marines set – during this time you will be standing or sitting on the floor in the side aisles, BUT against the wall, as the drummers need to be able to march up and down without kicking you!!!

After the Marines set there will be a 5 minute break when all the ‘massed band’ players go back on stage – others stay in the aisles.

Royal Marines Careers Presentation

As part of their visit to us next weekend,  there will be a Royal Marines Band Service Careers Presentation at The Coronation Hall on Saturday 27th May from 12.30-1.20pm. Please could I encourage as many of our music students (and parents) to come along as possible, especially if they are interested in a career in any of the armed services music organisations it is well worth it. Even if they are not currently interested, it may give them a nother idea for a potential career.  All 3 services are now actively recruiting singers and guitarists alongside the more traditional wind, string and percussion instruments, and all 3 are upping their recruitment numbers over the next few years. From 1.30pm onwards, the Marines Band will be rehearsing in The Coro and any student/parent not part of that massed band is welcome to come and watch some of that rehearsal.

Heart of Ulverston Awards

If you have any ideas for people and/or groups in the community who are deserving of a nomination for a Heart of Ulverston Award, please take a few minutes to complete the online form below.  Last year, the number of nominations was disappointing and led the committee to question whether the awards should continue, but various members of the community felt that there was a lot to celebrate and that it would be a real shame to just let it go.  Let’s show people/groups that we recognize and really appreciate the work they do in the community.

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Heart-of-Ulverston-Awards-2017-launched-nominate-your-unsung-heroes-here-c9926f7d-b6ff-463f-bf3f-9659ee60ef4b-ds#/

Thank you

Wind Band performance shirts etc.

Just a reminder that every member of the Wind Band MUST wear full uniform for every concert:  black shoes (& socks), black trousers/skirt and a royal blue polo shirt with logos.  These shirts are available to buy from Coniston Embroidery at this address (it is labeled ‘Rhine Valley 2017):

https://www.conistonshop.com/UVHS-Music-Department_169/school/index.php

However, band members do NOT have to wear the ‘Rhine Valley’ shirt – if they have a Salzburg, Holland or Lake Garda shirt that is absolutely fine.

For those going on tour we do ask that players also consider buying a ‘supporters shirt’ for the outward journey (and return if it isn’t smelling!!!).  This is the shirt with our main sponsor logos on it as well as the student’s name or nickname on the back – this is NOT compulsory though.

Wind Band rehearsals

There are a couple of changes to rehearsals over the next two weeks in preparation for the Marines Concert on 27th May:

Tues 16th May  –  rehearsal finishes at 4.25pm due to GCSE Drama Exam Performance at 4.30pm

Tues 23rd May  –  rehearsal finishes at 5.15pm

Thur 25th May  –  ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL with Ruth Wardle (Royal Marines solo violinist, ex-UVHS). Rehearsal finishes at 5pm

After half-term, it is essential that ALL students going on tour attend ALL rehearsals.