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Swing Band last night

A huge WELL DONE! to the Swing Band for a great concert in Millom last night – they already want to book us for next May!  I thought every single member of the band worked really hard, and I am very proud of each and every one of them.

A special mention to Rachael Ensoll for a fantastic debut with ‘Feeling Good’, and also to Jacob Egglestone for the performance of his new song ‘That’s Life’ (although he also receives a fine for a spectacular fluff! – along with some of the 1st altos! –  but both were very amusing).

Swing Band Concert – next Friday

A reminder to the Swing Band that we have a concert at Millom Palladium next Friday – 7.30pm start.

Please get to The Palladium by 7pm (tickets available on the door). Finish at 9.30pm.

Rehearsal this Friday 3.30-4.45pm  –  we will be including at least 3 if not 4 new pieces in the set, so I need a full band.

25 or 6 to 4, Tuxedo Junction, That’s Life (vocal) and possibly In The Mood

URGENT!!!! – Swing Band

Please could everyone going on the Paris Tour please return their Health and Safety form (Cumbria County Council Form C) as soon as possible. Only half the band have done so and the passenger manifest is due in to our agent next week.

Thank you.

English Touring Opera – singing workshop opportunity

As part of the Ulverston International Music Festival the English Touring Opera are coming to perform The Marriage of Figaro on June 6th at 7.30pm and they are putting on a FREE singing workshop on the evening before, at the Parish Church in Ulverston. This will be led by two of their lead singers and should be an informative and practical workshop for everyone but especially ages 15 – 30.
Tuesday June 5th 7.45pm – 9.15pm Ulverston Parish Church
There are very limited spaces for this workshop but if you would like to be a part of it then please let Nicola Rich know as soon as possible ( ) giving the following details:
voice type
singing experience
email address
If you would like to know more about this then please take a look at this webpage about the workshop

National Youth Jazz are back in Cumbria

Attached is info and an application form for a workshop with NYJO in Carlisle on 26th May. If anyone is Grade 5+ and in the Swing Band feel free to apply – it will be brilliant.

Could I ask all students who do apply to let me know so we can coordinate lifts where necessary (although Mrs B.  has already eyed a shopping day in Carlisle!).

NYJO Workshop and Sharing May 26th 2018

NYJO Registration Form 2018