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Royal Marines – Mountbatten Festival of Music

Over the last 2 days, the massed band of the Royal Marines has performed 3 absolutely amazing concerts at the Royal Albert Hall – the Scotland Band was part of it (and 3 of our former students), and those of you who played with them 2 weeks ago will recognise many faces.

If you are interested in a career with them (or just enjoyed our concert) watch this!!!!!!!!  It is the livestream they put online last night – it really is a stunning spectacular:

 

Hairspray!

CONGRATULATIONS – to the whole cast, crew and band for a great run-through today. All the hours of rehearsals are now coming together.

Here’s to a fantastic show week.

Tickets are nearly sold out for Friday, but there are still quite a few going for Saturday, so please continue to promote it.

Please share on social media!!

Please share this link to the Evening Mail article about “Hairspray” on social media and promote it as much as possible.  Tickets are going very well for Friday but we could do with selling more for Saturday…

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17501624.hit-broadway-musical-hairspray-is-coming-to-the-coro/

There will be a photo article published mid-week.

 

MORE changes to rehearsals!!!!!!!!!

We return to the original schedule!!!!!  Although the Tuesday rehearsal clashes with the Brewery Dance Platform, UVHS is hosting ‘Top Of The Form’ on Wednesday afternoon so we are not able to have an after-school rehearsal.

The definitive (!!) schedule is below – please note the change to Sunday’s timings for some students

Sunday 17th March:  

9am-10am:  all dancers 9am-10am (Gym).

10am-2pm:  whole cast and band (Main Hall). In costume. Bring some food and a drink.

Monday 18th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume.

Tuesday 19th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume.

Thursday 21st March: 12.35pm-7pm (@ Coronation Hall). We will walk down all yr7-10s at 12.35. All need costumes and packed lunch.

On Friday & Saturday, cast will need to be at The Coro at 6.30pm in order to get make-up and costumes on.  Band need to be there by 7.15pm.

If anyone can donate any raffle prizes we would be very grateful!!!!! Also need 2 or 3 volunteers to run the raffle each night.

Hairspray changes to rehearsals!!!

CHANGES!!!!!  due to the Brewery Dance Platform on Tuesday, the Tuesday rehearsal next week will now be on Wednesday.

Today: 3.30pm-5pm (Main Hall) – Act 1

Sunday 17th March:   10am-2pm (Main Hall). In costume. Bring some food and a drink. Full run

Monday 18th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume. Act1

Wednesday 20th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume. Act2

Thursday 21st March: 12.35pm-7pm (@ Coronation Hall. We will walk down all yr7-10s at 12.35. All need costumes and packed lunch).

The band do not need to be ‘in costume’ for the dress rehearsals, but need to be in Swing Band uniform for the performances on Friday and Saturday – show starts at 7.30pm both nights.

Hairspray Rehearsals

Please could all pit band and cast members take note of the following afternoon/weekend rehearsals:

Today: 3.30pm-5pm (Main Hall)

Sunday 17th March:   10am-2pm (Main Hall). In costume. Bring some food and a drink.

Monday 18th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume.

Tuesday 19th March:  3.30pm-5.15pm (Main Hall). In costume.

Thursday 21st March: 12.35pm-7pm (@ Coronation Hall. We will walk down all yr7-10s at 12.35. All need costumes and packed lunch).

The band do not need to be ‘in costume’ for the dress rehearsals, but need to be in Swing Band uniform for the performances on Friday and Saturday – show starts at 7.30pm both nights.

Wind Band rehearsals

The next 2 Wind Band rehearsals are cancelled due to the school production of ‘Hairspray!’  (which I hope everyone has bought tickets to come and see – we will also need 3 or 4 volunteers to run the raffle and sell programmes on each of the 2 nights).

There WILL be a Wind Band rehearsal on the last Monday of term (25th March) which will go on until 5.15pm, allowing us to continue going through the remainder of the concert programmme for the Italy tour nd the Summer Concert on 8th July.

Royal Marines Work Experience

20180601-LAL Invite with photo form and RNAC(S)(N) dates

Attached is an application form for students to go on work experience with the Marines in Portsmouth. The dates in May are the Mon-Thurs of half term, and similarly in Autumn (October half term Mon-Thurs, although the dates on the form are the 2018 ones, just circle ‘autumn’ on the form).

Students MUST be 15 yrs old or older

Places get filled VERY quickly, so if students are interested (not Yr11/13 for May, obviously), please fill in the form and return it asap (email is best) to:

C/Sgt Rich Sharp BA(Hons) LRSM AMusTCL | Royal Marines Band Service Specialist Recruiter | Naval Recruiting Headquarters | Room 201, Building 1/117, M-P 73A, Jago Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LU.
* EMAIL: richard.sharp606@mod.gov.uk
If you do get a place please let me know so I can make sure that train seats (all paid for by the Navy) are together.
This is a brilliant week with everything paid for by them.