Author Archives: rbutler

URGENT INFO – Swing Band

I have just been informed that the arrangements that I had agreed (a long time ago) for the Swing Band at Dickensian have been changed.

The band is now playing at the Market Cross from 3.15pm-5pm (with a break at 4pm for the official switch-on of the town’s Christmas Lights).

Please could all players be at the Cross for 3pm to help set up as quickly as possible.

Remember to wear warm clothing (including gloves).

Calendar

Please check the calendar on the home-page for engagements on the run up to Christmas.  There have been a couple of changes to who is playing where and when.

Friends Of UVHS Performing Arts

A reminder that the first meeting of the ‘Friends of UVHS Performing Arts’ is on Tuesday 31st October at 6.30pm.  We meet in the Meeting Room in A Block.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. Items for discussion include:

Accounts;  Christmas Festival; School Productions; Swing Band Tour 2018; Wind Band Tour 2019; fundraising events

P.S.  346 tickets have already gone out of the 616  available for the Festival.

Christmas Festival tickets

Tickets go on pre-sale at 10am this Friday and Saturday (27th & 28th) from the Box Office at the Coro Hall.

The password to get tickets on these 2 days is:   Loki17

Remember – tickets can only be purchased in person

Swing Band cancelled – again!

Many apologies, but I will have to cancel Swing Band rehearsal tomorrow (Friday 13th).  The Jazz Combo are playing for BAE Systems at Abbey House Hotel from 8.45 – 11pm and we could all do with going home at the end of school.

There WILL be a rehearsal next week – we have to get ready for a 75 minute performance at Dickensian Festival.

Well Done!!!!!

A huge well done to the Little Big Band who played the first public gig of the year tonight, supporting Diamond Dolly (Dolly Parton tribute act from Portsmouth) at The Coro.

The Band was awesome, especially considering there  were some new members (some of whom ended up sight-reading one or two numbers), and we gave three pieces a debut playing.

Well done to all the students who played  –  you certainly left the audience wanting more according to their chanting after the last number!!

Swing Band cancelled tomorrow!

Really sorry, but tomorrow’s (Friday) Swing Band rehearsal is cancelled due to Perdi being poorly and Mrs B. attending the Cumbria Teaching Awards in Carlisle in the evening  –  as a finalist with the Engagement Centre I might say!!

If any members of the Little Big Band, playing at The Coro on Saturday, are free after school, some help loading the van would be gratefully received.

UVHS Christmas Festival

Tickets will go on pre-sale to parents on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October – only available in person from The Coro Box Office, and a password will be needed (this will be published on this blog by Wednesday 26th October).  The remainder of the tickets will go to the general public from Monday 30th October.

Please publicize amongst family, friends and colleagues – it promises to be an absolutely brilliant performance, including the Wind Band, Junior Band, Full Choir, Chamber Choir, Brass/Sax/Percussion Ensembles, Flute/Clarinet Choirs to name but a few!!!!!

Feel free to print off this poster and/or post it on social media!!!!!!!!!!